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April 2012


Beltway Insiders Buzz in on Jeopardy

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They may know politics, but how will they handle history? The periodic table? Shakespeare's plays?

Fifteen political figures, journalists, and media personalities will face off on Jeopardy! as the game show of answers and questions tapes a special "Power Players Week" in Washington. It's only the ...

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GSA Heads Slammed During Congressional Hearing

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As if there wasn't enough outrage at the more than $840,000 the General Services Administration forked over for an circus-like conference. Ohio Rep. Michael Turner pointed out Monday during a House Oversight Committee hearing that many of the trinkets guests walked away from the Las Vegas ...

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"Dogs Against Romney" Upset Again

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Mitt Romney looks to be in the doghouse again with animal rights advocates.

Dogs Against Romney, a grassroots organization formed after founder Scott Crider discovered Romney once strapped the family Irish Setter, Seamus, to the roof of a station wagon for 12 hours, says the GOP front-runner can't ...

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Romney, Mitt

Clinton Likes 'Texts from Hillary' Tumblr

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasn't about to miss out on all of the "Texts from Hillary" hoopla. Clinton submitted her own post Tuesday after meeting with the site's creators Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe. 

The State Department confirmed to Whispers that the Clinton submission is no hoax.

"The ...

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Clinton, Hillary

Politify Helps Voters See How Elections Affect Their Wallets

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The 2012 election is expected to be about the economy, but let's face it, a good portion of the electorate doesn't hold an economics degree. It also doesn't help that presidential candidates' complicated budget proposals eventually devolve into neat little sound bites.

In an attempt to capitalize on ...

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2012 presidential election
Gingrich, Newt
Romney, Mitt
Obama, Barack
Paul, Ron
Santorum, Rick