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Fri November 9, 2012

Palm Beach County Still Counting Votes In Florida

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 11:17 am

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One lone county in Florida is still tallying ballots. It's Palm Beach County. Yes, that Palm Beach County, which was central to the presidential recount in 2000.

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4:09 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Thousands Still Living In The Cold After Sandy

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 11:17 am

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In New York City, medical personnel are fanning out and knocking on doors, bringing care to residents of apartment buildings left cold and powerless by Hurricane Sandy.

As NPR's Joel Rose reports, thousands of people have been living without basic necessities since the storm hit 11 days ago.

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Media
4:09 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Some In GOP Criticize Fox For Failing Its Audience

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 11:17 am

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A lively post-election debate has sprung up, in conservative circles, about the conservative media. The question is whether Republicans were well-served by pundits who insisted Mitt Romney would win on Election Day. Governor Romney even told reporters on Election Day that he was so certain of victory, he hadn't even drafted a concession speech.

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik has this story on misplaced conservative confidence, and how it was spread by sympathetic news outlets.

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Politics
4:09 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Obama Insists On Tax Hikes For Wealthy Americans

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 11:17 am

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And I'm Melissa Block. Today in Washington, D.C. more talk of the need for compromise to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. And the surprise this afternoon, the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus after he admitted he had an extramarital affair. We'll talk more about Petraeus in a few minutes with our regular political commentators.

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Politics
4:09 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Boehner: GOP Won't Support Raising Tax Rates

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 11:17 am

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Until news broke of the Petraeus resignation, today's top story was the country's fiscal crisis. Across-the-board tax cuts will expire at year's end, and mandatory spending cuts will kick in. It's caused a post-election scramble to dodge this so-called fiscal cliff. Well, today, President Obama made clear any deal must include higher taxes for the wealthy. He also sounded an optimistic note pointing to remarks earlier today by the Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner.

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