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November 16, 2012

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With a looming fiscal cliff, we look at the potential for compromise between President Obama and congress. Also, former CIA director David Petraeus agreed to testify about the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.  Plus, Romney’s post-election analysis.  Joining Gwen:  Martha Raddatz, ABC News; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal; Helene Cooper, New York Times; and Charles Babington, Associated Press

 

The Political Storm Ends; the Drama Begins

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Perhaps it's just my imagination, but one of the most hard-fought electoral prizes in the nation -- the Buckeye state -- seems oddly quiet.

The 4 issues dragging down the economic recovery

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It seems bizarre even to mention this less than two weeks after the vote, but President Obama just won an election that was all about the economy. That’s what six in 10 voters on Nov. 6 told exit pollsters they were most concerned about. Not balancing the budget, reforming the social-safety net, or making the rich pay more in taxes—rather, improving an economy still laboring to find a growth groove more than three years after the Great Recession officially ended.

G.O.P. Governors meet, amid whispers of 2016

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The polite praise initially showered upon Mitt Romney for having waged a good fight against President Obama has given way to a plea from some Republicans: Please stop talking.

How to run a killer campaign

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Every morning when Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina turned on his computer, he saw a snapshot of the state of the race. Campaign software engineers had built him a dashboard that showed how many doors volunteers had knocked on the night before, how many phone calls they had made, how much money had been raised, and what was moving on Twitter and other social networks. It also included a feed of traditional news feeds.

PBS Newshour: President Obama's Second Term Agenda Begins With Stressing Compromise on Budget

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With automatic spending cuts and tax increases scheduled to hit in January 2013, President Barack Obama hopes to find a "grand bargain" solution to U.S. budget woes. Gwen Ifill talks to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson, R-Texas, about President Obama's latest efforts to push compromise on Capitol Hill.

Obama meets C.E.O.’s as fiscal reckoning nears

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President Obama extended an olive branch to business leaders Wednesday, seeking their support as he prepared to negotiate with Congressional Republicans over the fiscal impasse in Washington.

Obama says no ‘red lines’ on top tax rate, signaling some flexibility in debt talks

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President Obama cracked open the door to compromise with Republicans on tax rates for the nation’s wealthiest households Wednesday, saying he is “open to new ideas” for increasing their tax bills without letting the top rate rise as scheduled in January to 39.6 percent.

Petraeus will testify behind closed doors on Benghazi

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Obama to open talks with $1.6 trillion plan to raise taxes on corporations, wealthy

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President Obama is taking a hard line with congressional Republicans heading into negotiations over the year-end “fiscal cliff,” making no opening concessions and calling for far more in new taxes than Republicans have so far been willing to consider.