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WaPo McCartney: Occupy Movement Reaches Two-Month Anniversary, Issa Proposes Bill To Give D.C. More Autonomy Over Budget

Occupy D.C. takes its protest to the Key Bridge, and a proposed bill that aims to give D.C. more autonomy over its budget has been dismissed by local leaders.

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From Wall Street To Big Food, Occupiers Are Hungry For Change

Occupy Big Food says it wants "to take our food back and out of the hands of just a few large corporations." A food politics expert says the group should focus on learning about the farm bill.
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Balanced Budget Amendment Falls Short In House

Republicans said it's time for the federal government to follow the lead of 49 states. Democrats said the amendment would tie future lawmakers' hands. To move forward, the amendment needed a two-thirds majority — 290 votes. The vote was 261-165.
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Jack Abramoff Calls D.C. Politics Dirty As Ever

Abramoff earned millions making deals and trading favors on Capitol Hill before being imprisoned on corruption charges. He's been called 'scum' and a 'bloodsucking bogeyman.' He speaks with host Michel Martin about his new memoir Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyist.
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Casino Jack On Ridding Money's Political Influence

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, notorious for serving three years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion. They discuss his new memoir and how money and influence are shaping today's presidential race.
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CQ Roll Call: Obama Not Likely To Step In On Super Committee

With the super committee impasse looking more and more certain, President Obama is unlikely to step in before the deadline. 

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Van Hollen Rejects GOP Super Committee Offer

Rep. Chris Van  Hollen (D-Md.) says the tax revenues deal that super committee Republicans put on the table this week was never a serious offer.

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House Panel Questions Chu About Solyndra Loan

Energy Secretary Steven Chu appeared before a House oversight subcommittee Thursday to defend his agency's decision to lend $500 million in federal money to Solyndra, a company that made solar panels and is now bankrupt. The company is the subject of numerous federal investigations.

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