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  • ** FILE ** Craig Huey, the tea-party-backed Republican candidate in a special election for a U.S. House seat, talks with staff at Creative Direct Marketing Group in Torrance, Calif., in May 2011. (AP Photo/The Daily Breeze, Steve McCrank)

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  • ** FILE ** Former Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat, resigned to become president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. (Associated Press)

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    Longtime Democratic Rep. Jane Harman plans to resign from the House to become the next president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat, is the chief sponsor of two bills aimed at cracking down on overclassification and pseudo-classification within government agencies.

    House moves to cut back secrecy

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  • "The label is wearing off. It's an old dress for my old grandma body," says Rep. Jane Harman, California Democrat, who told The Washington Times she is fond of rocking the same John Galliano body-hugging number she bought at Saks Jandel some 20 years ago.

    Power elite to tone down glitz →

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