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This lame duck sure can fly

December 21, 2010

Congress seems to work better under deadline pressure (like journalists).

Democrats are racing to cram as much through the post-election lame duck session as possible, before their majority turns into a pumpkin when Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in January.

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Bo braves rabies shots to share Obama Hawaii holiday

December 19, 2010

Bo may lead a life of perks and treats at the White House, but the first dog still had to get rabies shots like any other canine visiting Hawaii in order to share the holidays with the president and first family. OBAMA/

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Washington Extra – Whose bipartisanship?

December 17, 2010

The feeling appeared mutual when President Barack Obama shook hands with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell after signing the tax cut bill. It looked like the picture of what Obama called a "bipartisan effort."  OBAMA/TAXES-SIGNS

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Obama moves to bolster national security staff

December 16, 2010

USAOn the same day he unveiled a review of his Afghanistan war strategy, President Barack Obama moved to bolster the White House national security team, which has been short-staffed after a series of changes.

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Washington Extra – Making nice (or not)

December 15, 2010

It was President Obama's day for showing the business community he cares. He invited CEOs to Blair House across the street from the White House to discuss ideas for creating jobs and revving up the economy.

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Seneca Nation has message for Obama on taxes

December 14, 2010

Robert Porter, president of the Seneca Nation tribe of Native Americans in western New York state, has a message for President Obama.

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Washington Extra – Question of Constitution

December 13, 2010

Constitutional or unconstitutional? That is the question the U.S. Supreme Court eventually may get to decide on President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.

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Obama spared bedroom banishment by signing hungry kids law

December 13, 2010

President Barack Obama escaped banishment from the marital bedroom by signing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 on Monday, and delivering on an issue that his wife has fought hard to advance.

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White House podium turns time machine for Bill Clinton redux

December 11, 2010

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Bill Clinton took the White House press corps on an unexpected journey back in time on Friday afternoon with an impromptu trip to the briefing room podium, where he held forth for half an hour, obviously loving every minute.

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Information-sharing guru becomes chief leak plugger

December 2, 2010

The U.S. government's man in charge of efforts to plug future WikiLeaks-style mega-dumps of government secrets is a veteran intelligence officer who previously spent years trying to figure out how government agencies could more widely share sensitive information.