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February 2013


Repetition of 'They Deserve A Vote' Wasn't in Obama's Prepared Remarks

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President Barack Obama went off-the-cuff in more than 20 places throughout his approximately 7,000 word State of the Union speech Tuesday night. And each time, it seemed the president was motivated to do so by a certain point he wanted to hammer home.

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State of the Union
Presidential speech transcripts
President
Obama, Barack

Uncle Sam Misreported Millions of Dollars in Spending on Disaster Assistance, Section 8 Housing, and Alternative Medicine

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New data show government agencies misreported millions of dollars they spent in 2011 on disaster assistance, Section 8 housing, and research into alternative medicine, among other programs.

The research, conducted by open government advocacy group the Sunlight Foundation, shows that more than two ...

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federal budget
Department of Homeland Security
debt
deficit and national debt
alternative medicine