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Daily Archives: February 20, 2013


Mitt Romney speaks next wit his sons during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

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Mitt Romney speaks next wit his sons during the regional Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on October 4, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

Romney’s Return (To a Public Stage)

Mitt Romney is finally ready to speak again — in public. The American Conservative Union announced today that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in mid-March outside Washington, D.C. “The thousands gathered at...

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An attendee visits the Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in this file photo.

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An attendee visits the Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in this file photo.

Companies Donate Early to Dueling Political Parties

With Democrats leading the Senate and Republicans controlling the House of Representatives, it’s a good time for companies to nurture bipartisan alliances by making early campaign contributions to both parties. Following are some of the companies that made donations through...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, listens during a news conference following a vote at the Capitol in this file photo.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, listens during a news conference following a vote at the Capitol in this file photo.

Budgetary Blame Game: Crossfire

The blame game is in overdrive. House Democrats, complaining that Congress is in recess just nine days before $85 billion of automatic spending cuts are set to take place, say they will convene an ad hoc hearing tomorrow to dramatize...

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

Hillary Clinton’s $200,000-Plus Talking Points: Major League Speaker

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made $186,000 a year. As a former secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady and generally a “Friend of Bill” involved in her husband’s foundation work, she will make more than $200,000...

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Same-sex couples emerge from the Manhattan City Clerk's office with their marriage licenses in New York.

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Same-sex couples emerge from the Manhattan City Clerk's office with their marriage licenses in New York.

Gay Marriage TV Ad: Odd Bedfellows

Gay-marriage backers today began a $1 million national television and print advertising campaign that features big-name Republicans and Democrats exhibiting a rare bit of simpatico. President Barack Obama, former First Lady Laura Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney and former...

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Sen. Mike Johanns speaks with reporters after announcing that he will not seek re-election in 2014, explaining he wants a "quieter time" to focus on his family following a busy political career.

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Sen. Mike Johanns speaks with reporters after announcing that he will not seek re-election in 2014, explaining he wants a "quieter time" to focus on his family following a busy political career.

Johanns Joins List of Rare One-Term-And-Out Senators

Nebraska Republican Mike Johanns is a rare breed: an elected senator who’s voluntarily leaving after one term or less in a position of political strength and without seeking some other political office. Johanns, who announced his retirement Feb. 18, is...

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

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Hillary Clinton, U.S. secretary of state, arrives to a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing chaired by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat from Massachusetts, left, in Washington, in this May 23, 2012 file photo.

Clinton v. Christie: Garden-State Thriller

What do you get when you cross high personal approval ratings for the retired Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with record approval ratings for the very-active New Jersey Governor Chris Christie? A serious matchup for 2016 — at least in...

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Members of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Guard of Honor during a media tour in Beijing, China, in this file photo.

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Members of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Guard of Honor during a media tour in Beijing, China, in this file photo.

Washington Daybook: Secrets, Heroes

Attorney General Eric Holder will discuss the Obama administration’s efforts to mitigate theft of U.S. trade secrets. China’s army may be behind a computer-hacking group that has attacked at least 141 companies worldwide since 2006, according to a report by...

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Tiger Woods walks to the practice range before playing a practice round for the Match Play Championship golf tournament, on Feb. 19, 2013, in Marana, Ariz.

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Tiger Woods walks to the practice range before playing a practice round for the Match Play Championship golf tournament, on Feb. 19, 2013, in Marana, Ariz.

Woods: Obama’s Game Needs Work — A Project for the Next Four Years

Tiger Woods had some kind words for at least part of President Barack Obama’s golf game. Woods, who partnered with the president at the Floridian National club in Palm City over the weekend,  reports that their team won (and split...

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