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Smoking Ban Headlines Packed Montgomery Co. Council Agenda

The first two months of 2013 will likely be a busy period for the Montgomery County council, as a slate of bills were introduced on Tuesday, including a proposed smoking ban on county-owned property.

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Obama Team Works To Keep Grass Roots From Drying Up In Second Term

The White House says it won't make the same mistake it made when the president was first elected. Then, the Obama team didn't really do much to reach out, despite an email database of 11 million supporters.
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Grover Norquist: Pink Unicorns Aren't Real And GOP Won't Break Tax Pledge

The man behind Republicans' "no new taxes" pledge says Democrats won't propose "real" spending cuts or reforms. It's a fantasy to think they would, Norquist says. So, he says, even those Republicans who are suggesting they might vote for higher tax revenues won't do so.
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GOP Senators More Troubled About Benghazi After Talking With Amb. Rice

The U.N. ambassador may be tapped by President Obama to be the next secretary of state. Before then, though, she'll face more questions from lawmakers about what she and other officials said and knew about the attack in the days after it happened.
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NH All-Female Delegation Ready To Break Gridlock

New Hampshire voters are known for having a strong independent streak. This year, they elected a woman governor and the first all-female congressional delegation. Host Michel Martin speaks to one of the newest members, Democrat Annie McLane Kuster.

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