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Daily Archives: February 27, 2013

A statue of Duke Kahanamoku stands along Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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A statue of Duke Kahanamoku stands along Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Ticket to Hawaii: Talking Points for Convincing Your Board to Send You

What better place to host a conference than Hawaii, right? Sun, golf, swimming. The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems thinks so, too. It’s hosting its annual confab at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu in May and expects...

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, presents his budget plan at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Feb. 26, 2013.

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Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, presents his budget plan at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Feb. 26, 2013.

Christie on Obama’s Budget Cutting: ‘Feels Like He Should Get His Way’

Could it be? Could Chris Christie and Barack Obama’s new-found friendship be on the rocks? A day after conservatives spurned the Republican governor of New Jersey as a speaker for their annual gathering, he placed the blame for the looming...

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks at a press conference on the Official English Act in 2012.

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Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks at a press conference on the Official English Act in 2012.

Latham’s Decision to Avoid Senate Bid May Clear Path for King

Republican Rep. Tom Latham told supporters in Iowa today that he doesn’t intend to run for a Senate seat there in 2014, clearing a path for a potential bid by fellow Republican Rep. Steve King. Latham and King had been...

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President Barack Obama walks to the White House, with just three days until the $85 billion in reductions for this year are scheduled to start.

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President Barack Obama walks to the White House, with just three days until the $85 billion in reductions for this year are scheduled to start.

Polls Backing Obama on Sequestration

Two surveys out today show Americans siding with President Barack Obama over congressional Republicans on how best to address the automatic spending cuts due to take effect March 1. A Washington Post/ABC News poll taken Feb. 20-24 showed 67 percent disapproving...

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was presented the Department of Defense's highest award for public service at the Pentagon on Feb. 14, 2013.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was presented the Department of Defense's highest award for public service at the Pentagon on Feb. 14, 2013.

2016 ‘Ready for Hillary:’ First Hire

Is this the first campaign staff of 2016? Ready for Hillary, the super-political action committee pushing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, announced its first hire today. Seth Bringman, a veteran of Clinton’s unsuccessful...

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Jeb Bush, former Florida governor. Photography by William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

Jeb Bush, former Florida governor. Photography by William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

Jeb Bush on Medicaid: ‘Trouble Back Home’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, visiting the Texas legislature, said that sharing his thoughts on Medicaid expansion might raise some hackles back home. It also might cause him trouble at Tenet Healthcare Corp., whose Chief Executive Officer Trevor Fetter told...

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Washington Daybook: Rosa Parks

President Obama will unveil in the Capitol a likeness of Rosa Parks, whose challenge of Alabama segregation laws epitomized the civil rights movement. Across the street, at the Supreme Court, the debate over the rights of minorities continues, as Shelby...

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