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On Thursday’s NewsHour…

TAX CUTS | With just three weeks to go before Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire and President Obama urging Democratic lawmakers to accept a compromise he struck with the GOP, House Democrats rejected the tax deal in its current form. Jim Lehrer has the latest.

COMPROMISE AND THE ART OF GOVERNING | Jim Lehrer speaks with lawmakers about the challenges of compromising on Capitol Hill.

HAITI UPDATE | Margaret Warner has the latest on the political unrest in Haiti surrounding the troubled nation’s presidential election.

PARKINSON’S AND DANCE | Special correspondent Dave Iverson reports on how teaching dance to Parkinson’s patients can alleviate some of their symptoms.

SMOKING DANGERS | Judy Woodruff speaks with Surgeon General Regina Benjamin about a new report on the dangers of smoking – even rarely.

TECH CRAZE | Jeffrey Brown speaks with New York Times technology columnist David Pogue about the latest in gadgets and how the affect our lives. Pogue is also hosting a new NOVA episode on PBS early next year:

Jim Lehrer and Margaret Warner anchor tonight’s broadcast. We hope you’ll join us.

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