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What Cain's Exit Means For The Republican Field

Herman Cain quit the presidential primary over the weekend and an Atlanta TV station reports that he may endorse his former rival, Newt Gingrich. NPR's Ken Rudin talks about Cain's decision to quit, and how it will change the primary field.
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Felony Provision Almost Derails D.C. Ethics Bill

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The D.C. Council is rushing to pass ethics legislation before year's end, but the bill was almost derailed in committee over a provision that would include an expulsion mechanism for elected officials convicted of a felony.

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CQ Roll Call: Low Congressional Support For Gingrich, Talks On Payroll Tax Cut Continue

Although some recent polls show Newt Gingrich in the lead for the Republican presidential field, Congressional support for the former Speaker has been low.

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Source: D.C. Council To Ask Harry Thomas Jr. To Take Leave Of Absence

Members of the D.C. Council met behind closed doors Monday to discuss the recent scandal surrounding Harry Thomas Jr. -- reports indicate that Kwame Brown will ask him to take a paid leave of absence.

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Report: Cain To Endorse Gingrich. Update: Not Today

The Georgia businessman suspended his campaign on Saturday. Now, Cain's former Republican rivals are courting his support and an Atlanta TV station says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will win it.
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Lawmakers Try Again For Compromise On Payroll Tax

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is one of the lawmakers calling for a compromise on extending payroll tax breaks for middle income families.

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In Cincinnati, 'Nothing Good To Say' About Congress

If the only thing worse than being hated is being ignored, Congress has slipped even further. While polls show staggering disapproval rates for the legislative body, Americans seem to have lost interest in what Congress is, or isn't, doing. In Cincinnati, most voters approached had nothing good to say about it.
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GOP Race: Cain Out; Gingrich In Spotlight

Linda Wertheimer speaks with NPR's Cokie Roberts about the latest in politics, including a shakeup in the Republican presidential race.
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Cain Out; Political Favor Shifts Toward Gingrich

Insurgent candidate Herman Cain suspended his campaign on Saturday. As Cain has fallen back, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has emerged as the leading alternative to one-time presumptive front-runner Mitt Romney. NPR's Mara Liasson talks with host Audie Cornish about the changing political climate.

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