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Taxpayer Dollars Spent on Official Government Portraits
David Kerley, Jennifer Abbey, and Betsy Klein contributed to this report: Long before cameras were invented, our founding fathers kept their images alive with painted portraits. Paintings of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson are part of American history. But what began as
Former Commerce Secretary Will Not Be Charged in Car Accidents
Former Commerce Secretary John Bryson will not face criminal charges for his string of bizarre car accidents last month that ultimately led to his resignation following health concerns. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office declined to file a case today, noting that Bryson had suffered...
Romney's Immigrant Story, A Good Day for Fleeting Expletives, Biden's Bedside and Scott Brown's Royalty (PM Note)
It Was a Good Day for Broadcasters, Fleeting Curse-Word Users and the Partially Nude on TV - More on SCOTUS and FCC from Ariane de Vogue – http://abcn.ws/Knle0y Cher is a 4 Letter Word, But Nicole Richie Is Just “A Person” – http://abcn.ws/MNF19v Today pretty...
Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns After Medical Leave
Less than two weeks after taking a medical leave of absence following a seizure and a string of bizarre car accidents, Commerce Secretary John Bryson is resigning. In a letter to his staff this morning, Bryson said he was stepping down to “prevent distractions” from...
Monica Chavez Found Not Guilty in Car Crash That Killed Family of 5, Caused by Possible Seizure
A Colorado woman who suffered an apparent seizure right before getting into a car crash that killed a family of five was found not guilty of negligent homicide. Monica Chavez was driving more than 100 miles per hour with her two kids in Feb. 2011. She apparently had a seizure when she entered an
Woman Blames Fatal Crash on Seizures
Prosecutors argue Colorado woman was warned not to drive because of condition.
Colorado Woman Kills Family of 5: Were Seizures to Blame?
Jurors will begin deciding this morning whether a Colorado woman ignored the medical advice of doctors not to operate a vehicle when she plowed her SUV into a pickup truck, killing a family of five. Prosecutors say Monica Chavez, driving more than 100 miles per hour with her two kids, apparently
Obama's Cursed Commerce Secretaries
Penny Pritzker The woman rumored to be President Obama's first pick for the job back in 2008 didn't even make it to an official job offer before vacating the post. Pritzker, a businesswoman and heir to the Hyatt hotel business, pulled her own name out of the running in late November 2008. Pritzker
Raising Democratic Hopes In Arizona? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: DESERT DUEL: An emotionally-charged special election to fill the seat of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could either provide a psychological boost for Democrats after a spate of bad news or it could become one more sign that...