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Source: Feds Interviewed Burris About Blagojevich

Posted: 02/22/2009 - Federal authorities interviewed U.S. Sen. Roland Burris on Saturday as they continued their corruption investigation of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Clinton Urges China To Keep Buying Treasury Bonds

Posted: 02/22/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wants China to continue investing in the United States because the two countries' financial futures are closely tied together.

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Official: Obama Wants To Halve Budget Deficit

Posted: 02/22/2009 - Barack Obama wants to cut the federal deficit in half by the end of his first term, mostly by scaling back Iraq war spending, raising taxes on the wealthiest and streamlining government, an administration official said Saturday as the president worked to finalize his first budget request.

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EEEK! Mice Take Over Courthouse

Posted: 02/21/2009 - There are so many mice in a Florida courthouse some staffers say they check their handbags for rodent stowaways before leaving the building each day.

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Official: Pentagon Report Says Gitmo Is Humane

Posted: 02/21/2009 - The Pentagon says the Guantanamo Bay prison meets the standard for humane treatment laid out in the Geneva Conventions, according to a report for President Barack Obama, who has ordered the terrorist detention center closed within a year.

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Obama Nixes Plan To Tax Motorists On Mileage

Posted: 02/21/2009 - President Barack Obama on Friday rejected his transportation secretary's suggestion that the administration consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive instead of how much gasoline they buy.

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Former President Bush, Laura Bush Move To Dallas Home

Updated: 02/21/2009 - Their 1959 ranch-style brick home sits at the top of a quiet cul-de-sac in a wealthy Dallas neighborhood. It has about 8,500 square feet, four bedrooms, four and a-half bathrooms and a wet bar. Local property records indicate the home is worth about $2.1 million.

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Socks The Cat Dies

Updated: 02/20/2009 - Socks, the White House cat during the Clinton administration, has died. He was about 18.

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Russia The Silent Presence At NATO Talks

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Russia is conspicuously absent from a gathering of NATO defense chiefs, but Moscow's agenda and its relations with neighbors and the United States were at the center of much of the discussion here.

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Burris' Support In Black Community Begins To Waver

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A group of black ministers who supported U.S. Sen. Roland Burris as he fought to get his job now plan to ask for his resignation following revelations that he tried to raise money for the disgraced governor who appointed him, one of the ministers told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Frenetic Clinton Hits Asia Running

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Dashing through a kaleidoscopic tour of the far East in her first outing as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton is back in full campaign mode.

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Obama Treads Lightly In Meeting With Canada's PM

Posted: 02/20/2009 - President Barack Obama courted warmer relations with America's snowy northern neighbor Thursday, declining to ask war-weary Canada to do more in Afghanistan, promising he won't allow a protectionist creep into U.S. trade policy and talking reassuringly around thorny energy issues.

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NY Post Apologizes To Some Over Monkey Cartoon

Updated: 02/20/2009 - After two days of protests, the New York Post apologized Thursday for a cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police.

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Burr Says Solving Housing Crisis Key To Financial Woes

Updated: 02/19/2009 - U.S. Senator Richard Burr says turning America's economy around centers on attacking the housing crisis head on by stopping foreclosures, making low interest mortgage loans available and giving cash incentives to home buyers.

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C-SPAN Bus Rolls Through Eastern Carolina

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Imagine a 45 foot bus completely outfitted with the big screen TVs, the internet and the capabilities to broadcast live from anywhere in the country.

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Alaska Says Palin Owes Thousands In Back Taxes

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Gov. Sarah Palin must pay back taxes on nearly $18,000 in expenses she charged the state for living in her home outside Anchorage instead of at the state capital, officials said.

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Roland Burris Feels The Heat As Questions Swirl

Posted: 02/19/2009 - U.S. Sen. Roland Burris is pleading with ordinary Illinoisans to stop a "rush to judgment" amid growing fury over the new senator's shifting accounts of how he came to be appointed to the Senate.

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GOP Poised To Leap On Spending Abuses In Stimulus

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Republicans are preparing to pounce on any wasteful spending in the $787 billion stimulus package as they refocus their criticisms of a measure whose success could hurt their 2010 election prospects.

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Democrats Strike Different Tone On Katrina

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The economic stimulus signed by President Barack Obama will spread billions of dollars across the country to spruce up aging roads and bridges. But there's not a dime specifically dedicated to fixing leftover damage from Hurricane Katrina.

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