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Obama's Economic Trip Across The Pond

Efforts to solve the European debt crisis are sure to be front and center when leaders of the countries that make up the G20 meet in France later this week. President Obama arrives in France on Thursday to meet with European leaders, and NPR's Scott Horsley joins host Audie Cornish to talk about the president's trip.
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Where Europe's Bailout Falls Short

European leaders have a big task ahead of them. They have to begin fleshing out that big debt plan unveiled to so much fanfare in Brussels this week. The plan represents the most comprehensive effort so far to resolve Europe's grinding debt problems, but some issues may require a global effort to solve.
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Cain's 9-9-9 Plan A Hard Sell In Anti-Tax N.H.

Herman Cain's tax plan has helped boost him to the top of the Republican presidential field. But talking taxes in New Hampshire — the first state on the primary calendar and one with no sales or income tax — has long been considered taboo.
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Garagiola To Seek Nomination In Maryland

In the midst of acrimony over Maryland's newly drawn 6th Congressional District, State Sen. Rob Garagiola is expected to seek the Democratic nomination for the seat this week.

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Why The Haves Have So Much

Why has the gap between wealthy and poor Americans gotten wider? Federal tax policy is part of the story. Those at the top of the income ladder have been the biggest beneficiaries of tax cuts over the last three decades, but the biggest change has come in the shape of the economy itself.
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Unions Assume A Support Role For Occupy Movement

Labor unions have found a new ally for their long-time criticism of the country's ultra-wealthy. Around the country, Occupy Wall Street-inspired protests are drawing attention to a message unions have been advancing for years. But unions say they don't want to take over.
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Bachmann: 'I'm The Tea Party Candidate'

The presidential candidate personally responds to a call for her to drop out, accusing Rick Perry's campaign of a "stealth attack."
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Groups That Plan To Lobby The Supercommittee

An NPR review found that more than 600 different groups and corporations say they intend to lobby around the work of the deficit reduction committee.

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