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Santorum: Early Political Work Influences Him Still

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he learned to run a lean campaign from a former Pennsylvania state senator's wife. Now he's employing those skills in Iowa, hoping to stun the political establishment with a surprise win in January.
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For Debt Committee, No Final-Hour Deal Apparent

Monday was to be the deadline for the Congressional Budget Office to release its analysis of the deficit-cutting proposal the supercommittee is to vote on no later than Wednesday. But there's not even an outline of an agreement.
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Prospects For Supercommittee Debt Deal Look Dim

On the brink of failure, members of the bipartisan deficit-cutting panel blamed each other Sunday for the intransigence that has gridlocked the panel in its quest to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the coming decade. The panel has until Wednesday to vote on the deal.
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Super Committee Still Facing Partisan Differences

The congressional super committee's deadline to trim away nation's debt is few days away, but a solid deal is nowhere in sight.

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What's At Stake, For The Supercommitee And Us

The supercommittee, charged with cutting federal deficits by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade, is down to the final days before its Nov. 23 deadline, and the group appears to be at an impasse. NPR's Tamara Keith and Mara Liasson talk with host Audie Cornish to explain both the economic and political consequences of supercommittee success or failure.
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Obama Trip Spotlights Asia, But Can U.S. Refocus?

President Obama returns to Washington Sunday after an unusually long, 10-day trip to Asia. The president is keen to spread the word that the U.S. is shifting its focus to the region, which he sees as a major source for economic growth and new U.S. jobs in the coming century. Host Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn in Bali, Indonesia, about what the trip achieved.

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