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In Second Term, Obama Has New Opportunity

Host Scott Simon talks with John Podesta about the transition from the first Obama administration to the next. Podesta served as co-chair of President Obama's 2008 transition team. Podesta, who currently chairs the Center for American Progress, says first terms always emphasize big building blocks of legislation, whereas second terms focus on implementing good management.
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Political Sparring Ahead Of Fiscal Cliff

Host Scott Simon talks with New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera about the efforts to overhaul America's tax system and prospects for reaching a compromise before the end of the year, when automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are set to go into effect.
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Why Election Day Was Sort Of Like Mother's Day

When the 113th Congress convenes in January, New Hampshire will have the first-in-the-nation all-female congressional delegation (as well as a female governor). And each of these women started her political career while raising young kids. That got NPR intern Elizabeth Brown thinking about her childhood in the Granite State.
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Taxing Work Ahead: Have Negotiating Tables Turned?

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner both made their opening bids on how to deal with tax, spending and debt problems Friday. Their proposals sound strikingly familiar, but Obama says this time he has proof that "the majority of Americans agree with my approach."
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What An All-Female Delegation Says About N.H.

The state has a history of electing women. This year's "first" follows a pattern, which the elected female politicians say speaks to New Hampshire's "ability to make decisions regardless of gender."

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