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What Shut The Back Door To Congressional Compromise

It used to be commonplace for leaders of the two parties to find common ground. But Democrats and Republicans stopped working together partly as a result of one of their greatest collaborations.
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Open-Government Watchdogs OK With Closed-Door Fiscal Cliff Talks

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner held another closed-door meeting Monday. If that secrecy troubled anyone, you'd expect it to be open-government watchdogs. But they have few objections. "Sometimes compromise has to be reached behind closed doors," says one.
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Profiling A Shooter: 'Needle In A Haystack'

After an elementary school shooting in Connecticut, Americans continue to struggle to understand why it happened and how to prevent future tragedies. Host Michel Martin discusses the shooting with author Paul Barrett, journalist Craig Whitney and psychiatrist Carl Bell. They talk about the politics and psychology of America's gun culture.
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The Politics And Psychology Of Gun Culture

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation on America's gun culture. She speaks with author Paul Barrett, journalist Craig Whitney and psychiatrist Carl Bell.
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Why Not Raise Capital Gains Taxes?

As a part of the series, "Why Not," Tell Me More is looking at policies that were once untouchable but now may be on the table. Today, NPR Correspondent Tamara Keith and Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown dig into the pros-and-cons of raising taxes on capital gains and dividends.
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Egypt At A Constitutional Crossroads

Kojo talks with Egyptian-American journalists and academics about the stakes in Cairo and Washington.

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Analysis: Lawmakers Likely To Reevaluate Gun Control After Newtown Shooting

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about what Obama and lawmakers plan to do regarding gun control in the wake of the shooting at Newtown, Conn.

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Rep. Tim Scott Named To Replace DeMint In Senate

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is stepping down to be president of the Heritage Foundation. Scott is a freshman congressman and will be the Senate's only African-American.

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