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Will Rick Perry Skip Future GOP Debates?

A spokesman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry raised the idea that he might not compete in all of the upcoming Republican face-offs. Weak debate performances have put a dent in his polling — and his fundraising.
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Super Committee Making Progress

After a few public hearings, Rep. Chris Van Hollen says the super committee needs to focus on moving the economy, but despite that, the panel is making progress.


Protests Pick Up Steam; Will Obama Get Burned?

Polls show there is broad support for the sentiment behind Occupy Wall Street. Still, the president treads carefully when asked about them. While some Democrats think the protests represent a force they should try to harness, others worry about being tied to fringe elements of the movement.

From Romney, Perry, Mixed Campaign Messages

The former Massachusetts governor revived accusations that he's a flip-flopper when he waded into a battle over a ballot proposal in Ohio. The Texas governor created his own distraction by revisiting questions about President Obama's place of birth.

Deficit-Cutting Supercommittee: 'We're Not There Yet'

The 12-member supercommittee charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in budget cuts next month met publicly for the first time in six weeks Wednesday — and agreed on little more than the fact that time is indeed growing short for them to approve a deal. Co-chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., said a lot of hard work has been done to find common ground and agree on a balanced, bipartisan plan for deficit reduction. But, she added, "We're not there yet."
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D.C. Ethics Reform: Lots Of Talk, But Little Agreement

The D.C. City Council heard hours of testimony Wednesday on proposed ethics reform, but members of the council were quick to push back against proposals.