Wed February 6, 2013
Around the Nation

Conn. Congressman Wants Correction To 'Lincoln'

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 8:51 am



Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

The movie "Lincoln" has many fans in Washington. It's reassuring, since the film's politicians shaving the truth and bending the law are doing it for a higher purpose. But Connecticut Joe Courtney is not happy. The film shows Connecticut lawmakers voting to uphold slavery. Courtney looked it up. He found his state's real-life lawmakers voted to abolish slavery in 1865. So he's asking director Steven Spielberg for a correction.

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Tue February 5, 2013

Colorado’s Space Economy Ready For Blast Off

A MAVEN propulsion tank prior to installation into a spacecraft at Lockheed Martin in Denver
Lockheed Martin NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Colorado’s Congressional Delegation is praising a new Brookings Institution report highlighting the state’s growing ‘space economy.’

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Tue February 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Calls For Small Package Of Cuts, Tax Changes To Head Off 'Sequester'

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 5:02 am

President Obama at the White House on Tuesday.
Kevin Lamarque Reuters /Landov

(We updated the top of this post at 1:30 p.m. ET.)

Looking to head off deep, automatic spending cuts set to kick in on March 1, President Obama on Tuesday afternoon said that to avoid the negative economic effects that come with "political disfunction," Congress should move quickly to pass "a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms" that won't hurt the economy.

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Mon February 4, 2013


Mon February 4, 2013
It's All Politics

Romney 2013? Tagg Weighs Massachusetts Senate Bid

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 12:58 pm

Republican Tagg Romney reportedly is considering a bid for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in the June 25 special election.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

The Boston Herald caused a bit of a stir Monday, reporting that Mitt Romney's eldest son, Tagg, is considering a bid for the Massachusetts Senate seat long held by new Secretary of State John Kerry.

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