Some things even Washington dysfunction can't touch, like the sight of a new day dawning near the Washington monument.
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September 27, 2013 A political journalist tells congressional Republicans to pull the trigger on a government shutdown and debt default... Speaker Boehner's attempt to placate his House GOP caucus' hardliners fails ... Someone goes cute and furry to sell Obamacare.
The New York Times' alternate site.
August 28, 2013 The Times appears to be the target of another hacking by the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-Assad group. But the news organization has created an alternate site where its stories can be seen.
The scene earlier this year at a home construction site in Phoenix.
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August 23, 2013 The housing sector has been a bright spot for the economy. But a drop in sales of new homes last month has some economists thinking that higher mortgage rates might be sapping some of that sector's momentum.
August 8, 2013 After it was announced that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post, there was renewed speculation about the Times. But the newspaper's publisher and chairman has rejected such talk.
The New York Times' front page on Tuesday.
August 6, 2013 The purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos has renewed speculation that the Times might also soon go on the auction block. Could New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg be a potential buyer?
A student of the Barack Obama elementary school in Hempstead, N.Y. walks past a board displaying student essays on the president during the official name changing ceremony in 2009.
July 12, 2013 Also: Embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen to star in a comic book; Nathaniel Rich on noir lit; a profile of a literary fraudster.
July 7, 2013 After resigning as governor of New York five years ago amid a prostitution scandal, Eliot Spitzer is returning to politics to run for the city's office of comptroller, he told the New York Times.
Scottish novelist Iain Banks wrote science fiction under the name Iain M. Banks, and mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks.
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July 5, 2013 Also: Harry Potter's Diagon Alley is now walkable, sort of, in Google Streetview; Jane Smiley on Alice Munro's retirement; a "review" of America.
January 31, 2013 Western news outlets that have been reporting on alleged corruption among China's leadership appear to be targeted. The Times says it has been under attack for four months.
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December 31, 2012 Reporter Chris Buckley is forced to leave China when his journalist visa is not extended. The case is seen as a sign of an increasingly hard-line stance toward the foreign media.
March 20, 2012 The news outlet says 10 articles and free access to its home page "strikes a better balance between visiting and subscribing."
February 15, 2012 The poll, released Tuesday, found President Obama's approval rating had bounced back up to 50 percent from 47 percent in January. Not a huge improvement but in presidential politics, getting to at least 50 percent approval is key for an incumbent seeking re-election. The recovering economy gets much of the credit for his rising approval rates.
October 19, 2011 President Obama is either raising money from the financial sector like a man with many friends and supporters in that field despite his attempts to regulate it. Or, he is losing the money race to Mitt Romney, that veteran of the private-equity world, because of his administration's efforts to clamp down on Wall Street with new regulations.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in March 2011.
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September 12, 2011 Krugman wrote that "the memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned" by President George W. Bush and others. Rumsfeld, Bush's Defense secretary, is angry.
July 5, 2011 American officials tell the Times that they have intelligence indicating that the ISI wanted to silence Syed Saleem Shahzad and other journalists who worked to expose corruption and ties to terrorist within the Pakistani military.
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