Sorry mess: Presidential apologies and pardons
Much ink has flowed over the recent apologies from President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and General John Allen, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, following the burning of copies of the Koran and their careless disposal. An apology may have been justified. A national mea culpa was not.
Any real budget work may come after election
The good news of President Obama's proposed 2013 budget: It increases spending only 0.2 percent. The bad news: There is no reform for long-term fiscal problems like Medicare.
Time's right to close gov't data loophole
It's generally recognized that knowledge is power. That's why some knowledge deserves equal treatment.
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CBO projecting deficit of $1.1 trillion for fiscal '12
The Congressional Budget Office recently released its 10-year budget projection and economic outlook for the U.S. and guess what: We still need to work on the whole spending versus revenue thing.
Is it bluff or Israel's way of preparing the world?
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Romney's on the move; eyes are on S. Carolina
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Freedom of seas critical to global commerce
A U.S. aircraft carrier passed through the Straits of Hormuz inbound to the Persian Gulf recently operating in international waters.
Support grows banning cell phone while driving
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Relax, everyone: it's still to early to go negative
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