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Congress' Lame Duck Session Could Be Memorable

Wed, November 14, 2012 9:00am

Story by David Welna




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Lawmakers have barely seven weeks to prevent automatic tax hikes as well as mandatory across-the-board spending cuts that could be a blow to the economy. Congressional hearings on the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, meanwhile, will likely be overshadowed by former CIA chief David Petraeus' career-ending extramarital affair.

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