It's All Politics, Dec. 21, 2011

Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, pauses during a news conference to announce an agreement on a two-month extension to the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. i i
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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, pauses during a news conference to announce an agreement on a two-month extension to the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.
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House Republicans seize center stage on Capitol Hill over the payroll tax holiday extension. A new record low approval for Congress, according to Gallup. And as Newt slides, Ron Paul benefits.

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