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Cheney Claims Power To Decide His Public Records

Posted: 12/19/2008 - Dick Cheney's lawyers are asserting that the vice president alone has the authority to determine which records, if any, from his tenure will be handed over to the National Archives when he leaves office in January.

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Report Raps Ex-White House Pair On Iraq Claims

Posted: 12/19/2008 - Former White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales misled Congress when he claimed the CIA in 2002 approved information that ended up in the 2003 State of the Union speech about Iraq's alleged effort to buy uranium for its nuclear weapons program, a House Democrat said Thursday.

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Kennedy Makes The Rounds For Senate Seat

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Caroline Kennedy is meeting with politicians around New York state to show she's serious about assuming Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.

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Time Names Obama 'Person of the Year'

Posted: 12/19/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has won another contest: He's been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2008.

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Obama Renews Pledge Of Diversity

Posted: 12/16/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama says he still plans to lead an administration that's diverse not just ethnically, but also politically.

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Official: Shoe-Thrower In Iraqi Military Custody

Posted: 12/16/2008 - The journalist who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush was handed over to the Iraqi military, an Iraqi official said, as hundreds took to the streets Tuesday for a second day demanding his release.

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White House Assures Automakers Help Is On The Way

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Detroit automakers, teetering on the brink of collapse, are receiving strong signals from the White House that short-term help is on the way while a key senator says the relief package could reach $15 billion for GM and Chrysler.

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Prospect Of Impeachment Now Looms Over Blagojevich

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Illinois lawmakers were unanimous on how they should handle disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich — potential impeachment. And the embattled Democrat signaled he isn't going down without a fight.

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Ill. Lawmakers Take First Step To Oust Blagojevich

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Illinois lawmakers took the first step Monday toward removing Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office as the disgraced Democrat hired a bulldog defense attorney known for taking cases to trial.

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NY Governor: Caroline Kennedy Wants Senate Seat

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Caroline Kennedy told New York's governor on Monday that she's interested in the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her the highest-profile candidate to express a desire for the job.

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Sources: Obama Chooses Chicago Schools Chief

Posted: 12/16/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama intends to name a big-city schools chief, Chicago's Arne Duncan, to help fix the country's ailing schools as education secretary, people familiar with the decision said.

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Electoral College Convenes

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Members of the North Carolina electoral college are set to cast their ballots for the next President and Vice President of the United States Monday.

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What Is The "Quote Of The Year"?

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Fred Shapiro, a self-described liberal Democrat, of the Yale Law School has compiled his yearly list. Sarah Palin, Tina Fey and Jesse Jackson made the list. Barack Obama did not.

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Texas Fight Over Illegal Immigrant Border Fence

Posted: 12/14/2008 - A Texas county has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in the latest bid to stop construction of hundreds of miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Bush Makes Fourth Trip To Baghdad

Updated: 12/14/2008 - President George W. Bush on Sunday made a farewell visit to Iraq, a place that defines his presidency, just 37 days before he hands the war off to a successor who has pledged to end it.

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Disgraced Illinois Governor Weighs Legal Options

Updated: 12/14/2008 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer as he weighed his legal options on how to fight the scandal that has left his career in tatters.

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If Obama's Face Is On It, It's Selling

Updated: 12/13/2008 - Everybody's just Obama crazy. It's madness right now," said Johndell McLean, 30, who works at Life on Capitol Hill, a store now full of Obama products, including hot sauce, mints and an Obama bobble-head doll.

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White House Promises Last-Ditch Auto Rescue

Updated: 12/13/2008 - With Congress gridlocked, the Bush administration declared it would step in to prevent the "precipitous collapse" of the U.S. auto industry and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs sure to follow.

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Fundraiser Emerges As Key Event In Illinois Probe

Posted: 12/13/2008 - A fundraiser held by Indian-American businessmen three days before Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges emerged Friday as a potentially key event in the federal investigation into whether he tried to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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Did Obama Team Have Contact With Ill. Governor?

Posted: 12/12/2008 - Barack Obama insists he didn't have any contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or anyone else who might have been scheming to sell the president-elect's U.S. Senate seat. But he has not yet given his transition staff the same clean bill of health — perhaps with good reason.

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Pressure Intensifies For Ill. Governor To Resign

Posted: 12/12/2008 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich kissed his wife, rode in his state SUV to the office and sat down at his desk Thursday in front of a bust of Lincoln and an American flag to portray "a return to normalcy."

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