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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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An Interrogator Writes 'The Inside Story Of 9/11'

Former FBI agent and interrogator Ali Soufan talks about dysfunction and rivalries inside the government's counterterrorism agencies that led to missed opportunities — as well as the ineffectiveness of enhanced interrogation techniques on collecting intelligence.
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Perry's Social Security Take: Boon For Rivals, Bane For Party

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the Republican presidential frontrunner, has tried to walk back his more incendiary comments about Social Security, but his opponents aren't about to let voters forget.
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'Sparks Flew' At GOP Debate; Perry Took Most Of The Fire

The other Republican presidential contenders spent much of the evening going after Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Some Tea Party supporters who were in the audience didn't like what they heard about him.
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When Cutting Spending, Panel Encouraged To 'Go Big'

The 12 members of the congressional supercommittee tasked with cutting at least $1.2 trillion from the deficit meet in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. The bipartisan panel is getting pressure to cut even more. This comes as President Obama is asking Congress to fast-track his jobs bill.
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Gov. Perry Disappoints Some Tea Party Supporters

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may not have won over many new supporters from the Tea Party ranks after Monday night's presidential debate in Tampa, Fla. If Perry lost points with some in the audience, his closest rival, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, was not gaining many either.
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7 GOP Presidential Candidates Gang Up Against Perry

Eight Republican presidential candidates gathered Monday night in Tampa, Fla., for a debate sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express. The event marked the first time the Tea Party Express has been an official sponsor of a presidential debate. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was the center of attention.
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Rick Perry Takes Tea Party Debate Licking, Keeps Ticking; Race Seems Stable

From his hostility to Social Security, to his mandating of HPV vaccinations of 12-year-old girls in Texas, to how much credit he really deserves for his state's economic growth, Perry had to endure repeated thwacks to his 11-year record as governor during the two-hour presidential debate.
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Tea Party White House Debate Question: Can Romney, Bachmann Rebound?

The notion of "bounce-back potential" actually has much bearing on the GOP's Tea Party-sponsored debate Monday night. Because whether Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann can rebound and by how much are critical questions to their political futures.

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