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By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, spokesmen for four ex-presidents and throngs of reporters said farewell on Wednesday to the scruffy White House briefing room, scheduled for demolition after 35 years of spin and jousting.
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some call it theater, some call it theater of the absurd. The White House daily news briefing is a time-honored tradition but several former press secretaries say it is in need of fine-tuning.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).