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April 2009


Americans Want More Freedom With DVDs

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Americans are weighing in on a court case pitting Hollywood execs against Real Networks, which wants to sell an inexpensive package to let consumers copy DVDs to their hard drives. The National Consumers League just gave us a new survey that finds some 90 percent ...

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movies

Getting Drunk at the White House?

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By Amanda Ruggeri, Washington Whispers

The first trip to a White House social event can be pretty unnerving. But that's not why there's an open bar at the events, says Jackie Kennedy's social secretary, Letitia Baldrige. In an interview, the manners queen warns visitors to the Obama White House to ...

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Harry Reid: The Killers Are "Hot"

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid isn't a big media guy. "I don't listen to talk radio; I don't look at the blogs; I don't watch cable TV," he brags. But he does like his iPod. We previously reported he is a fan of Wilco, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash,

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Reid, Harry

G-20, Budget Help Raise Obama's Rating

Pollster John Zogby joins the Washington Whispers team to regularly update our new Obamameter. Each week, Zogby will size up Barack Obama on a specific issue, his popularity, or job performance and, based on his polling results and expert analysis, come up with a rating of between 1 and 100. In ...

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Zogby, John

Autoworkers Union Backs Cash For Clunkers

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Congress, President Obama, and now the UAW are backing legislation to give Americans cash to turn their old clunkers in for new Made in America cars. "Properly constructed, this type of program could stimulate auto sales and boost production and jobs for American ...

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UAW

The EPA Gears Up for a Fight With Bedbugs

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

The Environmental Protection Agency has been busily preparing for a two-day meeting scheduled for the middle of the month on the topic of bedbugs. Yes, you read that right, bedbugs. It's become quite the issue. "It's been a growing problem and it's been a growing ...

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EPA

McCain's Dig on the Federal Bureaucracy

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

We already knew Sen. John McCain was a big sports fan—he's even taken the time to twitter about his beloved NFL team, the Arizona Cardinals, and his tanking March Madness men's basketball bracket. But the Republican senator and former presidential candidate is ...

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McCain, John

Keeping Biden's Pup, Champ, Happy

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Vice President Joe Biden has stepped out as the administration's voice for the regular guy. So it shouldn't be surprising that his new pup, Champ, is following in his master's shoe steps. We hear the German shepherd is a hit with guests and the best friend of the ...

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Biden, Joe

Top 10 Places to Eat With D.C. Big Shots

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

Twenty-six years of covering official Washington has given me a special look at just where the high and mighty, the powerful people, and Hollywood visitors wanting to make a mark in politics like to sip their soup and cocktails. So, starting today, we're going to ...

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Washington, D.C.