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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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For Debt Committee, No Final-Hour Deal Apparent

Monday was to be the deadline for the Congressional Budget Office to release its analysis of the deficit-cutting proposal the supercommittee is to vote on no later than Wednesday. But there's not even an outline of an agreement.
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Prospects For Supercommittee Debt Deal Look Dim

On the brink of failure, members of the bipartisan deficit-cutting panel blamed each other Sunday for the intransigence that has gridlocked the panel in its quest to cut the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the coming decade. The panel has until Wednesday to vote on the deal.

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