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Deja Vu All Over Again: Obama And Boehner Clash On Fiscal Cliff And Taxes

The words from President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on Friday over taxes and the fiscal cliff could be properly viewed as the two men staking out opening positions in coming negotiations. They also could be seen as addressing the two very different constituencies the men must answer to.
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North Dakota's Newest Senator On Her Tax Plans

Robert Siegel speaks with new Senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp. The North Dakota Democrat won the seat vacated by the retiring Kent Conrad.
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Boehner: GOP Won't Support Raising Tax Rates

House Speaker John Boehner went before the press on Friday as the White House and Congress quickly shifted from the election to the so-called "fiscal cliff."
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Obama Insists On Tax Hikes For Wealthy Americans

On Friday, President Obama made his first public remarks since winning re-election. He used the moment to insist on greater revenues from the affluent in any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
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International Adoptions

Russia's move to ban American adoptions of Russian children forces international diplomacy into the lives of some families. Kojo explores the challenges of inter-country adoption.

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The Politics Hour

Former D.C. Council Member William Lightfoot (I-At Large) and U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) join the Politics Hour crew.

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