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Happy Hour: Prattling While Rome Burns

7:00 PM, Jun 30, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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"Senate confirms Petraeus as next CIA director with 94-0 vote"

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"Under the new Wisconsin budget repair, one school district goes from a $400,000 deficit to a $1.5 million surplus."

"Sen. Thune says the best way to meet President Obama is to 'set up a tee time'"

James Poulos: "Prattling While Rome Burns"

"McConnell puts balanced budget amendment in motion, some say it’s not enough"

"Anthony Weiner's wife is taking time off from her senior job with the State Department -- as well as time off from the randy former representative, The Post has learned."

"'I think Colbert is trying to dramatize problems in the campaign finance world in the way that he dramatizes other things,' said longtime campaign finance reform advocate Fred Wertheimer, a longtime advocate for stricter campaign finance rules who is president of Democracy 21. 'But nevertheless, the proposals here would potentially open gaping disclosure loopholes in the campaign finance laws.'"

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