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Some of Raju's recent articles are included below. Follow @mkraju on Twitter for the latest dispatches.

Supercommittee meltdown: Behind the scenes

An in-depth look at how Congress’s most important committee in years failed to cut a deal on the deficit.

GOP softens anti-tax rhetoric

Interviews with top Republicans show there may be some give on the critical tax issue heading into the fall debate.

Can Schumer win back Wall Street?

The New York Democrat is secretly trying to rebuild ties with big wigs on Wall Street, who are infuriated with his party and Obama.

Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell: Odd-couple allies

The two men couldn’t be more different on paper: One is a five-term septuagenarian, career politician and the embodiment of the Republican establishment; the other a 49-year-old tea party firebrand who never before held elected office and the de facto leader of the libertarian movement. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81194.html#ixzz28wgho4Lm

Missouri delegates angry at Romney over Akin

Missouri GOP delegates are rejecting the heavy-handed push by Mitt Romney and national Republicans to boot Todd Akin from their state’s Senate race, revealing a split among Republicans that could imperil the party’s effort to take back the chamber in the fall campaign. Read More >