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President Taft crashes Labor Department's centennial bash

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Labor
The centennial celebration at the Labor Department's annual Honor Awards event should have been a glitzy affair this year, but the sequester and furloughs got in the way. Gone were the lavish flower arrangements, the red carpet, cash awards of up to $10,000, fancy trophies and glossy programs. Instead, in a bow to sequestration and in an effort to commemorate the department's creation in 1913,...