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Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

Speaker of the House John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, presides over the opening session of the 113th House of Representatives in Washington.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, presides over the opening session of the 113th House of Representatives in Washington.

Washington Daybook: Retreat

The House Republicans’ battle plan for the upcoming debt limit debate will take shape today as members gather for a retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. They could use one. Speaker John Boehner removed four members from the Finance and Budget committees...

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President Barack Obama waves after speaking during his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2009.

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President Barack Obama waves after speaking during his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2009.

Obama’s Inaugural Fundraising: Groundwork for Post-Presidency

President Barack Obama has mused about his legacy, inviting presidential historians to dinner and urging speechwriters to pen addresses with historical sweep. Now, he’s beginning to prepare for it, starting by embracing a new sponsor: Corporate America. The former Illinois...

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Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran shakes Jim Brady's hand outside the U.S. Supreme Court during a news conference on filing a law brief. Brady was injured when John Hinckley, Jr.  attacked President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

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Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran shakes Jim Brady's hand outside the U.S. Supreme Court during a news conference on filing a law brief. Brady was injured when John Hinckley, Jr. attacked President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

Sarah Brady’s Gun Control Worry: Getting All to ‘Work Together’

One year ago, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, one of the oldest gun-control advocacy groups, began reinventing itself with a focus on public education. It hired a new president, a New York advertising executive with no background in...

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Contractors at a construction site in Lorton, Virginia.

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Contractors at a construction site in Lorton, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 25

That’s the percentage of Americans who say it’s a good time to find a quality job, according to Gallup. That’s the highest share measured by Gallup on that question since March 2008, before a credit crisis took hold that drove...

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