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Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Retiring Rep. Barney Frank on Capitol Hill on Jan. 3, 2013, prior to the start of the 113th Congress.

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Retiring Rep. Barney Frank on Capitol Hill on Jan. 3, 2013, prior to the start of the 113th Congress.

Barney Frank’s Senate Bid Backed by Petition Drive: MoveOn Member

Barney Frank broke somewhat with traditional political decorum — such as that is — with his public pitch to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat that will come open upon Democrat John Kerry’s expected confirmation by his colleagues as secretary of state. “Coach, put me in,”...

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The cast of "16  Penn."

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The cast of "16 Penn."

White House Popcorn Roasting: `Gilchrists’ Perform for Obamas

“Lincoln” it’s not. Still, the cast and crew of NBC’s new comedy “1600 Penn,” which premieres tomorrow, are being feted this evening at the White House, where President Barack Obama is hosting a private screening. The show chronicles a fictional...

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Occupy Wall Street protestors stage a 'Millionaires March' in Manhattan's Upper East Side, one the city's wealthiest residential neighborhoods.

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Occupy Wall Street protestors stage a 'Millionaires March' in Manhattan's Upper East Side, one the city's wealthiest residential neighborhoods.

Taxpayer Alert: Who Pays the 35%

What’s narrow and home to thousands of wealthy individuals? Here are two possible answers: Manhattan and the 35 percent income tax bracket. The 35 percent bracket had been the top of the charts for the past few years — until...

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Martha Nunez, 53, of the Bronx, reacts to positive predictions for President Barack Obama as crowds watch election results in Times Square on Nov. 6, 2012 in New York.

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Martha Nunez, 53, of the Bronx, reacts to positive predictions for President Barack Obama as crowds watch election results in Times Square on Nov. 6, 2012 in New York.

Obama’s Top 10 Counties in 2012

Political Capital is collecting and analyzing the official results of the November 2012 presidential election at various levels of geography, including the vote in the more than 3,000 counties. Following are the 10 counties or county equivalents where President Barack...

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a reenacted swearing-in with her husband Darwin Lange and Vice President Joe Biden in the Old Senate Chamber at the Capitol on Jan. 3, 2013 in Washington.

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a reenacted swearing-in with her husband Darwin Lange and Vice President Joe Biden in the Old Senate Chamber at the Capitol on Jan. 3, 2013 in Washington.

Corporate PACs Win While Losing

Political action committees of companies such as Boeing Co,. Verizon Communications Inc. and Southern Co. have made sure they were on the winning side of competitive congressional races — no matter how they turned out. After Election Day, they simply...

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown  officials on Jan. 4, 2013.  Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, center, holds hands with her husband, Mark Kelly, while exiting Town Hall at Fairfield Hills Campus in Newtown, Conn. after meeting with Newtown officials on Jan. 4, 2013. Giffords also met with families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre.

Giffords Gun-Control Packs Texan Cash: Trial Lawyers in for $1 Million

Steve and Amber Mostyn, wealthy Texas trial attorneys, said today that they are giving $1 million to help start the gun-control advocacy group formed by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. Steve Mostyn, one of...

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President Barack Obama speaks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew while waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive for their bilateral meeting on June 18, 2012 in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.

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President Barack Obama speaks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew while waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive for their bilateral meeting on June 18, 2012 in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.

Lew to Treasury: Word Tomorrow

President Barack Obama plans tomorrow to name White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as his choice for Treasury secretary, replacing Timothy F. Geithner, a person familiar with the process said. Lew, 57, who also has served as director of...

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The cast of NBC's "1600 Penn."

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The cast of NBC's "1600 Penn."

Washington Daybook: `1600 Penn’

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, a Democrat, and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, will discuss “State of States” addresses being delivered by fellow members of the National Governors Association at the National Press Club. The Ocean Energy Safety Advisory Committee...

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Israeli soldiers keep watch as Palestinian youths demonstrate next to the security fence on the Gaza border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Israeli soldiers keep watch as Palestinian youths demonstrate next to the security fence on the Gaza border east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 50

That’s the percentage of Americans who say they sympathize with the Israelis over the Palestinians in the Middle East conflict, according to the Pew Research Center. Ten percent said they sympathize with the Palestinians, while 13 percent said neither. The...

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