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Part 4: Morale Of Federal Workers Fluctuates As Cuts Loom

Federal employees have expressed frustration at the prospect of doing their jobs on diminished budgets, but workers are not uniformly opposed to looming federal cuts, and some even welcome the debate.


In Ohio, Obama Seeks Middle-Class Mantle Romney's Team Would Deny Him

Campaigning in Ohio, President Obama leaned heavily on a new analysis of Mitt Romney's economic plan that concluded the Republican's proposal would mean higher taxes for middle-class families while lowering them for the superwealthy.

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day Brings Out Supportive Crowds

The call from Mike Huckabee and other conservatives to show support for the fast-food chain's president after he came under fire for his stand against same-sex marriage has been heard by many. Counter events are planned for Friday.

South Carolina Gov. Haley's Husband Deploying To Afghanistan

Michael Haley is a first lieutenant in the South Carolina National Guard. He's the first gubernatorial spouse to be heading into the combat zones of either Iraq or Afghanistan, officials say.

How Congressman Paul Ryan Is Shaping The GOP

New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza profiles Rep. Paul Ryan from Wisconsin, whose radical alternatives to President Obama's economic policies have helped shape the GOP as it enters the final stage of the 2012 presidential campaign.

The Best And Worst VP Candidates Of All Time

The GOP national convention is now less than a month away, and Republicans anxiously await the announcement of Mitt Romney's running mate. For a little context, NPR's Ken Rudin weighs the best and worst vice-presidential candidates throughout history.
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Lawmakers Reach Deal To Fund Government Into 2013

Congress has reached an agreement on a temporary funding bill that would continue to fund the government past the November election and maybe even into 2013.