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Dems Form New Plan To Fund Payroll Tax Cut

Having tried and failed to come up with a way to pay for an extension of the payroll tax cut with a tax on millionaires, Senate Democrats came back with a new idea Monday: pay for it with the anticipated savings from ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Closing Arguments Underway In Robocalls Trial

Closing arguments are underway in the trial of a political aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, and jurors could receive the case Monday.

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What Cain's Exit Means For The Republican Field

Herman Cain quit the presidential primary over the weekend and an Atlanta TV station reports that he may endorse his former rival, Newt Gingrich. NPR's Ken Rudin talks about Cain's decision to quit, and how it will change the primary field.
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Felony Provision Almost Derails D.C. Ethics Bill

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The D.C. Council is rushing to pass ethics legislation before year's end, but the bill was almost derailed in committee over a provision that would include an expulsion mechanism for elected officials convicted of a felony.

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CQ Roll Call: Low Congressional Support For Gingrich, Talks On Payroll Tax Cut Continue

Although some recent polls show Newt Gingrich in the lead for the Republican presidential field, Congressional support for the former Speaker has been low.

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Source: D.C. Council To Ask Harry Thomas Jr. To Take Leave Of Absence

Members of the D.C. Council met behind closed doors Monday to discuss the recent scandal surrounding Harry Thomas Jr. -- reports indicate that Kwame Brown will ask him to take a paid leave of absence.

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Report: Cain To Endorse Gingrich. Update: Not Today

The Georgia businessman suspended his campaign on Saturday. Now, Cain's former Republican rivals are courting his support and an Atlanta TV station says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will win it.
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Lawmakers Try Again For Compromise On Payroll Tax

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is one of the lawmakers calling for a compromise on extending payroll tax breaks for middle income families.

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In Cincinnati, 'Nothing Good To Say' About Congress

If the only thing worse than being hated is being ignored, Congress has slipped even further. While polls show staggering disapproval rates for the legislative body, Americans seem to have lost interest in what Congress is, or isn't, doing. In Cincinnati, most voters approached had nothing good to say about it.

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