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Bush Asserts Declining Teen Drug Use; Reports Vary

Posted: 12/11/2008 - President George W. Bush claims a national decline in teen drug use during his tenure, but enormous challenges remain in convincing young people about the dangers of marijuana and other illicit substances.

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Browner: Strong Environmental Resume

Posted: 12/11/2008 - It hit Carol Browner in the final weeks of the Clinton administration: She had been head of the Environmental Protection Agency for eight years, nearly a quarter of the agency's existence, far longer than any other administrator.

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Murky Future For Auto Rescue Amid GOP Opposition

Posted: 12/11/2008 - A House-passed bill to speed $14 billion in loans to Detroit's automakers stands on shaky ground in a bailout-weary Congress, undermined by Republican opposition that could derail the emergency aid in the Senate.

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Are Blagojevich Tapes Enough Evidence To Convict?

Posted: 12/11/2008 - The wiretaps portray what prosecutors call blatant corruption: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich scheming to barter Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat for a Cabinet post, an ambassadorship or high-paying jobs for himself and his wife.

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Gates: More Brigades To Afghanistan By Summer

Posted: 12/11/2008 - The Pentagon is moving to get three of the four combat brigades requested by commanders into Afghanistan by summer, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday as he traveled here to meet with military leaders.

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Jackson Jr. Denies Wrongdoing In Ill. Gov Scandal

Posted: 12/11/2008 - Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. said Wednesday he openly sought appointment to Barack Obama's Senate seat but denied offering favors in return to Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and said he was not involved "whatsoever in any wrongdoing."

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Illinois Governor Ignores Obama's Call To Resign

Posted: 12/11/2008 - His career in shreds, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich clung defiantly to power Wednesday, ignoring a call to step down from President-elect Barack Obama and a warning that Senate Democrats will not let him appoint a new senator from the state.

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The "Nanny" Eyes U.S. Senate Seat

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The star of "The Nanny" wants to go from playing nasally New Yawkers to succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate.

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Illinois Governor Arrested On Federal Charges

Updated: 12/09/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been arrested on corruption charges stemming from the selection of the successor to President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

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Congress, White House Nears Deal On Auto Bailout

Posted: 12/09/2008 - A federal "car czar" would oversee a government-run restructuring of U.S. auto companies in return for a $15 billion bailout of the beleaguered industry under an emerging deal between the White House and Congress.

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Obama Seeks Peace Between New, Traditional Backers

Posted: 12/09/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is refereeing a struggle between liberal activists, who want to help their candidate score rapid wins in Washington, and party traditionalists who would turn his powerful grass-roots organization over to the Democratic National Committee.

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Perdue In Greenville Monday

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The governor-elect will be at Pitt County Memorial Hospital to talk about rural development.

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Obama: Economy To Get Worse Before It Improves

Posted: 12/07/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday the economy will get worse before it gets better, pledged a recovery plan "equal to the task" and warned lawmakers that the days of pork barrel spending are over.

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David Gregory To Host "Meet The Press"

Posted: 12/07/2008 - David Gregory's new job as moderator of "Meet the Press" was made official with an announcement that he will take over starting next week.

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With Time Short, Congress Tries To Seal Auto Deal

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Racing to seal a deal with the White House, Democratic congressional leaders dispatched aides Saturday to draft an emergency $15 billion aid package to pull Detroit's Big Three automakers from the brink of collapse.

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AP IMPACT: Donors, Lobbyists Help Obama Get Ready

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Faced with hiring a new administration, President-elect Barack Obama is learning how hard it is to keep his promise to avoid aides who have been entangled with the capital's lobbying scene.

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Obama Campaign Mulls What To Do With $30M Surplus

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Democrats carrying significant campaign debt after winning a string of House and Senate races are grumbling about President-elect Barack Obama's financial reserves, saying the party's leader is sitting on a pile of cash while Democratic leaders are broke.

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