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Bush: Pressure best response to combat terror

Posted: 12/08/2008 - President George W. Bush says the United States will continue to face the threat of terror and the best response is to "keep the pressure on constantly."

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AP Interview: Marines will shift to Afghanistan

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The top U.S. Marine general says there is a growing consensus among defense leaders to send a substantial contingent of Marines to Afghanistan, probably beginning next spring, while dramatically reducing their deployments to western Iraq.

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Franken retracts hundreds more ballot challenges

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Democrat Al Franken is pulling back another 425 of the ballots he challenged in the Minnesota Senate recount, bringing the total he's retracted to more than 1,000.

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White House says auto deal `very likely'

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The White House and congressional Democrats are said to be close to a deal on emergency aid for automakers taht would create a presidentially appointed "car czar" to oversee a broad restructuring of the industry.

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Ill. gov says state won't do business with bank

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has ordered all state agencies to stop doing business with Bank of America to pressure the bank into helping protesting workers at a shuttered Chicago plant.

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State government bracing for budget cuts

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Kentucky government agencies are bracing for possible budget cuts as Gov. Steve Beshear crafts a proposal to deal with a $456 million budget shortfall.

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Sources: Caroline Kennedy interested in Senate

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Democratic officials say Caroline Kennedy has spoken to New York Gov. David Paterson about the Senate seat that will come open when Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of state.

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Senator Corker pans money for Chrysler if it's for sale

Posted: 12/04/2008 - A U.S. senator says the government shouldn't lend money to Chrysler LLC because it would just be funding the automaker so it can stay in business until its private owners can sell it.

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SEC head: gov't rescue plan needs 'exit strategy'

Posted: 12/04/2008 - The top U.S. securities regulator says the government must start to build an "exit strategy" that includes taxpayer protections for its massive financial rescue plan.

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LBJ Library releases last of recordings

Posted: 12/04/2008 - The LBJ Library in Austin has released the final batch of recordings of private telephone conversations by former President Lyndon Johnson.

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National Mall will be open for Obama inauguration

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Barack Obama's inaugural committee says, in a change from tradition, the entire length of the National Mall will be open to the public during his inauguration.

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Kashkari: Rescue fund needs flexibility, firepower

Posted: 12/04/2008 - The head of the government's financial system rescue effort says it is critical that the program maintain adequate resources and flexibility to deal with unexpected challenges.

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Bernanke: more action needed to cut foreclosures

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is calling on the government to ramp up efforts to stem home foreclosures that are feeding into the country's deep economic troubles.

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