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Shoppers take a nap at the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall during Black Friday shopping.

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Shoppers take a nap at the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall during Black Friday shopping.

Washington Daybook: Going Public

President Barack Obama takes his plan to avert the “fiscal cliff” to the public today, speaking after a tour of a toy factory in Hatsfield, Pennsylvania. Obama is expected to emphasize his call for an extension of George W. Bush-era...

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner is seen on a monitor showing a countdown timer in this 2011 file photo.

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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner is seen on a monitor showing a countdown timer in this 2011 file photo.

Obama’s Tax Plan Tuned to His Base

There’s something to be said for getting in front of an issue. There’s as much to be said about playing to one’s base. President Barack Obama has done both today. In calling on Congress to act as swiftly as possible...

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Supporters with President Barack Obama in Sandusky, Ohio.

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Supporters with President Barack Obama in Sandusky, Ohio.

Obama: Extend Middle-Class Tax Cut

Updated at 7:05 am EDT As the “fiscal cliff” approaches at year’s end, President Barack Obama and surrogates plan a coordinated campaign to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for American families earning less than $250,0oo a year. The push for...

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