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Disgruntled Dem Wants Geithner, Summers Sacked

Peter DeFazio says White House betrayed Main St. for Wall St.

(Newser) - Rep. Peter DeFazio wants Barack Obama to fire the Larry Summers and “Timmy Geithner” for being Wall Street lap dogs, and says there’s a “growing consensus” in the Progressive Caucus that agrees with him. Summers and Geithner oppose a Progressive proposal to use unspent TARP funds to...

Shots Fired At Oregon Rep's Office

FBI seek gunman who attacked fed courthouse

(Newser) - Oregon police are on high alert after shots were fired at the US district courthouse in Eugene over Wednesday night. Three of the four shots hit the windows of Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio's office, although FBI investigators say they're not sure if his office was the intended target. No one...

8 Years On, Critics Call Airport Security 'Theater'

Critics see cockeyed focus on 'pointy objects,' none on real threats

(Newser) - Billions of dollars in spending since 9/11 has given airport security officers plenty of ways to catch terrorists—but are critics right in calling it "security theater"? Take the “millimeter wave whole body imager,” which pinpoint “anomalies” on your person: Sure, it will spot a...

Obama Tactics Straight Out of Arm-Twist Chicago: Rove

President's push for budget support not looking much like 'new politics'

(Newser) - President Obama's consolidation of power is looking more like old-fashioned Chicago politics than the "new politics" promised, Karl Rove writes in the Wall Street Journal. The president has mobilized outside groups and the remnants of the campaign machine to target lawmakers skeptical about his spending plans, initially going...

Congressional Run-Ins With TSA Continue

(Newser) - It’s not quite a David Vitter, but Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio had his own run-in with airport security this week, the Washington Post reports. DeFazio, one of the architects of the Transportation Security Administration, had to endure what he thought was an unnecessary search. But when he told the...

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