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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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To Imagine A Gingrich Presidency, Look To The '90s

Newt Gingrich rose to prominence as the leader of the 1994 Republican revolution, in which the GOP took back the House majority after 40 years in the wilderness. During his reign, Congress forced a government shutdown, overhauled the welfare system, balanced the budget for the first time in decades and impeached the president.
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Would Supercommittee Failure Roil Markets?

The bipartisan committee still seems far from an agreement despite Wednesday's deadline. There's concern that if lawmakers don't make credible progress on reducing the budget deficit, the impact on Wall Street will be severe.
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Van Hollen: Deficit Panel Acting In Good Faith

A special deficit-reduction supercommittee has less than a week to go before a deadline to vote on a plan cutting the nation's deficits. Melissa Block talks to one of the members of the bipartisan panel, Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.
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Candidate Alleges Virginia Debates Exclusionary

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Julien Modica, a candidate for the Virginia Senate seat being vacated by Jim Webb, is filing a suit to open the state's debates to candidates who don't currently meet the requirements.

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GOP Divided As Supercommittee Eyes Tax Revenue

The divide between supercommittee Democrats and Republicans has been over whether tax revenues should be used to reduce deficits. Some Republican members of the supercommittee are now showing support for the idea, but the issue is dividing the GOP.

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