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A New Year's Forecast For The Health Care Bill

One of the biggest political question marks going into 2012 is the fate of the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Audie Cornish speaks with Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times about what's ahead for Americans in terms of health care in the new year, including a constitutional challenge to the law's mandatory health care provision.
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2011: An Extraordinary Year For Gay Rights

Among the highlights: the passage of New York's Marriage Equality Act; and the end of "don't ask, don't tell." We take a look back with Dan Savage and interview the first same-sex couple to get married in New York.
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This Year In Congress: Much Drama, Little To Show

There were at least three countdowns to shutdown, there was the debt-limit fight, plus the will-they-or-won't-they drama over the payroll tax holiday. Looking at how few bills were actually signed into law this year, one might conclude this session was mostly sizzle and not much steak.
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For Gingrich, A Week Of Attacks And Falling In Polls

It's been grueling for Newt Gingrich as he defends his record just days before the Iowa caucuses. Some of the stress may have surfaced Friday when one question brought on the tears.
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Obama's Grade In Foreign Policy 2011: 'Incomplete'

Much of global affairs lies beyond any one country's control, even for the most powerful country in the world. Still, the global landscape looks completely different from one year ago, in part due to President Obama's accomplishments.
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After A Year of Struggles, Obama Finds His Footing

This has been a year filled with drama and delay between President Obama and Congress, but he's ending it on a high note.
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A Moment From Jon Huntsman's Time On The Stump

All this week, All Things Considered is highlighting moments from each of the presidential candidates' stump speeches. Friday, Robert Siegel hears moments from Jon Huntsman's campaign.

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