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    December 18, 2011

    Last US troops leave Iraq; war ends

    The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief.

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    December 17, 2011

    Obama wants tax cut extended for entire year

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, rebuffed by Congress on a yearlong extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut, said Saturday that it would be “inexcusable'” for lawmakers not to lengthen the short-term deal when they return from their holiday break. The bill, passed by the Senate shortly before the president spoke briefly at the […]

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    December 17, 2011

    Obama welcomes home troops from Iraq

    The withdrawal ends a war in which nearly 4,500 Americans were killed, about 32,000 were wounded and hundreds of billions of dollars were spent.

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    December 15, 2011

    Optimism growing on deal to avoid federal shutdown

    Senate leaders of both parties expressed optimism Thursday that agreement was near on extending this year's payroll tax cut, renewing unemployment benefits and averting a federal shutdown.

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    October 12, 2011

    Cain vows to add staff, campaign more aggressively

      CONCORD, N.H. — Seizing modest momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, businessman Herman Cain promised to invest in additional staff and campaign more aggressively in New Hampshire and Iowa. “We have run this very lean by design. We are now going to ramp up,” he told reporters near the New Hampshire […]

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