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Post-Election, GOP's Immigration Message Evolves

Electoral math dictates the party change its position on immigration. For Republicans, the old debate was amnesty vs. deportation. But that debate died on election night. The new debate has a new dividing line: legalization vs. citizenship.

Sen. Chambliss: Reform Tax Code To Raise Revenue

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss about the prospects of negotiating a bipartisan plan to avert the fiscal cliff and whether lawmakers can reach an agreement over how to raise revenue. Chambliss was a member of the Gang of Six, a bipartisan group of senators that has tried in the past to reach a long-term deal to reduce the deficit.

College Football: Pro and Con(servative) Views

College sports fans can be distinctively different from the pro variety, no matter where they are. And that might complicate the growth plans of athletic conferences such as as the Big Ten, says Frank Deford.
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Analysis: Sen. Warner Proposes Decoupling Social Security From Deficit Reduction

Plans to tackle deficit reduction in the lame duck session continue, and a proposal by Sen. Mark Warner that would isolate Social Security from other entitlement reform is gaining some traction.

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Fairfax Residents Want Developers To Pay Impact Fees

Developers in Fairfax County can often often avoid paying for transportation improvements their stores necessitate, so some residents are calling on the county to implement a transportation impact fee.


'Achieve Act' A Republican Answer To Dream Act

Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Jon Kyl held a news conference urging immigration reform on Tuesday. Both are retiring from the Senate next month and both are from red states that could turn blue in the next decade as more and more Latinos become citizens and voters.

Obama Keeps Pressure On Congress Over Fiscal Cliff

In his push for a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, President Obama met with small business leaders Tuesday at the White House.