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Debate Takeaways: Trump Absence Boosts GOP RivalsIt was clear, even before it started, that Thursday night's Republican presidential debate would be dramatically different.
Health Czar To Visit Florida As Insurance Deadline NearsObama's chief health official is heading to South Florida as the deadline to sign up for health insurance nears.
The Latest: Trump Campaign Defends Choice To Boycott DebateHere are the latest developments from the 2016 race for president, one week out from the Iowa caucuses.
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Opinion: New BeginningsThis New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here's hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.
Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible CongressCongress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said "a house divided against itself cannot stand." The same holds true for the Republican Party today.
Opinion: Over The CliffAt midnight, not only did the ball drop in Times Square, ushering in a New Year, but Congress dropped the ball on delivering the country meaningful deficit reduction.
Opinion: Enjoy The Last Day Of The Fiscal CliffIf Congress manages to pass a feeble, last minute, deal on taxes it will be a deal that is long overdue. All of this could have been avoided.
Opinion: Sore LosersMembers of the House of Representatives bolted town on Thursday after rejecting a plan advanced by House Speaker John Boehner.
Opinion: GOP Too ExtremeMore than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
Opinion: Gun ReformIn the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

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