David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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Sen. Lamar Alexander Gives Up Leadership Spot

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One part of the president's deficit-reduction plan, the "Buffet rule," is named after billionaire Warren Buffett who says high-income earners like him should pay more in taxes. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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GOP Not Interest In Raising Taxes On Anyone

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The supercommittee held its first public meeting on Tuesday. Some lawmakers want the panel's members to be more transparent about the campaign contributions they receive. From left: Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Republicans Oppose Obama Call To Pay For Jobs With Taxes

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Reps. James Clyburn (D-SC, left) and Fred Upton (R-MI) attend the first organizational meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the so-called supercommittee, Thursday on Capitol Hill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Deficit Panel Meets, Vows To Get The Job Done

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Facing A Full Docket, Congress Returns To D.C.

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) told members of his party that the jobs crisis would be at the top of their agenda this fall. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Jobs Debate, GOP Targets 'Regulatory Burdens'

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Bill To Raise The Debt Ceiling Becomes Law

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Compromise But Little Consensus As House OKs Bill

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