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Storm destroys historic tree at U.S. Capitol

As if environmentalists hadn't already suffered enough on Capitol Hill this summer, now comes this symbolic setback: Sunday's violent thunderstorms in Washington ripped across the Capitol grounds and destroyed an 84-year-old white pine tree dedicated to the founder of Arbor Day.

By Paul Kane  |  July 26, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Capitol Briefing , Climate Change , Issues  
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Snow doesn't dampen Mass. election fervor

The worse the weather, the larger the question of voter motivation looms over the race for a successor to Ted Kennedy in the United States Senate. Democrats are trying to motivate a base of loyal voters alerted--relying by polls and the 11th hour visit of President Obama on Sunday--to the possible loss of what was widely regarded a safe seat for state attorney general Martha Coakley. The campaign of Republican candidate Scott Brown, a state senator, is reaching out to voters from traditional phone banks, but also aiming to marshal enthusiasm through the internet and social networking.

By Karl Vick  |  January 19, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , Battlegrounds , Capitol Briefing , Election Day , Health Care , Issues , Northeast / Mid-Atlantic  
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Health reform looms in Mass. Senate race

Groups opposed to health-care reform have plunged into the battle for Ted Kennedy's former Senate seat, launching an attack on Democratic candidate Martha Coakley for accepting last-minute donations from insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyists.

By By Dan Eggen  |  January 13, 2010; 6:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Barack Obama , Capitol Briefing , Democratic Party , Health Care , Health Care , Issues  
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Biden Acknowledges Administration 'Misread' The Economy

Vice President Biden acknowledged today that the administration underestimated the depth of the economic recession months ago as it prepared a recovery package that is only now beginning to take effect.

By Patricia E. Gaston  |  July 5, 2009; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
Categories:  Economy , Issues  
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Palin Denies Denying Human Role in Global Warming

Palin say she hasn't denied humans' role in global warming, despite previous remarks.

By Web Politics Editor  |  September 12, 2008; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (360)
Categories:  Issues , Sarah Palin  
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A Clash of Seismic Proportions

Obama and McCain clash over the war in Iraq at VFW forum highlights conflict to come.

By Web Politics Editor  |  August 19, 2008; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (232)
Categories:  B_Blog , Barack Obama , Dan Balz's Take , Issues , John McCain , National Security  
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