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Super Committee Courts Compromise

With just 10 days left until the deadline for the super committee to reach a deficit reduction deal, the region's lawmakers are eagerly awaiting recommendations from committee members. 

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On Capitol Hill, Rand's 'Atlas' Can't Be Shrugged Off

In the 1950s, Rand felt that her ideal of unfettered capitalism was missing in politics. But today, her ideas are alive and well-represented in the U.S. Capitol. Her philosophy has sunk so deeply into our political thought, many people don't even recognize it as hers anymore.
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Finding The Cure For Pendulum Politics

The dramatic shifts in the election cycle are becoming increasingly common. The recent outcomes in Ohio and Mississippi suggest the electorate isn't completely in line with a party claiming an ideological mandate.
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Supercommittee Debt Deal Appears Elusive

Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Republican co-chair of the panel in charge of slashing the nation's deficit, called the deliberations a "roller-coaster ride." Members are working to bridge their differences over taxes and entitlement programs.
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18-Year-Old Wins Father's Mayoral Seat

A political dynasty is emerging in northern Iowa. This past week, Jeremy Minnier was elected mayor of Aredale, Iowa, as was his father before him. Host Audie Cornish has more.

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