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GOP Candidates Take Shots At Cain's Economic Plan

Former pizza chain executive Herman Cain, who's risen to second place in several polls, was the new target for attacks from his Republican rivals at Tuesday night's presidential debate in Hanover, N.H. With his 9-9-9 economic plan, Cain plans to scrap the tax code and replace it with a 9 percent income tax, sales tax and corporate tax.
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Senate Votes To Keep Jobs Bill From Being Debated

The jobs plan President Obama introduced in a special joint session of Congress last month has been killed in a procedural vote in the Senate. Majority Leader Harry Reid could not find the 60 votes needed to begin debate on the $447 billion bill. Democrats are now considering smaller pieces of the package that might get greater support.
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Fact Check: Delving Into The Latest GOP Debate

The Republican presidential candidates made a lot of claims at Tuesday's night debate in Hanover, N.H. Steve Inskeep and Bill Adair, editor of the non-partisan, fact-checking website PolitiFact.com, truth squad the latest GOP debate.
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Famine-Stricken Somalia Suffers From Aid Drought

Humanitarian groups are increasingly worried about the looming budget cuts in U.S. foreign assistance. They argue that lives are at stake in places like the Horn of Africa, which is suffering its worst drought in decades. Raising public and private money for the crisis is a challenge in the current economic environment.
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Should Minor Offenders Be Subject To Strip Searches?

For decades, most courts did not allow widespread strip searches, but in recent years, the tide has turned. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments for a case testing whether prison guards may constitutionally strip-search even minor traffic offenders when they are arrested and taken to jail.
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Coming To The Table: Why The Candidates Are Easier To Take Sitting Down

Unlike the previous half-dozen debates, this one took place around a table. And by sitting everyone down, the sponsors managed to elevate the discussion.
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Jobs Bill Defeated Despite Presidential Push

Ever since President Obama proposed his $447 billion jobs bill in a joint address to Congress last month, he has been campaigning for it nonstop. But Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to kill the measure. Now Democrats hope to consider the proposals piece by piece.
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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Face Off At Dartmouth

Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

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