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Everything you need to know about the fiscal cliff

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October 26, 2012

Weekly Show

With less than two weeks to go, the roundtable takes a look at the candidates’ swing-state campaign sprint. Also, we analyze the foreign policy plans of both candidates after the final debate. Plus, we examine the battle for Senate control which rests in the hands of a few states.  Joining Gwen:  James Kitfield, National Journal; Gloria Borger, CNN; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; Susan Davis, USA Today.

At hearing, Libya attack details remain murky

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At the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, there was never any spontaneous street mob angered about an anti-Muslim video, as was asserted by administration officials after a brutal attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, State Department officials told Congress Wednesday.

Rare consensus inside beltway

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Let’s face it, the exit polls were not great at Nationals Park on Wednesday. The home team performed much like the incumbent did in last week’s presidential debate — lackluster, not a lot of pop at the plate and a defense that could not handle an aggressive assault.

Across the electoral map, a mixed picture for candidates down the ballot

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In the past six years, there have been three national elections, each of them producing a wave, in which races up and down the ballot moved in generally the same direction. Democrats won big in 2006 and 2008, only to see those gains reversed in the mid-term election of 2010.

Report: Nearly 90 percent of Americans would see taxes rise if ‘fiscal cliff’ hits

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Nearly 90 percent of Americans would face higher taxes next year if Congress lets the nation hurtle over the “fiscal cliff,” the year-end precipice of tax hikes and spending cuts that threatens to throw the nation back into recession.

Guessing the fiscal cliff's fate

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Is Congress going to drive the U.S. economy over the fiscal cliff? Is Washington so dysfunctional that Congress and the president, risking renewed recession, will let taxes rise sharply and spending be cut across the board?

Software, not just bullets, puts military at odds

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Military commanders, government officials and members of Congress have long wrangled over which weapon systems are needed. Now, there's an argument over what computer software should be provided to soldiers in Afghanistan. It's a defense dispute for the digital age.

Can Obama break D.C. gridlock if re-elected?

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Polarized, gridlocked, uncooperative, partisan, impossible. That's how Democrats -- including some of President Obama's past and current White House advisers -- described the nation's capital during several moderated discussion sessions Tuesday at the party's convention here.

Recession imminent if ‘fiscal cliff’ of tax hikes, budget cuts not averted, CBO says

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The U.S. economy will hurtle into a recession if Congress fails to avert a series of tax increases and budget cuts due in January, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, warning that a fiscal impasse would have consequences even more dire than previously forecast.