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Daily Archives: January 7, 2013

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Chuck Heath Jr., brother of Sarah Palin, rally campaign workers at a McCain-Palin regional headquarters office in this file photo.

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Chuck Heath Jr., brother of Sarah Palin, rally campaign workers at a McCain-Palin regional headquarters office in this file photo.

Sarah Palin’s Brother: From Alaska, He Can See a Third, `American Party’

There’s a new voice in the Palin family making the call for political upheaval, with Sarah’s brother — Chuck Heath Jr. — calling for “the disgruntled citizens of the United States… Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians… persons of every race, religion, economic status,...

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with former Sen. Chuck Hagel during a personnel announcement in the East Room at the White House, on Jan. 7, 2013 in Washington.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with former Sen. Chuck Hagel during a personnel announcement in the East Room at the White House, on Jan. 7, 2013 in Washington.

Pro-Israel Lobbies Split Over Hagel

“The Jewish lobby,” as former Sen. Chuck Hagel once called pro-Israeli forces in Washington, is divided over his nomination for secretary of defense. Political action committees describing themselves as pro-Israel were on opposite sides of several high-profile congressional races. Now...

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President Barack Obama announces his nomination of  former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, center, as the new Defense Secretary, next to current Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, left.

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President Barack Obama announces his nomination of former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, center, as the new Defense Secretary, next to current Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, left.

Sergeant Hagel: `No Political Future’ — Merely Historic Pentagon Nominee

Chuck Hagel, the president notes, stands to become the first enlisted man to serve as secretary of defense. If confirmed by the Senate where he once served with his brother, he’ll be one of few secretaries who have been wounded...

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A woman jogs past a roadside souvenir stall displaying T-shirt with President Barack Obama's picture in Washington on Jan. 5, 2013.

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A woman jogs past a roadside souvenir stall displaying T-shirt with President Barack Obama's picture in Washington on Jan. 5, 2013.

Obama Won Fiscal Talks — a Deal with Split Verdicts, Pew Finds

President Barack Obama has emerged as the winner in the showdown over resolving the tax increases and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff, even as Americans are closely divided over what they think of the deal, according to a...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks to reporters at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, on Jan. 4, 2013.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, speaks to reporters at the Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey, on Jan. 4, 2013.

Christie: Republican Soul-Searching Natural After Two Losses in Row

Chris Christie, the plain-spoken Republican governor of New Jersey who called out House Speaker John Boehner last week after the House delayed a vote on $60 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid, says his party is a bit disgruntled after back-to-back...

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Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest, masked as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, take part in a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the movement in New York, Sept. 17, 2012.

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Participants in the Occupy Wall Street protest, masked as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, take part in a rally to mark the one year anniversary of the movement in New York, Sept. 17, 2012.

Romney’s Wall Street Romp — Obama’s Courthouse Stomp

Wall Street outdid the legal profession in raising money for Republican Mitt Romney, making him the first major-party presidential nominee in at least two decades who didn’t rely on lawyers as his biggest source of funding. The BGOV Barometer shows...

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Senator Chuck Hagel speaking with then senator Joe Biden in this file photo.

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Senator Chuck Hagel speaking with then senator Joe Biden in this file photo.

Washington Daybook: Hagel, Brennan

President Barack Obama will announce his choice of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary today, setting up a showdown with an ad hoc coalition that opposes the former Republican senator, including members of his own party who advocate muscular defense policies,...

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