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What If Super Committee Fails? Members Suggest Congress Would Rethink Sequestration

House and Senate lawmakers would likely rethink allowing some budget cuts to be triggered automatically if the so-called deficit “super committee” fails to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in savings, or if Congress fails approve such a plan by Dec. 23, a member of the panel predicted on Sunday.

Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 2:40pm

Toomey: It's Likely Congress Will Reconsider Sequestration If Super Committee Fails

  • Huntsman, O'Malley Criticize Perry's Foreign Aid Policy
  • Huntsman, O'Malley Criticize Perry's Foreign Aid Policy
  • Return of the Gang of Six?
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    Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 2:40pm

    Sunday Shows: Bachmann Wants Penn State Investigation Kept at State Level

  • Bachmann Thinks Penn State Investigation Should Stay at State Level
  • Bachmann Thinks Penn State Investigation Should Stay at State Level
  • Toomey: If Super Committee Fails, Congress Might Rethink Budget-Cutting Triggers
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    Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:40pm

    Republicans Channel Dick Cheney in NJ/CBS Foreign Policy Debate

    SPARTANBURG – The 2012 election is increasingly shaping up as a redux of 2004.

    At Friday’s  “commander-in-chief’’ debate, Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney seemed to be channeling former Vice President Dick Cheney, who warned in 2004 of another terrorist attack if voters didn’t give President Bush a second term.

    Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:40am

    Insiders: Romney, Gingrich Winners; Huntsman, Cain Losers in Tonight’s Debate

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich were the winners of tonight’s National Journal/CBS News debate, according to a survey of Republican and Democratic political operatives, campaign consultants, and party strategists, in a special National Journal Political Insiders Poll conducted tonight.

    Asked who was the “biggest winner” in the debate, half of Republican Insiders named Romney, with another 30% pointing to Gingrich. Democratic Insiders gave the nod to Gingrich with 55%.

    Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:40am

    At Debate, GOP Candidates Take Aim at Obama, But Also Hit Bush

    The eight Republican presidential candidates who took part in the first foreign policy debate lobbed rhetorical grenades at President Obama, alternately accusing him of bankrupting the U.S., putting the CIA under the control of the ACLU, threatening Israel’s security and failing to stop Iran’s nuclear program.

    Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 12:40am

    Perry's Rambling Remarks on China: China Should Change Its 'Virtues' -- VIDEO

    Perry offered a long, convoluted take on China, attempting to draw a parallel with the way the Ronald Reagan handled the relationship with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Here’s his full quote. We'll let readers try to figure it out: 

    Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 11:40pm

    Scenes from the CBS-National Journal GOP Debate -- PICTURES

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    Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 11:40pm

    The Debate: No One Really Measured Up

    It was, CBS’s Scott Pelley said, the “Commander-in-chief debate,” and the 90 minutes that followed fairly well fulfilled that description. For the first time, the Republican presidential candidates were thrust into hypothetical tests of what they might decide from the White House on critical national security questions ranging from Iran’s nuclear program to torture.

    Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 11:40pm

    Evaluate Romney? Gingrich Won't Go There

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    Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 11:40pm