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Republican Wins N.Y. Democrat Weiner's House Seat

Republicans pulled off an upset in Tuesday's special election in New York City to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner. Bob Turner claimed victory over Democrat David Weprin. Turner framed the result as a referendum on the policies of President Obama.

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Republicans Oppose Obama Call To Pay For Jobs With Taxes

The president's $447 billion jobs bill, which was sent to Congress this week, would end a slew of tax breaks for corporations and those households with annual incomes of more than $250,000. Republicans say there's little chance of Congress accepting the proposal.
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Kaine Rejects GOP Claims About Social Security

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Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine went on the offensive Tuesday, attacking Republican claims that Social Security needs reforms.

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A Potential Superhero For The Supercommittee

At a hearing before the bipartisan deficit-cutting panel on Tuesday, the head of the Congressional Budget Office managed to short-circuit partisan bickering over the debt by laying out some facts: Trimming around the edges is not going to be enough to slash the deficit this fall, Doug Elmendorf warned.
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Pediatricians Fact-Check Bachmann's Bashing of HPV Vaccine

The American Academy of Pediatrics said there is no validity to statements that a vaccine against cervical cancer is dangerous and can lead to mental retardation.
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Editor of PolitiFact Discusses GOP Debate

Melissa Block talks with Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com, about some of the claims made by Republican presidential candidates during last night's debate. Do they stack up?
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Ohio Republicans React To Monday's Debate

In Chillicothe, Ohio, Robert Siegel spends the evening with three Ross County GOP leaders as they watch and listen to the CNN- and Tea Party Express-sponsored presidential debate in Tampa, Fla. All three heavily favored Texas Gov. Rick Perry going into the debate and emerged unchanged. They like the entire field — and think it's way too soon for anyone to drop out. Their main disagreements were over Rep. Ron Paul's assessment of our military involvement abroad.
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House Passes FAA Extension

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After a partial shutdown of airport operations in July and much disagreement about renewing highway programs, Congress is trying out a compromise. On Tuesday, the House approved a measure to keep the Federal Aviation Administration running until the end of January and to extend highway programs — and the federal gas tax — until the end of March.

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