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December 13, 2012 | By Melanie Mason
Democrats have an edge in public support in the fiscal cliff negotiations, a trio of polls out this week reveal, with the majority of Americans endorsing a compromise deal that includes spending cuts and tax increases. The desire for compromise extends to some of the thornier issues in the fiscal cliff debate: an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday found that 65% supported a deal that included increased tax rates (a longtime nonstarter for Republicans) and cuts to Social Security and Medicare (often resisted by Democrats)
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October 25, 1992
Much is at stake for both major parties in California's congressional races--if for no other reason because of the sheer size of the state's delegation: 52 seats. Of those, 20 are wholly or in part within Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Only New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and California have House delegations of more than 20 seats.
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August 26, 1994 | KAREN TUMULTY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Capping a six-year congressional effort, a fractious and weary Senate late Thursday night passed sweeping crime legislation on a largely partisan 61-38 vote, sending it to President Clinton's desk to be signed into law. The narrow victory was something of an anticlimax, however.
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November 18, 1990 | Linda Darnell Williams, Linda Darnell Williams is a financial reporter for The Times. She interviewed the former mayor in his office
When Maynard Jackson finished his two terms as the first black mayor of Atlanta, he had to leave town to find a suitable job. Such was the degree of enmity felt for Jackson by the city's white economic power structure.
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