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The Politics Of Gun Control On Capitol Hill

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. prompted new conversations about gun regulation in America. President Barack Obama has vowed to take "meaningful action," but the current political landscape poses challenges for the administration and members of Congress who want stricter gun legislation.
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Newtown: How Much Media Coverage Is Too Much?

The Beauty Shop ladies offer their thoughts about the Newtown shooting, including the implications for gun policy, the media, and American families. Host Michel Martin is joined by policy analyst Michelle Bernard, Melinda Henneberger of The Washington Post, blogger Viviana Hurtado and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona.
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Why Not Go Over The Fiscal Cliff?

The White House is promising to veto a new tax proposal from House Speaker John Boehner. But who's bluffing and what's believable when it comes to fiscal negotiations? And what happens if talks break down? For Tell Me More's 'Why Not?' series, host Michel Martin takes a look at what might be on the other side of the fiscal cliff.
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Maryland Lawmaker Not Sold On Boehner's 'Plan B'

House Speaker John Boehner's "Plan B" to raise taxes on those making more than $1 million is being panned by Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin.

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White House Says Obama Would Veto GOP's 'Plan B' For Avoiding 'Fiscal Cliff'

While negotiations go on behind the scenes, the two sides continue to talk in public about problems they have with each other's ideas.
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Robert Bork, Who Was Turned Down For Supreme Court, Dies

His 1987 nomination hearing was a hotly contested battle of ideas. "On a whole host of subjects, from individual privacy to civil rights, he defied the conventional wisdom and said the Supreme Court had been wrong," NPR's Nina Totenberg has said. The Senate turned Bork down by a vote of 58-42.
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Boehner Pushes 'Plan B' To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'

The effort to avoid the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes of the "fiscal cliff" is taking a detour in the House of Representatives. Negotiations are still underway, but House Speaker John Boehner is also pushing ahead with what he calls "Plan B."
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Mich. Gov. Vetoes Concealed Weapons Bill

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed people with concealed pistol permits to carry guns into schools and other public spaces. He said the legislation did not allow individual places to opt out.

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