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'Achieve Act' A Republican Answer To Dream Act

Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Jon Kyl held a news conference urging immigration reform on Tuesday. Both are retiring from the Senate next month and both are from red states that could turn blue in the next decade as more and more Latinos become citizens and voters.
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Obama Keeps Pressure On Congress Over Fiscal Cliff

In his push for a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, President Obama met with small business leaders Tuesday at the White House.
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Puerto Rico Could Change Congress If Made A State

Robert Siegel talks with Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner in Washington, D.C., about support swelling on the island for U.S. statehood.
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Senators 'More Troubled' After Meeting With Rice

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, touted as a possible successor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with a small group of Republican Senate critics. They are unhappy with comments Rice made on TV shortly after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where the ambassador and three others died. They say she incorrectly characterized the violence as a response to an anti-Islam video. After the closed-door meeting, the senators said they were more troubled than ever, and one promised to block her potential nomination. But it's unclear whether their views are gaining momentum.

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