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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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Boehner Floats Tax Rate Hike For Highest Earners

The House speaker is showing new flexibility on tax rates in talks with President Obama on the "fiscal cliff." Boehner has proposed allowing income tax rates to increase on people making more than $1 million a year as long as the president agreed to substantial spending cuts.
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What Obama Could Do, As Chief Consoler

Host Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley about President Obama's role as the nations consoler-in-chief and what meaningful action the president can take on the issue of gun control.
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Presidential Inauguration Comes With Hefty Price Tag

While President Obama's second inauguration isn't expected to be quite as extravagant as the first, it will still be quite pricey.

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School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say

Police say the gunman had multiple magazines with a capacity of 30 rounds for each of the three weapons he used in the Newtown, Conn., assault.
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Parting Advice From The Senators Leaving Congress

As Congress once again heads for the brink in the "fiscal cliff" fight, a string of retiring senators noted the increased polarization sadly as they bid their colleagues farewell.

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