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Bush back in Washington to unveil First 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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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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