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House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Pelosi was critical of Speaker John Boehner and the GOP leadership for recessing the House without passing extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits, both set to expire at the end of the year. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Arguing Over A Tax Cut Few People Notice

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears on the Fox News program Huckabee on Dec. 3. The Republican presidential candidate has made a number of media appearances recently, mostly on Fox. He scarcely spoke to the media until the last week or so. Henny Ray Abrams/AP hide caption

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Miracles of Modern Science are a rock group with a love of jazz and chamber pop — and no need for a guitar. The band's debut album is called Dog Year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Miracles Of Modern Science: No Guitars Necessary

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