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Bush back in Washington to unveil Frist portrait

Tap-tap-tap went George W. Bush's feet under his chair in the Old Senate Chamber Wednesday as he waited through a speech by his longtime friend, heart surgeon and... Read more »

March 2, 2011

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GOP wins first budget skirmish, bigger fight looms

Republicans won an early round Wednesday in their fight to shrink the government, pushing $4 billion in spending cuts through Congress in a bill that puts off the... Read more »

March 2, 2011

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Senate sends Obama stopgap GOP spending bill

The Senate on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a Republican-drafted stopgap funding bill that trims $4 billion from the budget, completing hastily processed... Read more »

March 2, 2011

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Senate Dems agree to GOP bill to cut spending

The Republican-controlled House was poised Tuesday to pass legislation cutting federal spending by $4 billion and averting a government shutdown for two weeks. Read more »

March 1, 2011

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US Sen. John Thune won't run against Obama in 2012

U.S. Sen. John Thune says he decided not to run for president next year after concluding he'd have a difficult time fundraising and that President Barack Obama would... Read more »

Feb. 22, 2011

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Obama: Talks on entitlements 'have already begun'

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that difficult debates on how to address the costs of Social Security and Medicare are "starting now," even though his 2012... Read more »

Feb. 16, 2011

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