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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Week In News: Payroll Tax Cut, China VP Visit

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Max Baucus, left, reaches out to Representative Fred Upton, on Capitol Hill on Feb. 16, 2012, to celebrate as members of the bi-partisan House and Senate conferees on the payroll tax cut extension signed the compromise agreement.

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In a victory for the White House, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed an extension of the payroll tax cut on Friday after weeks of refusal. Host Mary Louise Kelly speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the political reasoning behind the vote.

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