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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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Minn. Senate Recount Likely To Drag Into New Year

Posted: 12/19/2008 - A state board examining disputed ballots in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race is close to wrapping up its decisions on challenges, but a key court ruling has practically guaranteed that the recount drags into the new year.

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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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