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House Republicans Say They Won't Raise The Debt Ceiling Without Spending Cuts

Robert Siegel talks to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash), the new House Republican Conference Chair. She talks about her reaction to President Obama's comments about the debt ceiling.
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Another George Bush Plans To Try His Hand At Politics

George Prescott Bush, 36, has announced he is running for office in Texas. The grandson of the first President Bush, nephew of the second, and son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has already raised nearly $1.4 million. Now he just has to decide what job he's campaigning for.
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Don't Be Fooled By New York; Gun Control Faces Long Odds In States, Too

If you didn't know any better, you might think that even if new gun control proposals from President Obama become stalled in Washington's gridlock, the states will rush in to fill the void. A few states might, but don't expect a national trend.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama lays out proposals to combat gun violence. The Federal Aviation Administration grounds Boeing’s Dreamliner. And new home construction rises to its highest level in four years. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Virginia Senate Panel Deadlocked On Restoring Rights To Convicts

A proposal to restore civil rights to non-violent felons in Virginia continues to hit roadblocks, after a Senate committee declined to endorse the plan.

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New Immigration Reform Proposals Take Shape

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announces an immigration reform plan. President Barack Obama is expected to lay out his own proposal on Tuesday. Diane and her guests discuss pathways to citizenship, border security and other key immigration issues.

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The Reselling Of Lance: A Job Too Big Even For Oprah

The rapid rollout of an apology tour that culminates with Thursday's airing of his sit-down with Oprah Winfrey gives us a front-row seat to the workings of the modern-day reputation reset. But just what can the hyperaggressive Lance Armstrong accomplish with this orchestrated stab at humility?

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