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Resolution For Payroll Tax Cut Extension May Be Near

There's been a breakthrough on Capitol Hill over the standoff on the payroll tax cut extension. Lynn Neary talks to NPR's David Welna for more.

'PolitiFact' Faces Criticism From Liberals

Fact-checking sites like PolitiFact referee assertions by politicians, public figures and pundits. The fact-checking movement has been gaining momentum — and fans. But PolitiFact has come under fire after announcing its "Lie of the Year": a claim by some Democrats and liberals about a House Republican plan to change Medicare.
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Congress Approves Payroll Tax Cut

Congress approves a two-month renewal of payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits for millions of workers.

Future Dim For 100-Watt Bulb, Despite Congress' Stall

Congress recently prevented the Energy Department from spending money to enforce a planned phase-out of energy-wasting 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. Conservatives saw getting rid of the bulbs as limiting Americans' choices. But the industry says it's really too late to make a difference.

In New Hampshire, Romney Aims For Common Touch, With Mixed Results

As his bus tour continued, Mitt Romney won an endorsement from former President George H.W. Bush. He pumped his own gas and talked about buying a horse. Also, he spoke French.
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Approval For Gray, D.C. Council Dips

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A recent poll shows that more District residents disapprove of both Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council.


Occupy Protesters Greet Romney On The Campaign Trail In New Hampshire

Neither political party cares about the 99 percent, Occupy protesters complained.