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Daily Archives: November 29, 2012

A Transportation Security Administration officer demonstrates how to walk through the ProVision Millimeter Wave advanced imaging technology machine at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Virginia.

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A Transportation Security Administration officer demonstrates how to walk through the ProVision Millimeter Wave advanced imaging technology machine at the TSA Systems Integration Facility in Arlington, Virginia.

TSA’s Hearing Boycott `Sad:’ Mica

True to its word, the Transportation Security Administration followed through on its pledge to boycott today’s House transportation hearing about the agency’s impact on commercial air travel, evoking strong words if not subpoena threats from committee leaders. Committee Chairman John...

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Demonstrators, including many senior citizens, are led away by police during a protest against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

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Demonstrators, including many senior citizens, are led away by police during a protest against cuts to federal safety net programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Chamber: Entitlement Cuts Essential in Any Fiscal Cliff Deal with Taxes

Written by Brian Wingfield The U.S. Chamber of Commerce won’t support a long-term deal to rein in spending and increase revenue unless it contains provisions to curb spending on entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security, the head of...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, second right, speaks next to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, left, Harry Reid, Democratic Senator from Nevada, second left, and Mitch McConnell, Republican Senator from Kentucky, right, listen after meeting with President Barack Obama on reducing the deficit.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, second right, speaks next to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, left, Harry Reid, Democratic Senator from Nevada, second left, and Mitch McConnell, Republican Senator from Kentucky, right, listen after meeting with President Barack Obama on reducing the deficit.

Washington Daybook: Fiscal Cliff Talks

U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner meets House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as President Barack Obama presses for a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff....

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Joseph "Joe" Echevarria, chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP, leaves the White House following a meeting with President Barack Obama on Nov. 28, 2012.

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Joseph "Joe" Echevarria, chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP, leaves the White House following a meeting with President Barack Obama on Nov. 28, 2012.

Deloitte CEO: `No Line in the Sand’

For all the optimistic talk of an agreement averting the “fiscal cliff” — the president, House speaker and corporate CEOs who have called on both this week voice that optimism — there is no explicit guarantee of a deal. Not...

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Rep. Jerry Lewis walks to work with his Bichon Frise and Poodle mix, Bruin, who is named after the UCLA mascot.

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Rep. Jerry Lewis walks to work with his Bichon Frise and Poodle mix, Bruin, who is named after the UCLA mascot.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 212

That’s how many fewer total years that California’s incoming 53-member House delegation has served in the chamber as compared with January 2011. The 53 California House members who will take office Jan. 3, when the 113th Congress begins, will have...

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