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Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut

President Obama is ramping up his campaign for a continuation of a payroll tax cut, which only affects the first $106,000 in individual income. Republicans object, in part because they don't even consider it a tax since the money goes to the Social Security Trust Fund. Democrats see it as a progressive tax cut. "Spreading the wealth" is a theme Obama campaigned on four years ago.

Barney Frank Discusses Retiring From Congress

Guy Raz talks to Rep. Barney Frank about his decision to not seek re-election for Congress in 2012.

Herman Cain 'Reassessing' Campaign

The candidate has told staff that new allegations about an affair (which he denies) have taken a toll on his family. And while he plans to keep campaigning, he's also "reassessing" the effort.
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Opponents Of Alexandria Waterfront Threaten Lawsuit

A group of Alexandria residents say they are prepared to sue the city if the City Council votes in favor of a proposed waterfront redevelopment plan early next year. 

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Wells Calls For More Drastic Ethics Reforms

As the D.C. Council zeroes in on revamping the city's ethics laws, one issue in particular has remained in the spotlight: the so-called "constituent services funds."


Rep. Barney Frank Faced A Tough Re-Election Bid

One of the most consistently liberal voices in Congress will not be returning in 2013. Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election. Redistricting left Frank facing a tough re-election campaign.

Romney On Immigration: Sorting Through The Record

The former Massachusetts governor has been unofficially running for president for the better part of five years, and in that time, he has been asked about immigration over and over. Now some of Mitt Romney's rivals are arguing that his answers to the question have been inconsistent.

Gingrich Has Record Of Clashing With The Right

From health care to climate change to immigration, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has found himself at odds with conservatives over the years. But will Republican voters overlook those issues if they think he can beat President Obama?