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Perdue Completes Cabinet Picks

Posted: 01/06/2009 - North Carolina Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue has wrapped up her Cabinet picks by choosing a former deputy secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to lead the agency.

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Lawsuit Last Option For Coleman In Minn. Recount

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The morning after the Nov. 4 election, Norm Coleman stood before TV cameras, declared victory in Minnesota's U.S. Senate election and said that if he were opponent Al Franken he'd "step aside."

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Economic Crisis, Obama Response Face New Congress

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The Democratic-dominated Congress convenes Tuesday to confront perhaps the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and to grapple with a hugely ambitious agenda set by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Burris Making Personal Bid To Join The New Senate

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Although he calls himself a senator, Roland Burris has found little support among fellow Democrats in his effort to take the Senate seat to which embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed him.

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Obama Says His Plan With Tax Cuts To Get Quick OK

Posted: 01/06/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama plunged into rare pre-inaugural crisis talks with congressional leaders Monday, declaring the national economy was "bad and getting worse" and embracing tax cuts now expected to reach $300 billion.

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Obama: Country Needs Economic Stimulus Plan

Posted: 01/03/2009 - In the face of a massive economic crisis and just two and a-half weeks away from moving into the White House, President-elect Barack Obama is urging congressional leaders to move quickly on a recovery plan.

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Perdue Makes First Cabinet Picks

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Beverly Perdue named her first cabinet choices today, those that will lead the new governor's law enforcement and justice agencies.

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Obama To Meet With Lawmakers, Former Presidents

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Back from his Hawaiian holiday, President-elect Barack Obama is set to meet with congressional leaders next week to discuss his economic stimulus plan.

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Senator Claiborne Pell Of Rhode Island Dead At 90.

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Claiborne Pell who represented Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate for 36 years and was the force behind a grant program that has helped tens of millions of Americans attend college has died.

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Former Illinois Attorney General Named To Obama Senate Seat

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has defied U.S. Senate leaders and his own state's lawmakers by appointing former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to replace President-elect Barack Obama in the U.S. Senate.

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Festivus Pole On Display In Illinois State Capitol

Posted: 12/27/2008 - Inside the Illinois Capitol, not far from the Nativity scene and the atheists' display, is the handle from Michael Tennehouse's pool skimmer. It's now being used for a loftier purpose -- as a Festivus pole.

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Blagojevich Says He's Fighting For People Of Illinois

Posted: 12/27/2008 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Friday that if what he's done as Illinois governor is an impeachable offense, he's living on the "wrong planet" and is in the "wrong place."

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Impeachment Panel Awaiting Word From Prosecutor

Posted: 12/23/2008 - Lawmakers studying impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich heard Monday from a political watchdog who said she sees strong links between campaign contributions to him and contracts awarded to work for the state.

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Biden To Oversee Efforts Aimed At Middle Class

Posted: 12/21/2008 - Vice President-elect Joe Biden will oversee a task force that will make recommendations on how to build the ranks of the middle class, that ambiguously defined segment of society in which most Americans identify themselves.

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