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Uranium Mining Could Prompt Radioactive Debate In Richmond

The uranium mining industry has been lobbying the Virginia state legislature to consider lifting the ban in the commonwealth, setting it up for a likely vote when the General Assembly is back in session.

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Fiscal Cliff Siren: Meet The Man Behind The Curtain

Debate over the so-called fiscal cliff has dominated the post-election agenda. But the challenge of dealing with long-term debt and the annual deficit has been brewing for years. And one man who has kept his focus and money on that target is the billionaire Peter G. Peterson.
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Rubio Dodges Question On Earth's Age

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, already being mentioned as a possible 2016 presidential hopeful, responded to a question about the Earth's age with, "I'm not a scientist, man." While he sits on the Senate's science subcommittee, Rubio called it a "dispute amongst theologians."
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President Makes History, Stirs Controversy In Asia

President Obama wraps up his Asia tour in Cambodia tomorrow. His trip included a historic visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, making him the first sitting American president to visit that country. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with freelance reporter Michael Sullivan, about the significance of the president's trip.
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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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