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Election 2012
3:32 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Some Arizona Counties Still Counting Ballots

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 4:20 pm

The wheels of democracy turn slowly in Arizona. The state is still counting ballots from Election Day in a number of counties — and a number of races hang in the balance.

Around the Nation
3:32 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Unions, Obama Call For Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 4:20 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Now to Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, known as the SEIU. She was at the White House meeting today. Welcome to the program.

MARY KAY HENRY: Thanks, Audie. Glad to be here.

CORNISH: Now, we heard from the AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka today. He said that the meeting was very, very positive, and it sounds like labor leaders and President Obama are essentially on the same page when it comes to extending the middle-class tax cuts.

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Politics
3:31 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Obama Rallies Fiscal Cliff Support With Labor Leaders

President Obama speaks during Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Sunday.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 5:43 pm

Compromise is suddenly the watchword in Washington, as negotiations over taxes, spending and entitlements begin in advance of another self-imposed deadline, popularly known as the "fiscal cliff."

Automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts are slated for the first of the year, unless the president and Congress take action.

Leaders on both sides say they are willing to meet in the middle, but that makes their constituents worry about what any compromise will cost them.

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National Security
3:30 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Could Widening Petraeus Scandal Affect Policy?

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 4:20 pm

Audie Cornish talks to Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, to see if there are any policy implications behind the scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus and now Gen. John Allen.

Health Care
3:30 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Nevada Quietly Starts Implementing Obamacare

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 4:20 pm

Since 2011, Nevada has been quietly implementing a state exchange. Although the state joined the lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, its governor said Nevada made a decision to build the exchange on their own. Pauline Bartolone looks at how a Republican governor is implementing the federal health care law.

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