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Fallout Expected Without Debt Agreement

After months of deliberations, the so-called deficit supercommittee is poised to admit failure. The 12-member bipartisan group was charged with cutting more than one trillion dollars from federal spending over ten years. Without an agreement, automatic spending cuts are set to take effect in 2013.
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Gingrich Takes GOP Lead, Takes On 'Occupy'

A new poll says Newt Gingrich is the front-runner of the GOP presidential primary race. How did his popularity surge, and what are chances of him winning? Meanwhile, 'Occupy' organizers are trying to harness their political power amid tougher responses from police. Guest host Tony Cox speaks with journalists Cynthia Tucker and Mary Kate Cary.
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CQ Roll Call: Super Committee Expected To Admit Failure

Members of the super committee are expected to admit failure with coming up with a plan to pull the nation out of debt.

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D.C. Mayor Appoints New Communications Director

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray is expected to appoint two new top-level members of his staff, including a new director of communications.

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Santorum: Early Political Work Influences Him Still

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he learned to run a lean campaign from a former Pennsylvania state senator's wife. Now he's employing those skills in Iowa, hoping to stun the political establishment with a surprise win in January.

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