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Overhauling Congress: Taking It Back To Formula

It's been a year of frustration on Capitol Hill with constant battles over money, the partisanship in Congress and legislative gridlock. It certainly doesn't look like the system of government the Founding Fathers envisioned in the Constitution. But should the politicians be blamed or the system they were handed?
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Former Aide: 'Newt, If I Let You Down, I'm Sorry'

In June, Newt Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler left the campaign for fear that the former House speaker didn't have the tenacity to win the Republican presidential nomination. Tyler reflects on his decision and assess the GOP front-runner's campaign.
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Warner Partners With Moran To Support Local Start-Ups

A Democratic senator and Republican senator are teaming up to push through a new bill that helps start-up companies in the region.
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German Influence Looms Over Eurozone Deal

All 17 nations that use the Euro have agreed to integrate their fiscal policies and give the European Union more control over their national budgets. Germany was the prime mover behind this push for greater fiscal discipline. Some are saying the agreement, in effect, unites Europe under German control. Host Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli in Rome.
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Congress May Be Tied To The Hill For Holidays

As the holiday season heads into full swing, Congress remains in full gridlock with payroll tax cuts and emergency unemployment insurance benefits set to expire. NPR's David Welna joins host Audie Cornish to talk about the many bills still on the table.
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Iraq PM, Obama Get Together To Break Apart

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki comes to Washington Monday to meet with President Obama. They'll discuss the two countries' strategic relationship as U.S. troops move into the final stages of their withdrawal from Iraq. NPR's Kelly McEvers reports from Baghdad.
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Now In Need, Romney Welcomes Media

Until the last week or so, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made himself scarce to the media, delivering only tightly honed messages. He now has a newfound eagerness to talk to reporters — some of them, at least.
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Arguing Over A Tax Cut Few People Notice

Congress and the White House continue to debate the future of a 2-percent payroll tax cut that expires at the end of the year. Meanwhile, most voters aren't even aware they're getting it.

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