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What's Ahead For Federal Workers

What's ahead as federal workers and agencies try to do more with less.

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Mikulski Becomes First Woman To Chair Appropriations Committee

Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski has been confirmed as the chair of the prestigious Senate Appropriations Committee, making her the first woman ever to service in that role.


Cory Booker Eyes (Chris Christie-Free) Path To His Political Future

The mayor of Newark, N.J., ended whatever suspense existed by saying he will "explore" a run for the U.S. Senate, not governor. He thereby averts a clash with the very popular Gov. Chris Christie.

Assault-Style Weapons In The Civilian Market

Senior analyst for the Violence Policy Center Tom Diaz says one of the weapons found at the site of the Newtown, Conn., shooting was a variant of a type of gun developed for troops in Vietnam.
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The Coming Battle Over Spending Cuts And National Debt

Congress and the White House have about two months to come up with a plan to avoid deep across-the-board spending cuts, raise the debt limit and agree on how to fund government programs. What's next for the nation's finances and what it means for you.

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Local Faith Leaders Weigh In On Fiscal Cliff

A group of interfaith leaders met with lawmakers on Thursday to press what they say are the "moral priorities" involved in the on-going fiscal cliff negotiations on Capitol Hill.