'Hopeful': Senators say McConnell-Reid talks show promise amid debt deadlock

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On “Meet the Press,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said negotiations between Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Leader Harry Reid have shown positive signs for an end to the impasse on Capitol Hill.

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McDonough: Syria attack would warn Iran

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White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough tells Meet The Press that an impending U.S. attack on Syria would send a message to Iranian leaders that they should not feel free to develop nuclear weapons.

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Has King’s equality ‘dream’ been realized?

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The civil rights ideal described by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago has not yet been fulfilled, the last living speaker from the march said on Sunday’s Meet the Press.

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Remembering Tim Russert

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Five years ago Thursday longtime Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert died of a heart attack at age 58. His untimely death was a great loss for NBC News. Senior Executive Producer of Meet the Press Betsy Fischer Martin, who worked closely with Tim for 17 years, shares some personal memories and reflections on the man behind the Moderator’s chair.

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Boehner: ‘I don’t think anyone quite understands’ how sequester gets resolved

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In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Meet The Press, House Speaker John Boehner says there is no easy way to stop the ‘sequester’ budget cuts that took effect Friday night.

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Powell champions Hagel as defense secretary and rips some Republicans

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday that President Barack Obama’s nominee to be defense secretary, former Sen. Chuck Hagel, was “superbly qualified” and would be a strong advocate for Americans in uniform.

Exclusive: Obama says GOP’s insistence on stopping tax hikes for rich halting deal

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In a Meet the Press interview, the president appears open to eliminating at least some of the scheduled automatic spending cuts if Republicans agree to tax increases for the wealthy.

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NRA chief: If putting armed police in schools is crazy, ‘then call me crazy’

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On NBC’s Meet the Press, National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre on Sunday refused to support new gun control legislation and maintained his support for putting armed guards and police in schools in response to the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

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Ohio gov. predicts Romney win as auto politics dominate

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Ohio’s Republican governor said Sunday that private polls show Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney beating President Barack Obama in the all-important battleground state of Ohio just as auto industry politics assume a dominant role in the closing days of the campaign. 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) predicted outright that Romney would win Ohio on “Meet the Press” and, with it, the presidential election — a overall contest which Kasich said wouldn’t be that close.

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