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Boehner Lobs Supply Side Shell In Fiscal Trench War With Obama

The latest rhetorical artillery shell to be launched in the trench warfare between Washington Keynesians and supply-siders landed Thursday in the form of House Speaker John Boehner's speech to the Economic Club of Washington.
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Still Flirting With A Run, Palin Confronts Deadlines And 'Smears'

As Sarah Palin keeps the GOP guessing on her White House intentions, she faces challenging filing deadlines and dismissed allegations in a new book as "disgusting lies."
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Perry Donor's Radioactive Waste Site Deal Scrutinized

In his career as governor of Texas, Rick Perry has raised about half his campaign cash from just 204 big donors. One of them, Harold Simmons, has given Perry roughly $3 million of support. And in recent years, Simmons' company has gotten a license to operate a radioactive waste site, despite environmental concerns.
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Bioethicist Offers Bachmann A Challenge

Michele Norris speaks with Dr. Steve H. Miles of Center of Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. He's offered to pay $1,000 if the medical records of the person Republican Presidential Hopeful Michele Bachmann says became mentally retarded after receiving the HVP vaccine are reviewed by a medical professional.
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How One Senator Can Stall A Widely Supported Bill

Following a work stoppage at airports across the country last month, there almost emerged a rare consensus in Washington, D.C., that the spectacle of laying off workers in a bad economy would not be repeated. "Almost" emerged because Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn is holding up the bill that extends funding to the Federal Aviation Administration for four months. He objects to money for bike paths and similar projects in an attached transportation bill.
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Boehner Offers Response To Obama's Jobs Speech

House Speaker John Boehner ruled out tax increases and hammered at government regulations in his first lengthy response to President Obama's jobs speech last week.
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V.P. Boehner? Not If He Has To Go To Funerals, The Speaker Jokes

"It's hard enough for me to go to funerals of people I know, much less don't know," says the House speaker, who's known for his habit of tearing up.

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