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Daily Archives: November 28, 2012

A soldier with Blackfoot Company 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment has Thanksgiving dinner while standing watch in a guard tower in Matakhan, Afghanistan, in this file photo.

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A soldier with Blackfoot Company 1st Battalion 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment has Thanksgiving dinner while standing watch in a guard tower in Matakhan, Afghanistan, in this file photo.

VA’s Muscle-Shirted Italian Tourism — Private Business, Agency Explains

A slideshow including images of a bronzed Department of Veterans Affairs employee in a sleeveless muscle shirt, a beach on Italy’s Amalfi coast and what appeared to be each serving of a nine-course meal at “Trattoria Arleste” in Cirella, Italy,...

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry.

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry.

Perry Gave $1 Million Before Election to Senate-Focused Super-PAC

Point to any active Republican super-political action committee in the 2012 campaign, and there is a good chance Bob Perry was helping to fund it. The Houston homebuilder gave millions of dollars to Republican super-PACs during the campaign, including $1...

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Timothy F. Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary.

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Timothy F. Geithner, U.S. treasury secretary.

Geithner Going to the Hill: Fiscal Cliff

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, has complained about President Barack Obama operating more in campaign mode than negotiating gear in the fiscal cliff talks. The president summoned middle-class Americans to the White House grounds today, and implored them to...

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, leaves the Capitol after meeting with members of the senate on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington.

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, leaves the Capitol after meeting with members of the senate on Nov. 28, 2012 in Washington.

Rice Remains in Question: Collins ‘Very Troubled’ After Meeting

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was still on Capitol Hill today, still explaining her statements about the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, and still not allaying Republican lawmakers’ doubts. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said she was “very troubled” after an...

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Hillary Clinton, a Democratic senator from New York, during day two of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

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Hillary Clinton, a Democratic senator from New York, during day two of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.

2008 Shadows Hillary Clinton, Even as 2016 Beckons

She put in eight years as first lady, another eight as a U.S. senator from New York, and now she’s wrapping up a challenging stint as secretary of state. But a blemish on that impressive resume — her failed bid...

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An Barack Obama 2012 election campaign application at campaign headquarters in Chicago.

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An Barack Obama 2012 election campaign application at campaign headquarters in Chicago.

Obama’s #My2K: Tweet Your Congressmen, the President Asks

The president has prepared a new hashtag for Americans supporting his tax relief for households earning less than $250,000 a year, calling on them to tweet their congressmen: “#My2K” “Not Y2K,” the president said of the Year-2000 hysteria. “My2K.” “Tweet,...

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Union Station in Washington.

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Union Station in Washington.

Amtrak CEO Running on Lame-Duck House Chairman’s Borrowed Time

Rep. John Mica may not be able to yank the Transportation Security Administration’s chain during his final month as chairman of the House transportation committee. But he’s still got Amtrak. Mica, the Florida Republican who ceded his bid to remain...

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President Barack Obama signs into law an $858 billion bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts for two more years on Dec. 17, 2010.

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President Barack Obama signs into law an $858 billion bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts for two more years on Dec. 17, 2010.

Cole: One Republican Ready to Deal

Count Tom Cole among the congressmen ready to cut a deal. The Republican representative from Oklahoma says he has advised fellow Republicans that they should accede to President Barack Obama’s demand that Congress extend the Bush-era tax cuts for American...

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