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For Envoy To China, The Personal And Political Mix

U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke returns to his ancestral village in southern China for the first time since his appointment. The Chinese-American was criticized as "a fake foreign devil who can't speak Chinese." But his humble behavior — flying economy, carrying his own bag — has won him many fans.
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Baby Boomers Remain Skeptical Of The Establishment

The baby boomer generation came into politics with a liberal challenge to the establishment, but that hasn't made it a reliably Democratic voting block. This middle-aged group is deeply dissatisfied with the economy and frustrated with the president.
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Week In Politics: Economy; Herman Cain; Mitt Romney

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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OWS Donations Create Headaches For Protesters

The Occupy Wall Street movement based in New York's Zuccotti Park has accumulated almost half a million dollars in cash and online donations. But managing the new-found wealth is creating headaches for the protesters.
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Rep. Bass Discusses Letter To Supercommittee

Guy Raz speaks to Republican Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire about the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the "Supercommittee." On Wednesday, Bass — along with 39 other Republicans — signed a letter urging the committee to put all options for spending and revenues on the table.
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CQ Roll Call: Infrastructure Disagreement And The Super Committee Showdown

The usual Congressional gridlock is blocking spending bills on transportation infrastructure, and while there are mixed signals on a super committee compromise, few think the across-the-board cuts will actually take effect.

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Poll: Cain Still Tied With Romney Despite Sex Harassment Claims

There's been anecdotal evidence and plenty of signs on social media, that many Republicans still support Herman Cain bid for president despite revelations the trade group he once headed paid monetary settlements to women who accused him of sexual harassment. Now we have some data in a new poll that shows him tied with Mitt Romney.
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WaPo's McCartney: Virginia Elections, New Federal Winter Weather Dismissal Strategy

Snow is on the federal government's mind. Could a new winter weather dismissal strategy prevent fewer weather-related accidents on the road this year?

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