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Daily Archives: December 3, 2012



Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears runs after a catch in the final minute of regulation time against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on December 2, 2012.

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Brandon Marshall #15 of the Chicago Bears runs after a catch in the final minute of regulation time against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on December 2, 2012.

Obama: `Da Bears… Gotta Shot’

The Chicago Bears — “da Bears,” in President Barack Obama’s hometown — will be the next Windy City sports team to win a league championship. So said the president during his Twitter chat about the fiscal cliff  today — touting...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner arrives for his press conference on fiscal cliff negotiations at  the Capitol on Nov. 30, 2012.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner arrives for his press conference on fiscal cliff negotiations at the Capitol on Nov. 30, 2012.

Boehner’s Counter-Offer: No Taxes — Calls Obama’s Bid `La-La Land’

House Republicans have responded to President Barack Obama’s fiscal-cliff averting offer. The response lacks the one thing the White House insists will be essential to an agreement: Higher tax rates for the highest-earning Americans. The Republicans, rejecting Obama’s demand for...

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President Barack Obama answers a question posed to him on the social networking site Twitter at the White House in Washington in this 2010 file photo.

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President Barack Obama answers a question posed to him on the social networking site Twitter at the White House in Washington in this 2010 file photo.

Obama Calling (#My2K): Tweets at 2

In his bid to reach out to a voting public whom he believes is behind him on the fiscal-cliff talks, President Barack Obama is inviting followers to a Twitter chat at 2 pm EST today. At the White House Web-site today...

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

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U.S. Senator-elect Tim Kaine speaks to his supporters after winning the Virginia U.S. Senate seat, on Nov. 6, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia.

Adelson’s Late $2.5 Million Couldn’t Stop Kaine’s Virginia Win

Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson gave $2.5 million in the waning days of the Nov. 6 election to a Republican super-political action committee that was on the losing side of a key U.S. Senate race in Virginia. The super-PAC, Independence Virginia,...

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.

IRS: Nonprofit Regulation no Priority

Coming off an election season in which groups that keep their donors hidden spent more than $300 million on political activity, the Internal Revenue Service has left the question of nonprofit regulation off its initial Priority Guidance Plan. This is...

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Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, bangs the gavel to begin the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Florida, bangs the gavel to begin the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Wasserman Schultz to Remain DNC Chairwoman

Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will get a full four-year term to run the Democratic National Committee, serving at the pleasure of the president she helped re-elect. President Barack Obama will ask the DNC to keep Wasserman Schultz as the...

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The Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 17, 2012.

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The Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on April 17, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Defense CEOs to Discuss Fiscal Cliff

Chief executives of some of the largest defense companies including Northrop Grumman Corp. and Analytic Sciences Corp. hold a news conference today in Washington to discuss their concerns about the impact of sequestration as acrimony builds in Washington over the...

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