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Daily Archives: January 25, 2013

Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, arrives at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey, arrives at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Super-Booker to the Twitter Rescue: ‘Cha-Cha Comes in from the Cold’

This time it was cold, not fire, threatening a Newark damsel in distress. Still, Mayor Cory Booker knew just what to do: He swept her off her four furry feet, placed her in a police cruiser and ordered the heat...

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President Barack Obama meets with Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough, right, and speechwriter Ben Rhodes on Air Force One in this June 4, 2009 file photo on route to Cairo, Egypt.

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President Barack Obama meets with Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough, right, and speechwriter Ben Rhodes on Air Force One in this June 4, 2009 file photo on route to Cairo, Egypt.

Obama’s New Chief of Staff Today — That and More Moves

First came Rahm Emanuel. Then Bill Daley. Lastly Jack Lew. The Chicago crew and the seasoned Washington hand who served as President Barack Obama’s chiefs of staff for his first term have yielded to another creature of Capitol Hill, Denis...

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Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner arrives at the Capitol for meeting with congressional leaders on Nov. 29, 2012.

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Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner arrives at the Capitol for meeting with congressional leaders on Nov. 29, 2012.

Geithner: Republicans Cede Debt Lever

This is Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s last day at work, and he is leaving with an exit interview snared by Politico in which the veteran warrior of the fiscal cliff wars suggests Republicans have ceded the debt ceiling as a...

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Ellen DeGeneres poses for a portrait during the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A.

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Ellen DeGeneres poses for a portrait during the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A.

Obama’s BDay Greet for DeGeneres

Beyonce wasn’t the only one lip-syncing at the inauguration this week. Ellen DeGeneres’ producers were taking some liberties of their own. The Ellen DeGeneres Show worked over the video of President Barack Obama’s inaugural address to render a birthday greeting to...

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Shantrese Davis, from New Orleans, Louisiana, on the National Mall during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Shantrese Davis, from New Orleans, Louisiana, on the National Mall during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 76

That’s the percentage-point gap between the Democratic and Republican approval ratings of President Barack Obama last year, according to Gallup. Obama’s average approval rating in 2012 was 86 percent among Democrats and 10 percent among Republicans. The 76-point gap ties...

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