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Alternative Minimum Tax And Your Bottom Line

If the government goes over the "fiscal cliff," millions of households could see tax increases because of an obscure part of the tax code, known as the Alternative Minimum Tax. Host Michel Martin talks with NPR Business Editor Marilyn Geewax about exactly what could happen and who would be affected.
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Tea Party Assessing Damage From Election 2012?

One group that's picking up the pieces after the election is the Tea Party. Host Michel Martin talks to Tea Party Patriots' Shelby Blakely about what went wrong, and what's next for Tea Party activists.
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The Politics Hour

Virginia Del. David Albo (R-Fairfax) and U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) take on the week in local politics with Kojo and Tom Sherwood.

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The Navy Prepares For The Sequester

The U.S. Navy has been readying for the budget cuts that sequestration will bring if it goes into effect later this week. We go beyond the headlines to find out why the cuts will hit this branch of the military so hard, so fast.

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Issues Underlying Sex Scandals With Howard Ross

The story is a familiar one: a powerful leader felled by a sex scandal, with details straight out of a soap opera. But behind the usual discussions of judgment and ego lie less-examined attitudes about women.

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Kwame Brown Sentenced To One Day In Jail On Bank Fraud Charged

Former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown was sentenced to one day in prison and six months home detention on a federal bank fraud conviction. He will appear in a different court later today on a campaign finance violation. 

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The Politics Hour

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler (D) joins Kojo and Tom in the studio for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Missouri, Kansas Reject Health Exchanges

Immediately after last week's election, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the state would not be setting up its own health insurance exchange. Next door in Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback announced that Kansas will have no involvement in running a state exchange either. The moves open the door for increased federal involvement in health care in staunchly Republican territory.

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