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GOP, Obama Want Panel To Find Funds For Jobs Plan

President Obama will send his recommendations regarding his jobs proposal to the supercommittee on Monday. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner asked the group not to consider raising taxes to fund a jobs measure.
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EPA Postpones Power Plant Emissions Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to delay new rules that would limit emissions of climate-warming gases from power plants. It's the second time this month the EPA has either withdrawn or postponed new pollution rules that industry didn't like.
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Boehner Commands Deficit Panel Not To Raise Taxes

House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday unveiled his own jobs proposal. He also weighed in on President Obama's jobs plan. And in both instances, the Ohio congressman touted one main theme: the need to avoid raising taxes.
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Lawmakers Seek Transparency From Supercommittee

The 12 members of the newly formed congressional committee are charged with finding more than $1 trillion in budget savings this fall. Their clout could attract extra attention from special interest groups, and some lawmakers are demanding greater accountability for the money the panel's members take in.
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The Senator Who Could Have Shut Down The FAA

Sen. Tom Coburn threatened to block a transportation bill that would extend funding for the FAA. He objected to a part of the bill that funds bike paths and museums.
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Coburn Agrees To A Deal On FAA Extension

A possible shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration has been averted. It's funding was set to expire Friday night. For the past two days, one senator had been blocking a bill to temporarily extend funding both to the FAA and highway projects. But instead, the bill is now headed to the president's desk. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Tamara Keith for more.

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