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Egypt's Morsi Backs Off Added Powers Egypt's Morsi Backs Off Added Powers
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET December 9, 2012 In Egypt, President Mohammed Morsi has annulled a decree that gave him sweeping new powers last month. But the newly elected president is still facing major resistance to his efforts to ram through a new constitution. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about the latest news from Egypt. ...
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246 Hits, 5 Comments, Added On 12/9/2012 6:00:00 AM

Boehner Floats Tax Rate Hike For Highest Earners Boehner Floats Tax Rate Hike For Highest Earners
Enlarge image i House Speaker John Boehner at the Capitol on Thursday. In a call the following day with President Obama, he proposed an income tax rate increase on people making more than $1 million a year as long as the president agreed to substantial spending cuts. J. Scott Applewhite/AP House Speaker John Boehner at the Capitol on Thursday. In a call the following day with President Obama, he proposed an income tax rate increase on people making more than $1 million a year as long as the...
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246 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 12/16/2012 9:17:00 PM

Secretary Clinton Due Back At Work Next Week, 'Foreign Policy' Reports Secretary Clinton Due Back At Work Next Week, 'Foreign Policy' Reports
Enlarge image i Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Dec. 6 in Dublin. Kevin Lamarque /AFP/Getty Images Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Dec. 6 in Dublin. Kevin Lamarque /AFP/Getty Images "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will return to the State Department next week after three weeks of recovery from a stomach virus and a related concussion," Foreign Policy's The Cable blog reports. Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines tells The Cable that: "The secretary continues to recuperate at home....
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246 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/28/2012 5:45:00 AM

Congress Totters Along The Edge Of The 'Cliff' Congress Totters Along The Edge Of The 'Cliff'
Enlarge image i Microphones stand outside the White House on Friday, ready should word of a fiscal cliff deal strike. Charles Dharapak/AP Microphones stand outside the White House on Friday, ready should word of a fiscal cliff deal strike. Charles Dharapak/AP Senate leaders groped for a last-minute compromise Saturday to avoid middle-class tax increases and possibly prevent deep spending cuts at the dawn of the new year as President Barack Obama warned that failure could mean a "self-inflicted...
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Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy Pete Stark, Health Policy Warrior, Leaves A Long Legacy
Rep. Pete Stark, a California Democrat, was defeated in November. Stark leaves a long-lasting mark on the nation's health care system. Jeff Chiu/AP The 113th Congress will be the first one in 40 years to convene without California Congressman Pete Stark as a member. Stark was defeated in November by a fellow Democrat under new California voting rules. Stark may not be a household name. But he leaves a long-lasting mark on the nation's health care system. So just how influential has Pete Stark been...
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Bidding Adieu To Congressional Trailblazers Bidding Adieu To Congressional Trailblazers
The drama over the fiscal cliff and the familiar up-against-a-deadline dysfunction of Congress has largely overshadowed the leave-taking of some Capitol Hill originals. So before the new Congress is sworn in Thursday, we wanted to remember a few true congressional trailblazers whose long Washington careers will end in a matter of hours. They include the first openly gay member of Congress, a leader of the Libertarian movement, the first Jewish candidate to run on a major party presidential ticket, and...
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Outspoken Alan Grayson Gets Another Chance In Congress Outspoken Alan Grayson Gets Another Chance In Congress
Enlarge image i After losing his bid for re-election in 2010, Democrat Alan Grayson of Florida is back in Congress after winning a safer district. Evan Vucci/AP After losing his bid for re-election in 2010, Democrat Alan Grayson of Florida is back in Congress after winning a safer district. Evan Vucci/AP Among the more than 80 House freshmen who were sworn in this week, there were several who had been there before — including Florida Democrat Alan Grayson. After starting his first term four years...
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House Votes To Approve 'Fiscal Cliff' Legislation House Votes To Approve 'Fiscal Cliff' Legislation
The Senate spent the first few hours of the New Year ironing out the final details of a plan to roll back a package of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that technically went into effect at midnight. The vote was 89-8 in favor of the compromise, which now goes to the House for a final vote as soon as Tuesday - and where passage is far from assured. President Obama, speaking shortly after the Senate vote said that "while neither Democrats nor Republicans got everything they wanted, this...
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S.Korea Dismisses North's Call for Reduced Tensions S.Korea Dismisses North's Call for Reduced Tensions
South Korea is dismissing a New Year's Day speech by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that called for reduced tension between the two long-time rivals.Unification Minister Yu Woo-Ik said Wednesday that Kim's speech was "bland" and contained "no ground-breaking proposal," adding thatb Seoul had good reason to question the young leader's intentions.In a rare televised New Year address, Kim on Tuesday called for an "end to confrontation" on the Korean peninsula, and repeated his call for reunification...
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Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot After Concussion Clinton Hospitalized With Blood Clot After Concussion
Enlarge image i Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after doctors found a blood clot stemming from an earlier concussion. Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after doctors found a blood clot stemming from an earlier concussion. Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a hospital for a blood clot "stemming from" a concussion earlier this...
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247 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/30/2012 6:27:00 PM

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