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Facing A Full Docket, Congress Returns To D.C.

Congress returns to Washington, D.C., this week, and, among its chores, it must deal quickly with transportation legislation. Without at least an extension, both the gas tax and highway construction could come to a halt.

Romney Lays Out Job Creation Proposal

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a jobs speech in Nevada Tuesday.

Rick Perry's Top Five Texas Debate Moments

The new Republican frontrunner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will take part in his first presidential debate Wednesday night. In advance of his debut, we looked back at key moments from the previous debate performances of the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
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CQ Roll Call: Congress Is Back, Jobs On Agenda, No Threat Of Shutdown

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing Editor David Hawkings talks with Morning Edition on what to expect during the first week Congress is back after the summer recess.

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Rep. Bobby Scott Won't Run For Senate

Rep. Bobby Scott

Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia has decided to stay out of next year's U.S. Senate race. 


Panel To Take First Steps Toward Deficit Reduction

As Congress returns to work, so do questions about the supercommittee. That's the panel created last month to avert a government default by promising a dramatic deficit reduction plan by Thanksgiving.

Obama Previews Jobs Plan In Detroit

President Obama is trying to rally public support for the jobs program he'll spell out to Congress later this week. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit Monday, Obama offered a sneak preview of parts of the plan. Labor leaders said they're encouraged by the president's new-found aggressiveness on the jobs front.

Perry Skips S.C. Tea Party Forum, 5 Others Appear

Five of the top six Republicans running for president spent Labor Day being questioned from the conservative wing of their party. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina — who is a powerful voice in the early voting state, and a Tea Party favorite — organized the forum. Texas Gov. Rick Perry left South Carolina early to deal with raging wildfires in his state.