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Bush says Citigroup deal needed to protect system

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – President Bush argued Monday that the government's dramatic rescue of Citigroup was necessary to "safeguard the financial system" and help the economy recover, and he said there could be more such moves if other institutions need help.

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Obama wants economic rescue approved 'right away'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - CHICAGO – With the economy in crisis, President-elect Barack Obama urged the new Congress to pass a quick economic stimulus bill, pledged help for the troubled auto industry and blessed the Bush administration's bailout of the financial industry.

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Obama Names Econ Team, Sees 'Historic' Crisis

Updated: 11/24/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama tapped New York Federal Reserve President Tim Geithner as his treasury secretary on Monday, turning to a veteran of financial crises at home and overseas.

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Obama economic plan aims for 2.5M new jobs by 2011

Updated: 11/22/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would create 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars.

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Mukasey: "Clean Bill of Health"

Updated: 11/22/2008 - The Attorney General was back at work after he fainted during a Thursday night speech.

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3 in Running for House Minority Leader

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Three Democrats are in the running for House minority leader to replace Dennis McKinney, who has been named state treasurer. They are Jim Ward of Wichita, Paul Davis of Lawrence, and Bill Feuerborn of Garnett.

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Minnesota recount resumes, Franken makes gains

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) – Vote recounting resumes Thursday in Minnesota in the battle for Norm Coleman's US Senate seat. The recount kicked off yesterday and could extend into next month.

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DC transit system expects inaugural crowds

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – The Washington area's transit system is warning that passengers should expect packed railcars and buses and extraordinarily long lines on Inauguration Day.

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Gates seen more likely to stay as Pentagon chief

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – What Robert Gates once called "inconceivable to me" — his remaining as defense secretary beyond Inauguration Day — is looking a bit more conceivable to the rest of Washington.

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Report: Records search on Joe the Plumber improper

Updated: 01/14/2010 - TOLEDO, Ohio – Ohio's government watchdog says an agency director improperly used state computers to find personal information on the man who became known as "Joe the Plumber" during the presidential campaign.

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Early, absentee voting pushed Obama to win in Fla.

Updated: 01/14/2010 - MIAMI – More Floridians voted for John McCain than Barack Obama on Election Day, but the Democrat sealed his victory in the state by winning more early and absentee votes.

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Paulson: crisis happens once or twice in 100 years

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called the financial crisis now plaguing the world economy a "once or twice" in a 100 years event, even as he warned Thursday against imposing too-strict regulations to prevent a repeat calamity.

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Waxman topples Dingell for key panel chair

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Rep. Henry Waxman — a liberal ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi — has wrested the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee from veteran Rep. John Dingell when the new Congress convenes in January.

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Bush daughters give tour to Obamas

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) — Jenna and Barbara Bush, the president's daughters, personally toured Barack Obama's daughters around the White House Tuesday, a White House spokeswoman said.

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Dems want automakers to show bailout spending plan

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The auto industry has until December 2 to fashion a plan that will provide a path to "accountability and viability," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

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UAW to Congress: Get a deal done

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Autoworkers union calls on government to give aid to GM, Ford and Chrysler before Congress adjourns.

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Beau Biden ships out to Iraq

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) – Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s eldest son Beau left his training base in Texas on Wednesday, bound for a year-long tour of duty in Iraq with his Delaware National Guard unit.

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Bipartisan group works to revive auto bailout

Updated: 11/20/2008 - WASHINGTON – Aides to a bipartisan group of auto-state senators say they have reached a compromise to speed emergency loans to Detroit's Big Three car makers.

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Sources: Pritzker, Napolitano being vetted for Cabinet

Updated: 11/20/2008 - (CNN) -- Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano is President-elect Barack Obama's top choice for homeland security secretary, according to multiple Democratic sources close to the transition.

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