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December 2010


Former NFL Players to Tackle Kilimanjaro

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Offensive linemen Ken Huff and Joe DeLamielleure used to square off on the gridiron. Now, the former Washington Redskin and former Buffalo Bill, respectively, have a new challenge: climbing Africa’s highest peak with a group of veterans to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Foundation. The hike ...

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National Zoo Debuts Lion Cub Litter

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Washingtonians got their first look at a new litter of seven lion cubs at the National Zoo this week, after their handlers decided that they were ready for prime time. Born late this summer at the zoo, they have been gradually adapting to life in the public eye. The cubs have received all their ...

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5 Luckiest Politicians of 2010

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In a year when Lady Luck seemed to desert the nation's most prominent political leaders, a few found the pot of gold under the rainbow, some in big fashion. Overall, Republicans were the luckiest considering how pundits like James Carville greeted President Obama's election with predictions that ...

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Congress
Murkowski, Lisa
Reid, Harry
Republican Party
2010 Congressional elections
Brown, Scott
Democratic Party
Palin, Sarah

CIA’s Panetta Brings March Madness to Langley

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March Madness came early to Langley as the CIA constructed a temporary basketball court in its cafeteria to raise money and awareness for the government’s charity-focused Combined Federal Campaign. Director Leon Panetta sank the first shot last week in the 3-on-3 tournament—from just inside the ...

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10 Reasons Obama Should Be Re-elected

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Despite his political troubles and poor approval ratings, President Obama continues to be an odds-on favorite to win re-election less than two years before the 2012 election. But should he be re-elected? We put that question to our Whispers insiders who seemed to struggle with an answer. Democrats

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Congress
2012 presidential election
Democratic Party
health care reform
Republican Party
unemployment
national security terrorism and the military

GOP Rep. Pence Is Part Reagan, Part Kennedy

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You’re about to start hearing a lot about a conservative Republican Indiana congressman, Rep. Mike Pence. That’s because the Hoosier, considered a shoo-in to win the GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2012, is weighing a challenge to outgoing Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and about 10 others in the ...

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Obama, Barack
Reagan, Ronald
Kennedy, Ted
Kennedy, John
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Pence, Mike

10 Senate Democrats Targeted for Defeat in 2012

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Republicans aren't just satisfied with taking control of the House and scaring President Obama so much that he has caved into them on taxes. Now they have their eyes on taking charge of the U.S. Senate in the 2012 elections and have already printed wanted posters for their top 10 targets. [See a ...

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Congress
2012 presidential election
Democratic Party
Republican Party
health care reform
Conrad, Kent
Manchin, Joe
Reid, Harry
Kohl, Herb
McCaskill, Claire
Feingold, Russ
Brown, Sherrod
Webb, Jim
Casey, Bob
LeMieux, George
Nelson, Bill
Nelson, Ben
unemployment
Tester, Jon

Al Qaeda Magazine Disses Obama

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Al Qaeda’s magazine—yes, they have an English version called Inspire—takes on President Obama and a CNN anchor in the latest issue. On a page of American press clippings, ominously decorated with a 9-mm Glock pistol, Obama is quoted talking about destroying the terrorists in Yemen. Inspire answers:

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al-Qaida
Obama, Barack

Fred Barnes Wants Conservatives to Infiltrate Left Wing Media

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The right isn't satisfied with knocking Rep. Nancy Pelosi out of the House speaker's chair and telling President Obama that they're taking away his checkbook. Now some of the most prominent conservatives in the media are calling for parity with the mainstream press corps, the group that famously ...

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Bush, George H.W.
Clinton, Bill
Pelosi, Nancy
Fox News
media
Obama, Barack
Palin, Sarah
tea party
Republican Party

Pelosi, Waxman Used as Symbols of Failure

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Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, has a plan to shock his team into realizing how not to manage their agenda when the new, and more Republican, Congress starts work next year.

"I thought of hanging up in the Republican cloakroom photographs of Nancy Pelosi and

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Pelosi, Nancy
Waxman, Henry
Congress
Republican Party
Democratic Party
2012 presidential election
deficit and national debt
2010 Congressional elections

New GOP Members Praise Boehner's Style

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New members will account for about one-third of all House Republicans, and incoming Speaker John Boehner is bending over backwards to make them feel wanted.

"He's been waiting for a group like us," says Oklahoma Rep.-elect James Lankford. "This gives him the help to reform things." Illinois ...

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Republican Party
Boehner, John
Lankford, James
social security
Medicare
Medicaid
Twitter
Congress
deficit and national debt