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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
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DURATION: 1:27-----------------------------------------SOURCE: POOL / AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington/January 1, 20131. SOUNDBITE - Sen. Patrick Leahy / (D) Vermont (transcript below)2. Wide. US Senate floor3. Wide, US Senate floor, different angle---Washington / December 31, 20124. Mid, Vice President Joseph Biden walking with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid5. SOUNDBITE: VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN (transcript below)6. Mid, Biden speakingWashington/January 1, 20137. SOUNDBITE: SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL / (R) MINORITY LEADER(transcript below)8. SOUNDBITE: SEN. HARRY REID / (D) MAJORITY LEADER (transcript below)9. Wide, Senate floor10. Wide, Senate floorSOUNDBITE: SEN. PATRICK LEAHY/(D) VERMONT"the vote, the yeas are 89, the nays are eight, 60 vote threshold having been achieved, the bill as amended is passed."TRACK-1JUST HOURS INTO THE NEW YEAR, THE NATION TAKES A BIG STEP BACK FROM THE FISCAL CLIFF. THE SENATE PASSED A COMPROMISE MEASURE EARLY TUESDAY, AVERTING THE AUTOMATIC TAX HIKES AND SPENDING CUTS THAT WERE SET TO KICK IN WITH THE NEW YEAR.THE DEAL KEEPS TAXES AT THEIR CURRENT LEVELS FOR INDIVIDUALS EARNING UP TO 400-THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND COUPLES EARNING 450.IT DEFERS A TOTAL OF 24-BILLION DOLLARS IN SPENDING CUTS, AIMED AT DOMESTIC AND DEFENSE SPENDING.THE DEAL FOLLOWS INTENSE NEGOTATIONS.. WITH EVEN VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN JOINING IN AS THE CLOCK TICKED DOWN.SOUNDBITE: VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN'surely shouldn't predict how the house is going to vote. But I feel very very good.'TRACK-2LEADERS FROM BOTH SIDES CALL THE MEASURE IMPERFECT, AND ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.SOUNDBITE: SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL/(R) MINORITY LEADER1:38:22 "the President wanted tax increases but thanks to this imperfect agreement, 99% of my constituents will not be hit by those hikes."SOUNDBITE: SEN. HARRY REID/(D) MAJORITY LEADER1:35:53 If we do nothing the threat of a recession is very real. And passing this agreement does not mean that negotiations halt. Far from it. We can all agree, there's more work to be done."TRACK-3THE MEASURE NOW GOES TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.A VOTE IS EXPECTED TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY.HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER SAYS REPRESENTATIVES AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED A CHANCE TO REVIEW IT.CARLOTTA BRADLEY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.--------------------