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Supporters Look at All Avenues to Move Spectrum Bill

Now that it’s clear there will be no super-committee deal to attach spectrum legislation to, supporters are looking for alternative avenues to move the legislation by the end of the year. Just about any bill with a chance to pass Congress will likely do.

“Supporters will look for any moving vehicle to stick it on,” said Veronica O’Connell, vice president of congressional affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association. 

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 10:40pm

Study: Retail Clinics Gaining in Popularity

More and more Americans are using retail clinics to take care of minor health needs, probably because they are quicker and more convenient than going to a doctor or emergency room, researchers reported on Tuesday.

Offering their findings in the American Journal of Managed Care, the researchers said that use of retail medical clinics by adults insured by Aetna increased tenfold between 2007 and 2009.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

The White House Gets a Little Bit Country -- PICTURES

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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

Occupy the Highway Comes to D.C.

If traveling to Washington from New York for Thanksgiving week sounds like a nightmare, try doing it on foot.

A group of 22 Occupy Wall Street supporters arrive in the district on Tuesday after two weeks of walking along the highway from New York City. The group’s name, of course, is Occupy the Highway. They will meet up with other protesters this afternoon for a press conference in McPherson Square followed by a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

Obama in New Hampshire: Focus Moves to Payroll Tax

Struggling to speak over heckler's from the Occupy movement who crowded an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, President Obama called attention to a problem he says will hurt average Americans should Congress fail to act.

"I'll listen to you if you listen to me," Obama told the crowd gathered at Central High School. The message was directed to Repulbicans in Washington who could block the extension of the pay roll tax cut Obama proposed in the American Jobs Act.

In New Hampshire, Obama simplified the outcome of a block.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 3:40pm

PICTURES: Photo of the Day

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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 2:40pm

President Obama Heckled in New Hampshire -- VIDEO

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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 2:40pm

Federal Employees Temporarily Spared From Cuts By Super Committee Failure

Federal pay and benefits are being spared in the short term as a result of the super committee's failure to produce a deficit reduction plan.

The 12 lawmakers on the joint select congressional panel failed to broker a deal to cut federal spending. "After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee's deadline," said a statement from committee co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 2:40pm

Report: Tauzin Pulled in $11.6 Million in Final Year at PhRMA

Billy Tauzin made more than $11.5 million in his final year as CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, CEO Update reported Tuesday. That's the second highest figure CEO Update has recorded for an association CEO since it began tracking salaries in 2004.

Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 2:40pm

Trying Again: Former Representatives Seeking a Second Chance

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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 2:40pm