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History With Cain May Pay Off For Gingrich

When businessman Herman Cain left the Republican presidential race, he said he would endorse one of his former rivals. One likely recipient of that endorsement: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The two share a long record of mutual admiration.

Can Congress Really Compromise On Extending The Payroll Tax Cut?

Congressional leaders from both parties say the payroll tax cut is a must-pass measure. It's just not entirely clear how it's going to happen.

As His Past Emerges As An Issue, Frontrunner Gingrich Spars And Parries

After seeking the blessing of Donald Trump, former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Nancy Pelosi against dishing dirt from the old House ethics investigation against him.

Gingrich's Health Care Consultancy: Is It Lobbying?

The Center for Health Transformation brought an electronic medical records company to Washington to meet with congressional leaders and a Cabinet official. But the former House speaker and now presidential candidate says that's not lobbying.
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Arlington's Top Prosecutor To Retire

The long-time commonwealth's attorney in Arlington is poised to retire, and he reflects on some career highlights, like the famous Marv Albert sexual assault case.


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.

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.

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.