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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act.

Bonus Buster Becomes Law

Senior federal employees risk losing bonuses if their agencies fail to meet government goals of awarding 23 percent of eligible contract funds to small businesses. The bonus-busting measure is part of the defense bill signed into law today by President...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner outside his office at the Capitol on Dec. 7, 2012.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner outside his office at the Capitol on Dec. 7, 2012.

Boehner’s Opening: Tax Carve-Out for Small Business Owners?

Written with Mark Silva House Speaker John Boehner and fellow Republicans have maintained from the start that their opposition to tax increases on people earning more than $250,000 involves the impact this could have on small-business owners. The data show...

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Delegates watch campaign videos of presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the chairman of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Reince Priebus gaveled the convention to order at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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Delegates watch campaign videos of presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the chairman of the Republican National Convention (RNC) Reince Priebus gaveled the convention to order at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Small Business 101: Buddy Brew

Small business is booming at the Republican National Convention. That’s Dave and Susan Ward’s Buddy Brew, to be specific. Their homegrown Tampa beanery has claimed perhaps the best seat in the Tampa Convention Center adjoining the RNC’s convention arena as...

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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton in Los Angeles.

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Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton in Los Angeles.

Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, Harry Reid’s Thinking About You

This may have been the Senate’s version of a squirrels-on-water-skis video. Majority Leader Harry Reid tossed in the names of a few reality-TV celebrities when making a point on the Senate floor about the wealthy paying taxes. “Congressional Republicans want...

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