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Who's Weighing Tax On Rich? Congress' Millionaires

President Obama's "Buffett rule" would mean a new tax for people making more than $1 million a year, who currently pay a much lower rate than an average middle-class American. The president, in fact, proposed this rule to a group of people with a lot of millionaires in it: Congress.
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Perry To Israel: 'Help Is On The Way'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday addressed his opposition to Palestinian statehood and blasted the White House's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Not all of the GOP presidential hopefuls agreed. And some in the administration say Obama's support of Israel has been "unshakable."
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With Leadership Questioned, Obama Gets In The Fray

When President Obama laid out his deficit reduction plan, he made it clear he has given up on his so far fruitless search for common ground with the Republicans. With independents and some Democrats doubting his leadership skills, he has been taking a tougher line.
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McMahon Enters Conn. Senate Race

Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon Tuesday entered the Republican primary to replace retiring Senator Joseph Lieberman. McMahon, who lost a Senate race to Richard Blumenthal in 2010, will face former Rep. Christopher Shays. Shays is a moderate Republican who was defeated in 2008. The candidates on the Democratic side are Rep. Chris Murphy and former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz.
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A Look At Obama's Agenda At The U.N.

President Obama spent the day meeting with foreign leaders in advance of his address to the United Nations General Assembly, which comes at a moment when Palestinians are pressing for the organization's recognition of their rights as a state. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro.
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Is Another Shutdown Showdown Looming In Washington?

A dispute over how much money to give the Federal Emergency Management Agency has Republicans and Democrats at odds again, with a Sept. 30 deadline looming.
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In The Obama White House, A Crisis Of 'Confidence'

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind talks about his unflattering picture of rivalries and dysfunction within President Obama's first economic team in his book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. Some of officials quoted in the book say they were misquoted or that their comments were taken out of context.

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