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Raising Taxes On The Rich: Canny Or Counterproductive?

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Rice Controversy Raises Ayotte's Profile

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2012 Election The Most Expensive In History

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Boehner: Fiscal Cliff Negotiations At A 'Stalemate'

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Committe Chairman John Kerry , D-MA, speaks during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Robert Beecroft to be ambassador to Iraq Sept. 19 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Allen West And Abraham Lincoln Have In Common

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Fiscal Cliff Debate Moves To TV, In Ad War

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Republicans Bristle At Obama's Tax, Spending Plan

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GOP Bill On Immigrant Jobs Up For House Vote

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday after private talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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How Much Income Taxes Could Rise: A Breakdown Of The Options

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Would Raising Taxes On Investment Income Hurt The Economy?

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President Obama and former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shake hands in the Oval Office after their lunch Thursday at the White House. Pete Souza/White House Photo/UPI/Landov hide caption

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