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The Outlook For The US Economy

Corporate profits are soaring. The jobless rate is at its lowest level in four years. But sequester cuts loom. Differing views on the outlook for the U.S. economy.

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Boehner's Power Outage Dimming Obama's Options As Well

John Boehner's inability to get fellow Republicans to line up behind him not only increases doubts about his future as House speaker; it also raises a more immediate question for President Obama: Who can he negotiate with in the effort to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff?
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Sen. Daniel Inouye Remembered As Quiet Inspiration

President Obama and others remember the Senate's most senior member for his long public service and dedication during a funeral service Friday in Washington, D.C.
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Sen. Kerry Gets Obama's Nod For Secretary Of State

President Obama is expected Friday to nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his next secretary of state. Kerry would replace Hillary Clinton, who's planning to leave the post after four years as the president's globetrotting emissary.
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Gun Control: What Would Mayors Do?

In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., mayors are a key part of the debate over the country's gun laws. Host Michel Martin speaks with two leaders who frequently encounter issues of gun violence and gun ownership; Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sylvester James and former Cincinnati Mayor Kenneth Blackwell.

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