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Breaking Down Obama's State Of The Union

Reid Wilson from National Journal Hotline and Tom Shoop from Government Executive help break down the reception and prospects for the agenda laid out in President Obama's State of the Union.

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Taking His Economic Message On The Road, Obama Touts Factory Jobs In Iowa

President Obama kicked off a three-day re-election road tour Wednesday, starting out at a manufacturing plant in Iowa. The president is promoting job growth in the manufacturing industry while defending the government's bailout of the auto industry.
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Battered And Bruised, Perry Returns To Texas

Gov. Rick Perry is back in Texas, after dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He's returned battered and bruised, but he still has strong supporters in his home state.
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Giffords Makes A Tearful Farewell

Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords took to the House floor Wednesday one last time to say good-bye, for now, to her colleagues. It was an emotional scene as she handed in her resignation, a little more than a year after being gravely injured in an assassination attempt.
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Illinois' Quinn Pressured To Roll Back Tax Increase

Last year this time, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was pushing a big income tax increase to help balance the state's budget. This year, Quinn is being pressured to roll part of that increase back. But the state is still months behind in paying its bills, with a pension shortfall looming.
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Ron Paul: Steadily, 'Our Numbers Are Growing'

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Ron Paul talked about everything from civil rights to a graduated tax.
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Keystone Pipeline's Connection To Payroll Taxes? It's Up For Debate

The White House says it makes no sense to link the controversial pipeline's fate to an extension of the payroll tax cut. Republicans say both issues are about jobs.

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