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"Much To Do, Congress Faces Nov. Elections Deadline"

NPR Morning Edition | Audie Cornish

"After a five-week recess, Congress is back at work in the last legislative session before midterm elections in four weeks. Reams of bills await attention — including more than 300 measures from the House that the Senate has so far shelved — and President Obama is pressing for small-business tax breaks. How much will lawmakers — who won't want to alienate voters ahead of elections — get done? Most experts agree: not much.

The down economy remains the focus of Congress, and the search is on for that magic cure to turn things around ... "

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