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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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Congressional Stock Trades Get Scrutiny

The STOCK Act, a bill that would ban members of Congress from trading stock based on nonpublic information they get because they're lawmakers, has 61 co-sponsors and counting. What's remarkable about this is the STOCK Act had just nine co-sponsors last week.
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Energy Secretary Defends Handling Of Solyndra

Energy Secretary Steven Chu makes a long-awaited appearance on Capitol Hill on Thursday to answer questions about Solyndra, the company the administration backed with loans guarantees only to watch it collapse in bankruptcy.
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Local Lawmakers Want More From Super Committee

The deadline for the super committee's deficit reduction bill is looming, and now local lawmakers are pressuring them for more.
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Supercommittee Scenarios: How The Debt End Game May Play Out

The congressional panel charged with developing a plan for cutting the nation's deficits by $1.2 trillion over 10 years is days away from its Thanksgiving deadline. While no one can predict exactly what will happen between now and the committee's deadline, here are some possible outcomes.

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