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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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Johnson Discusses Seeking Libertarian Nomination

Robert Siegel speaks with Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico. He tells Robert why he decided to end his GOP presidential bid and instead seek the Libertarian nomination for president.
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Week In Politics: Iowa Caucuses; Year-End Overview

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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In Iowa, Candidates Make Closing Arguments

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney looks like he's on top as the last weekend of the pre-campaign year finds Rep. Ron Paul and his troops having a day in the sun — and the rest of the GOP field in disarray.

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