Giffords Makes A Tearful Farewell
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RNC May Face Messy Delegates Issue
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Ron Paul greets supporters in Meredith, N.H., on Sunday, two days before he placed second in the state's Republican primary. Stephan Savoia/Associated Press hide caption

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The Ron Paul Paradox: GOP Questions His Impact
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign rally in Columbia, S.C., on Wednesday. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Some At RNC Meeting Say It's Romney's Race To Lose
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After Weak Iowa Showing, Bachmann Bows Out
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House Rejects Senate's Payroll Tax Extension
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Reporter David Welna reports on what happened in the Senate today
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"It would be inexcusable for Congress not to further extend this middle-class tax cut for the rest of the year," Obama said after the Senate passed a two-month extension on the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Reporter David Welna reports on what happened in the Senate today
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Federal Government Faces 3rd Shutdown Threat
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The U.S. Capitol is seen above in 2009 as senators worked late into the night on legislation. The light signifying that Congress is in session may remain on this holiday season as well, since House Republicans have said they will remain in a pro-forma session. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Won't Recess To Block Obama Appointments
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-NV) during a news conference on a payroll tax cut compromise. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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How Payroll Tax Cut Affects Social Security's Future
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Two Senators Release Bipartisan Payroll Tax Plan
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