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Henry Waxman shouts into wind on climate change

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It’s another beautiful December day in Washington. And Rep. Henry Waxman, ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has sent his 21st letter requesting a hearing on climate change, this time on a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers that says we are on our way to a four degree centigrade world, and possibly six, instead [...] [Read More]

Van Hollen: Boehner stringing out ‘fiscal cliff’ talks because of GOP politics

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, said Speaker of the House John Boehner might have to bring a plan to the table that could pass without majority support from the Republican caucus, but he expressed concern as to whether Boehner would make such a move before the official vote for Speaker on Jan. 3 [Read More]

Dianne Feinstein torture report may conflict with Bin Laden movie

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Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will hold a a committee vote Thursday on a comprehensive report on U.S. torture (“enhanced interrogation techniques”) since 9/11, but anti-torture advocates said its findings could be swamped by a hot new movie that glorifies torture. Zero Dark Thirty, set for release Dec. 19 in New York and [...] [Read More]

Poll: Public demands deal — but opposes almost every deficit-reduction option

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Wonder why we can’t get a deficit-reduction deal? Well, look in the mirror. A new McClatchy-Marist Poll highlights the dilemma of the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Seventy-one percent of Americans, the poll finds, say it’s important that Congress and the White House reach a deal to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax hikes triggered at the [...] [Read More]

Asked about 2016, Cuomo doesn’t back Clinton

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, one of two New Yorkers mentioned as a Democratic presidential hopeful in 2016, offered nice words but declined to endorse Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if she made another White House run. “It’s a long way away,” Cuomo said during a radio interview on WGDJ-AM in Albany this morning. “We just elected [...] [Read More]

Christmas comes to the White House

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Anyone visiting Washington, D.C. is welcomed to enjoy the National Christmas Tree that now proudly stands in the Ellipse south of the White House, but only special few will get to tour the White House while its decorated for the holiday season. [Read More]

The Obamas kick off the holiday season at the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Last night, President Barack Obama and his family attended the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. [Read More]

MSNBC takes a straight razor to David Axelrod, literally

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MSNBC takes a straight razor to David Axelrod in the name of charity. One of the wonkiest ‘staches in American politics is no more as the high-profile Democratic consultant rid himself of his signature look on live television. Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were able to help rustle up a million bucks [...] [Read More]
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