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At Meeting, Supercommittee Shows Little Progress

The deficit-cutting Supercommittee met Wednesday morning in its first public meeting in more than a month. The group is charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in budget reductions by Nov. 23. If it fails, automatic, across-the-board cuts follow — a consequence that no one in the Capitol wants.
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Rep. Israel Aims To Win 25 House Seats For Dems

Democratic Rep. Steve Israel is on a mission for 2012: to recruit enough viable Democratic congressional candidates to win 25 house seats. As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Israel has his work cut out for him, given the large loss Democrats suffered in 2010 — and the extremely low approval of Congress overall. Melissa Block speaks with Israel about his plan for 2012.
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CBO Report Looks At Top Earners

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that the top 1 percent of earners more than doubled their share of the nation's income in the past three decades. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horsley about the findings.
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Redrawn Districts Could Shake Up Congress

In Illinois, Republicans object to a map that endangers their delegation in a state with a Democratic-controlled legislature and governor. The opposite is underway in Texas, where the Republican legislature and governor approved a map that Democrats say doesn't accurately reflect population growth.
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The Hill: Deficit Deal Unlikely, Cuts Could Hurt Military

Leaders on Capitol Hill have expressed pessimism about the prospect of striking a deficit deal, and The Hill's Alex Bolton says the military may feel the failure worst.

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Glenn Ivey To Run For Congress

Former Prince George's County prosecutor Glenn Ivey, a Democrat, plans to challenge Rep. Donna Edwards (D) for her 4th District congressional seat.

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Romney Campaigns In Va., O'Malley Rallies For Obama in Md.

Big names from both major political parties are campaigning in the D.C. region today.

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As Deadline Nears, Pessimism About Super Committee

The Congressional super committee charged with cutting the federal deficit will hold another public hearing today, but observers aren't expecting the meeting to accomplish much.

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