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The Next Big Congressional Battles: A Timeline

bloomberg.com — Last week was particularly good for Speaker John Boehner. The Ohio Republican and his leadership team were able to navigate a series of difficult budget votes while also locking in a large bipartisan majority to address a previously intractable annual headache (major Medicare payment cuts to doctors.)

Meet the Gaffe Warriors of the Democratic Party

bloomberg.com — In a warehouse-like second-floor office about 15 miles away from where Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was lighting up the crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a group of political operatives monitored the speech on their computers. Then, in response to a question from an audience member, Walker delivered the kind of sentence they'd been waiting for.

Does John Boehner Know What ‘Rambunctious’ Means?

A Quarter of the U.S. May Soon Live Where Weed is Legal

bloomberg.com — It's been a good couple of years for advocates for legalizing marijuana. Washington and Colorado took the historic step of legalizing the substance in 2012. Alaska and Oregon followed in 2014. Public opinion in support of legalization even tipped over the 50 percent line. So what's next?

How Senate's `Stupid' Derivatives Rule Emerged, Survives

bloomberg.com — Of all the new rules for Wall Street being considered by Congress, few have the potential impact of a derivatives plan that emerged from nowhere and, to the surprise of its authors, has so far survived the debate. The provision in the U.S. Senate's regulatory overhaul bill would require Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Obama's Message to Big Business: The Economy is Doing Just Fine

bloomberg.com — Talk to lobbyists and business executives who deal with the Obama administration and they'll tell you about a constant, if quiet, refrain coming out of the White House over the past year or so: you may not like all of our policies, but at least we're not crazy like the other guys.

Hagel Resigns as Defense Chief Amid Tensions with White House

bloomberg.com — Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over strategy and the rise of new security challenges to the country. President Barack Obama called the 68-year-old Hagel a steady hand at the Defense Department during a time of change, with the U.S.

Obama Calls Hagel ‘Exemplary’ as Defense Chief to Step Down

bloomberg.com — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over policy and how it's presented to the public. President Barack Obama called Hagel a steady hand at the Defense Department as the U.S.

Chuck Hagel to step down as US defence secretary

livemint.com — Chuck Hagel, 68, a former Republican senator from Nebraska, is leaving the administration under mutual agreement after a series of meetings in the past few weeks, said a defence official. Photo: AFP Washington: US defence secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over policy and how it's presented to the public, officials said.

Hagel to Step Down as Defense Secretary, White House Aide Says

bloomberg.com — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post, an administration official confirmed. The departure of Hagel was first reported by the New York Times, which said President Barack Obama would make an announcement later today.
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