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December 2008


Uncle Sam's Bike-to-Work Allowance

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

Remember that big $700 billion bailout package that Congress passed? There were all sorts goodies tucked inside, including one for bicyclists. Yes, bicyclists. It's called the Bicycle Commuter Act and goes into effect January 1. While employers can already dole ...

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The Army's Very Own Tom Clancy

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

Remember our Whisper about the anonymous member of the Army brass who is penning books and being compared to Tom Clancy? Today, we reveal his name: Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata, pen name A.J. Tata, former deputy commanding general of the 10th Mountain Division in ...

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Happy Holidays From Washington Whispers

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

Happy Holidays from your Whispers crew of Paul Bedard, Nikki Schwab,Morgan Felchner, and Margi Mannix. It was a busy year, but next year looks to be even busier. Look for our brand-new Web page in early January and more of the Capitol Bobbles!

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Obama's Favorite: Barack Forest Tea

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers.

If daughters Sasha and Malia are anything like their dad, they'll be happy to know that Honest Tea, Barack Obama's fave beverage, is available at their new school, Washington's Sidwell Friends. "Sidwell is the only school I know of that has an Honest Tea vending ...

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Obama, Barack

President-Elect Obama's Cabinet Picks Begin Selling Themselves to Senate

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

Several of President-elect Barack Obama's cabinet nominees begin their trek to Capitol Hill today to launch their personal sales pitches to the Senate. Democratic aides said that two arrived today, one tomorrow, and two others are being scheduled. The meet and ...

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Napolitano, Janet
Orszag, Peter
Geithner, Tim
Clinton, Hillary
Holder, Eric
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Obama, Barack