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Federal Workers Keep Eye On Looming Fiscal Cliff

Federal lawmakers and the White House are looking for solutions to the problem of the looming fiscal cliff. Meanwhile, many federal workers are worried about their future. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Joe Davidson, the Federal Diary columnist for The Washington Post, about potential consequences for the federal workforce.
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Analysis: Capitol Hill Mood Remains Optimistic, Gang Of Eight Stands Back

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest on the fiscal cliff.

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D.C. Budget Autonomy Advocates Hope For Action During Lame Duck

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is hoping that budget autonomy for the District can make it onto Congress' lame-duck session agenda, but as yet there has been no indication from party leaders about whether that will happen.

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Delaney Gets A Head Start On The Hill

Maryland Representative-elect John Delaney is on Capitol Hill learning the ins and outs of being a lawmaker, and he's finding that he already has some friends in Congress.

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Both Sides Itching For A Confirmation Fight Over Susan Rice

The election is over. Or is it? Both sides look ready to start fighting again should President Obama nominate U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.
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At Burmese Dissident's Cafe, A Taste Of Politics And Salad

Myat Thu knew early that he was destined as a cook to make salads. His restaurant on the Thai side of the border with Myanmar specializes in Burmese salads. Thu has been cautiously watching Myanmar's political change, hoping to go home one day.
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In Fiscal Cliff Talks, Higher Taxes Vs. Closing Loopholes

The White House and Congress continue to work on a deal that avoids the fiscal cliff and cuts deficits in the long run. President Obama wants to raise tax rates for the wealthy. Republicans want to raise revenue by closing loopholes and limiting deductions for high-income people. But could that raise enough money?
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Debt Talks A 'Roosevelt Moment' For Obama

President Obama is about to enter into difficult talks on the debt ceiling and the impending fiscal cliff. A group of historians who met with Obama during his first term suggested he should model his second term on Republican Theodore Roosevelt, who fought with a hostile Congress yet managed to pass progressive legislation.

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