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2011 in review: Washington's politics

Dec 26, 2011
Two words: Congressional gridlock.
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The origin of "kick the can"

Dec 19, 2011
It's been said Congress is "kicking the can" in the debate over the payroll tax. But where exactly did that phrase come from and why has it become a metaphor for political dysfunction?
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Deadlines loom for Congress

Dec 14, 2011
The House and the Senate face a number of decisions before they can head off for the holidays. Is another government shutdown possible?
Posted In: Congress, payroll tax, Keystone pipeline, unemployment benefits
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Congressional aides get stupid on Twitter, get fired

Dec 9, 2011
How to use social media to wreck your career
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Cybersecurity bill clears House committee

Dec 2, 2011
Get this: congress can compromise!
Posted In: House, Congress, security, aclu
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Congressional gridlock could be good

Nov 29, 2011
If Congress doesn't do much this year, lets automatic cuts of $1.2 trillion kick in and the Bush tax cuts expire, that cuts $5 trillion from the deficit within a decade.
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U.S. debt downgrade possible, but it won't be a surprise

Nov 18, 2011
We speak to David Kelly of JP Morgan Funds about what he thinks the possible outcome of the super committee stand-off could be.
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SOPA gets a hearing

Nov 14, 2011
The controversial Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA will be the sole subject of a House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. SOPA is the House version of the Senate’s Protect IP act which got strangled by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) who echoed the views of many in the tech industry that the measure gave law enforcement far too much power in shutting down websites that are suspected of trafficking in unlicensed content...
Posted In: piracy, Congress, Stop Online Piracy Act, SOPA
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Regulation tries to catch up with cloud computing technology. All together now: "Good luck, regulation!"

Sep 20, 2011
Politico's Tony Romm reports on efforts in Congress to figure out which laws apply and which new laws need to be created to keep up with the push...
Posted In: cloud, cloud computing, Congress

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