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Daily Archives: December 4, 2012

Marine pilot Maj. Aric Liberman, second from left, poses for photos with, from left, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, and U.S. Sen John McCain on Nov. 20, 2012 after delivering a second F-35B Joint Strike Fighter at the conclusion of a re-designation ceremony for Marine Attack Fighter Squadron 121.

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Marine pilot Maj. Aric Liberman, second from left, poses for photos with, from left, Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, and U.S. Sen John McCain on Nov. 20, 2012 after delivering a second F-35B Joint Strike Fighter at the conclusion of a re-designation ceremony for Marine Attack Fighter Squadron 121.

Jan Brewer: Where in the World?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who left her state for an undisclosed destination on Dec. 2, is visiting Arizona soldiers in Afghanistan, according to a person familiar with the governor’s schedule. The Republican governor’s absence was noticed yesterday when she didn’t...

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Mariachi musicians sing and play as they go from house to house to encourage people to come to vote on election day at the Sun Valley's Latino district, Los Angeles County, on Nov 6, 2012 in California.

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Mariachi musicians sing and play as they go from house to house to encourage people to come to vote on election day at the Sun Valley's Latino district, Los Angeles County, on Nov 6, 2012 in California.

Republican Pollster: Economy, Jobs, Education Top Issues for Hispanics

Republicans know they need to improve their showing with Hispanic voters. A stronger Republican performance with Hispanics “begins with challenging some long held assumptions,” Nicole McClesky, a pollster with the Republican firm Public Opinion Strategies, writes in a blog post on her firm’s...

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U.S. Senate Michael Bennet claims victory in the midterm elections in Denver's City Park on Nov. 3, 2010 in Denver.

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U.S. Senate Michael Bennet claims victory in the midterm elections in Denver's City Park on Nov. 3, 2010 in Denver.

What Colorado’s Bennet Faces as Senate Democratic Campaign Head

Here’s one word that doesn’t describe Michael Bennet’s new job as chairman of the Senate Democrats’ campaign organization: Easy. Bennet, a Colorado Democrat announced today as the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is taking over an organization that...

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Potential buyers view a new home under construction in South Barrington, Illinois.

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Potential buyers view a new home under construction in South Barrington, Illinois.

Fed Boosts Housing, Housing Boosts Fed — Repeat

One hand washes the other. The Federal Reserve’s record stimulus is starting to lift the U.S. housing market out of the basement. And the boost in home prices is poised to start giving the broader economy a bigger push, rather...

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President Barack Obama in this file photo.

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President Barack Obama in this file photo.

Obama: `We Have the Potential of Getting a Deal Done’

President Barack Obama, voicing optimism about “getting a deal done” with Congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff looming at year’s end, acknowledged in an interview today that he won’t get “100 percent” of what he wants. It was the...

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Decorations in the State Dining Room during the first viewing of the White House 2012 holiday decorations on Nov. 28, 2012.

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Decorations in the State Dining Room during the first viewing of the White House 2012 holiday decorations on Nov. 28, 2012.

Boehner at White House: Humbug

The White House is festooned with decorated trees and a model of the first dog, Bo, all for the season’s holidays. And last night, the president opened the doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to members of Congress for one of...

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President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

President Obama to Talk with Bloomberg TV at 12:30 PM

President Barack Obama sits down with Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman today in his first interview since winning re-election. Watch the exclusive interview here or on Bloomberg TV at 12:30 pm EST. The interview comes as the White House and congressional Republican leaders trade...

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Sen. Charles Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid during a news conference to discuss the fiscal cliff.

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Sen. Charles Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid during a news conference to discuss the fiscal cliff.

Washington Daybook: Thinking Big

President Obama meets with governors of seven states including Wisconsin’s Scott Walker today to promote his approach to avoiding the fiscal cliff. He’ll also discuss in an exclusive interview with Bloomberg Television what’s at stake in negotiations with Congress over...

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