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36 College Presidents Earn More Than $1 Million

Robert Siegel speaks with Jack Stripling, a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, about its analysis of executive compensation at private colleges. Among the findings, 36 presidents earned more than $1 million in 2009 — that's three presidents more than the previous year.
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Wis. To Require Permits For Protests In Capitol

Lynn Neary speaks with Jason Stein, the capitol reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about new rules requiring permits for protests at Wisconsin's state capitol.
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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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