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Group Pushes For Corporate Tax Holiday

A group called Win America is pushing the government to allow companies to repatriate hundreds of billions of dollars in cash parked in offshore accounts. Normally, that money would be subject to a tax rate of up to 35 percent. But lobbyists are hoping to strike a deal that would temporarily lower the rate to about 5 percent. Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine published an article that shows how dozens of former congressional aides are part of this effort to help major corporations secure a massive tax break. Guy Raz talks to Jesse Drucker, an investigative reporter for Bloomberg.
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Fed Chief Testifies On Capitol Hill

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday that the recovery has been much weaker than expected. He went on to say that Congress also has a role to play in getting the economy back on track. He said fostering healthy growth "is a shared responsibility."
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Farm Bill: Direct Payments To Farmers May Dry Up In 2012

While many farmers and politicians acknowledge it's time to end direct payments to farmers, many argue that crop insurance payments are still needed to help them hedge their bets against the next big disaster.
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N.J. Gov. Christie Says No To Run For GOP Presidential Nomination

"I asked for this job," he said of being governor. "I fought hard to get this job. And my job here isn't done. It just never felt right for me to leave."
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Maryland Redistricting Plan Released

The draft of Maryland's Congressional redistricting plan could have negative consequences for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.

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These Days, Everyone Dares Call It Treason

Treason is the only crime defined in the U.S. Constitution and is considered by many to be the worst of all crimes against society. So when one politician accuses another of treason, that should be a serious charge, right? Not so much, as it turns out.
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In Polls, Perry's Down And Cain Is Up; Meanwhile, Christie Really Not In?

The New Jersey governor is due at a 1 p.m. ET news conference. He's said before he wasn't ready to run for president. But speculation has continued.
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Obama Sends Trade Agreements To Congress

President Obama has sent to Congress long-delayed trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. The deals are hailed as a boon to job creation, but also feared as a threat to existing jobs.
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3rd Quarter Campaign Donations Off The Mark

The presidential campaigns don't have to file their third quarter disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission until the end of next week. Numbers, however, are leaking out.

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