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Daily Archives: January 10, 2013

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks at a rally for Elizabeth Warren (D), in Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 19, 2012.

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks at a rally for Elizabeth Warren (D), in Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 19, 2012.

Franken, Party Friends to Gain from Minnesota Democratic Super-PAC

A Democratic-aligned advocacy group in Minnesota is adding a super-political action committee to prepare for 2014 federal elections in the state. WIN Minnesota, a 501c4 nonprofit, is adding the super-PAC “to explore the option of doing work in federal races,”...

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The International Space Station (ISS) over Miami, taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Photograph by Commander DomInic Gorie/NASA

The International Space Station (ISS) over Miami, taken from the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

NASA: May the Best Kids’ Code Win

NASA plans to upload code developed by teens to control bowling ball-sized satellites aboard the International Space Station. The off-the-wall experiment tomorrow is part of a contest sponsored by the elite Pentagon research unit known as the Defense Advanced Research...

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A jazz trio performs during the reception at the Richard Nixon Centennial Birthday Celebration in Washington on Jan. 9, 2013.

Photograph by Cliff Owen/AP Photo

A jazz trio performs during the reception at the Richard Nixon Centennial Birthday Celebration in Washington on Jan. 9, 2013.

Nixon Wouldn’t `Pussyfoot’ at Cliff

Richard Nixon’s friends turned out for his 100th. Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Sens. Fred Thompson and Elizabeth Dole were among the politicos who turned out last night to celebrate Nixon’s centennial. Hosted by the Richard Nixon Foundation,...

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Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

Photograph by Christopher Powers/Bloomberg

Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

Huntington CEO Doesn’t See Need for You-May-Be-Fired Notices

The chief executive officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. says he doesn’t think it would serve the company’s purposes to issue mass-dismissal warnings to workers even if U.S. spending cuts occur later this year. “We are much more of a long-term business,” said...

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President Barack Obama greets Bronx Science High School students at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.

Photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

President Barack Obama greets Bronx Science High School students at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair.

NY Hearts Obama: The Bronx Claims President’s Top District in 2012

To say the Bronx votes Democratic is a colossal understatement. That swath of New York City was Obama’s second best-performing county in the nation in the 2012 election. The Bronx also includes the most pro-Obama congressional district in the nation,...

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People in New York's Times Square prepare to watch U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

Photograph by Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

People in New York's Times Square prepare to watch U.S. President Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

Obama’s Biggest-Apple Election

President Barack Obama won more support from New York City in November’s election than any White House candidate in more than 100 years, according to a final tally of votes. Obama beat Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 81 percent to...

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Senate Republicans may use the appointment of Jack Lew as Treasury secretary to discuss the budget.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Senate Republicans may use the appointment of Jack Lew as Treasury secretary to discuss the budget.

Washington Daybook: Obama to Unveil Lew Pick

Senate Republicans indicated that the appointment of Jack Lew as Treasury secretary presents an opportunity for a debate over the budget and raising the federal debt limit. President Barack Obama will announce the White House chief of staff as his...

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