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Staying In Shape On The Campaign Trail: Romney Drops A Few Pointers

The former Massachusetts governor revealed a bit about his strategies for staying in shape on the campaign trail. Pizza sans cheese and a daily run.
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Maryland Landlord Gives Voice To Abortion Rights Supporters

Feeling harassed by the aggressive tactics of anti-abortion activists, the landlord of a Maryland abortion clinic fought back by starting an organization of his own.

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Occupy DC Keeps Message, Tweaks Tactics

While many had assumed the Occupy DC protests would have fizzled by now, some at the McPherson Square encampment are talking about escalating their tactics next year.

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Mass. Senate Race A Battle Over Who's More Populist

Republican Scott Brown won what he called the "people's seat" in 2010 by casting himself as the opposite of the Kennedy dynasty. Now, Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a Wall Street watchdog, is raising Democrats' hopes they can win the seat back. So far, both campaigns are competing over who is the "real" populist.
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Hill Standoff Over Payroll Tax Cut Continues

With the House rejecting the Senate's extension of the payroll tax cut Tuesday, it is unclear if anything will be resolved between the two houses before the new year. Robert Siegel gets the view of the standoff from Capitol Hill from NPR's Tamara Keith.
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Obama Urges Boehner To Pass Payroll Tax Extension

President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday, urging him again to pass the bipartisan Senate bill allowing for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment insurance. That the idea appears stalled in Republican-controlled House. As the Dec. 31 deadline for action nears, the White House, families and businesses are looking at the real-world consequences of congressional inaction.

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