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7:39am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Pelosi Wants To Remain Democratic Leader In House

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 8:31 am

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
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Update at 10:25 a.m. ET. Pelosi Confirms:

Saying that she wants to work on "empowering women .... growing the economy ... [and] a healthy political climate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California just confirmed that she intends to remain as leader of the Democratic caucus in the House.

Pelosi, who was first elected to Congress in 1987, is the only woman to have served as speaker of the House (from 2007 to 2011).

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6:49am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Should Petraeus Scandal Be A Big Topic At Obama's News Conference Today?

President Obama at the White House last week.
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Eight days after his re-election, President Obama today holds his first full-scale news conference in the East Room of the White House since March.

It's safe to think that the White House had hoped the focus would be on subjects such as the fiscal cliff, taxes, the economy and the president's thoughts on what he can get accomplished in his second term.

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6:38am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Obama To Hold News Conference; Caution Urged On Gen. Allen

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:51 am

5:47am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Panetta: Don't Leap To Conclusions About Gen. Allen

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 5:24 pm

Then-Army Gen. David Petraeus (left) and Marine Corps Gen. John Allen in August, 2011.
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  • Journalist Tom Ricks talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep on 'Morning Edition'

"No one should leap to any conclusions" about whether the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan did anything inappropriate when he was communicating with a Tampa socialite, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters today.

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5:35am

Wed November 14, 2012
Around the Nation

Airline Strips Cello Of Frequent Flyer Miles

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 6:06 am

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