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Anti-Tax Crusader Grover Norquist

A conversation with Grover Norquist. As fiscal cliff negotiations move forward, some lawmakers are rethinking their support of Norquist's anti-tax pledge.

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Does Anybody Have More Fun Than Joe Biden? Check These Photos

The vice president had to talk some about taxes and spending cuts while he was there. But it looked like he just wanted to shop today at Washington, D.C.'s first Costco store — and was having a really good time doing it.
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Obama's Foreign Policy, Take Two

As President Barack Obama prepares to enter a second term, he faces a host of foreign policy issues. Syria presents an immediate crisis, China poses a strategic challenge and tensions with Iran continue to escalate.
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What Changes When Women Lead

When the 113th Congress convenes in January, it will include more women than ever before: 81 female members of the House, and 20 female senators. Wilson Center director, president and CEO Jane Harman discusses how female leadership influences politics and the workplace.
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The Role Of The SEC And What's Needed To Keep Watch On Wall Street (Rebroadcast)

The role of the SEC in regulating Wall Street.

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Quinoa Craze Inspires North America To Start Growing Its Own

A North American quinoa boom may be just over the horizon, plant breeders say, as the Rocky Mountains, much of Canada, and the Pacific Northwest all have potential as production regions. Right now, almost all of the world's supply of the ancient superfood comes from a few suitable growing places in South America.
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The Challenge Of Feeding America’s Hungry

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark is the latest politician to highlight the challenges for people who rely on government assistance for food, but some say the U.S. food stamp program needs to be cut back. The challenge of feeding America's hungry.

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Will Payroll Tax Cut Survive Fiscal Talks?

The Bush-era tax cuts are taking center stage on discussions about deficit reduction. But the payroll tax holiday is also at risk, which could cost the typical family $1,000 a year. Host Michel Martin talks with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy about the fiscal cliff and how the outcome could affect consumers.
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Former President George H.W. Bush In Hospital

Bush, 88, was admitted the day after Thanksgiving. He's being treated for bronchitis and could be released this weekend, a spokeswoman says. "This is not a life-threatening illness," she adds.

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