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Should the deficit reduction ‘super-committee’ focus on jobs instead?

As President Obama unveils his plan for Congressional panel charged with cutting the deficit, policymakers are floating a radical notion: Focus on jobs instead.

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Debt ceiling agreement guarantees that Bush tax cuts will be major issue in 2012

Democrats will get another chance to re-litigate the fight over tax increases, with the scheduled expiration of the Bush tax cuts at the end of 2012.

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Obama, Congressional leaders reach deal on debt limit, but left sees it as a victory for GOP

President Obama and congressional leaders announced a deal to raise the debt limit Sunday night, but the bill contained no new revenue and no stimulus measures, and was seen by the left as a victory for the GOP.

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  Hope and sacrifice

In this essay, Jon Meacham considers how past presidents have inspired national sacrifice — and what’s needed to revive hope for the present.

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