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Kid Prez Takes the Stage for White House April Fool's Joke

Robbie Novak, who plays "Kid President" in a series of popular YouTube videos approached the podium and said, "It looks like you were expecting somebody else."
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Secret Service Shake-Up: First Female Agent Promoted to Director

Secret Service Shake-Up: First Female Agent Promoted to Director
Pierson, who most recently served as the agency's chief of staff, will take over from Mark Sullivan, who announced his retirement last month. The agency faced intense criticism during Sullivan's tenure for a prostitution scandal during preparations for Obama's trip to Cartagena, Colombia, last year.
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Petraeus Admits to 'Slipping My Moorings' in First Public Speech Post-Resignation

Petraeus Admits to 'Slipping My Moorings' in First Public Speech Post-Resignation
A prepared text of his speech, obtained by the New York Times, indicates Petraeus will apologize for the affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
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Sequester Here to Stay: Senate Locks in Cuts, Averts Government Shutdown

Sequester Here to Stay: Senate Locks in Cuts, Averts Government Shutdown
The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits — and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away.
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White House Honors 14 Female Veterans for Leadership in Various Fields

White House Honors 14 Female Veterans for Leadership in Various Fields
On Tuesday, March 19, the White House will honor 14 women veterans as Champions of Change. After honorably serving their country, these individuals went on to provide exemplary leadership in many areas at the local, state, regional, or national level.
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Rick Perry's Painfully Awkward Speech at CPAC

Rick Perry's Painfully Awkward Speech at CPAC
What's interesting about watching Perry is trying to figure out how he thinks he's coming across. This is a guy most widely known for a loud and deadly brain fart on national television in the midst of one of American history's worst presidential campaigns.
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Koch Brothers Eye the Tribune Company and 23 Television Stations

Koch Brothers Eye the Tribune Company and 23 Television Stations
The Koch Brothers are rumored to have interest in the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. Other Tribune assets the brothers have expressed interest in owning are 23 television stations and a national cable network WGN America.
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Mitch McConnell in 1988: 'The Democrats Are Always Crying Because They Can't Make the Deficit an Issue'

Mitch McConnell in 1988: 'The Democrats Are Always Crying Because They Can't Make the Deficit an Issue'
These days, it seems all Republicans can talk about is the growing deficit. But back when Ronald Reagan was president, I guess it didn't seem that important. At least to Mitch McConnell, anyway.
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Obama Adviser Gene Sperling Claims Obama Has a ‘Strong Record’ of Prosecuting Wall Street

Obama Adviser Gene Sperling Claims Obama Has a ‘Strong Record’ of Prosecuting Wall Street
During a Reddit question and answer session, top Obama economic adviser Gene Sperling responded to a question from one user about how a “free market economy” can “exist when big actors cheat, break laws, and only get fined.
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Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare

Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare
Here's a pop quiz for Congress: If you cut food assistance for needy families by $333 million, and allow corporations to dodge $183 billion in federal taxes in the same year, how much did you end up reducing the deficit?
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