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The biggest activity in Washington between now and Thanksgiving is the focus on the so-called “super committee,” those 12 Democrats and Republicans charged with reducing the deficit by $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. Lobbyists,...
Steven Miles and Arthur Caplan are my new heroes. They should be yours, too - if you hold the radical opinion that facts matter. Dr. Miles, a University of Minnesota bioethicist, offered $1,000 to a charity if Michele Bachmann can prove a link she...
Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander caused a ripple on Capitol Hill last week by announcing he will drop out of his party's Senate leadership to pursue a more independent course, which would seem to be a break from the GOP's my-way-or-the-highway...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Grasping for a deal on the nation's debt, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders remained divided Sunday over the size and the components of a plan to reduce long term deficits. Noting the need to work out an agreement...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 official in the Senate, said this morning that he was optimistic about ongoing negotiations toward a deal on raising the debt ceiling. "I have a much more positive feeling than I did 24 hours...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The special panel's goal is lofty: concoct a deal both parties will embrace to slash federal deficits by a mammoth $1.5 trillion or more over the next decade. Yet from the moment House and Senate leaders appoint the 12 members...
Richard Carmona, who served as U.S. surgeon general in George W. Bush's administration, announced Thursday that he will run as a Democrat for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat. Carmona, who turns 62 this month, said in a statement that Washington is broken...
Washington BureauThe co-chairs of the congressional "super committee" seemed doubtful the panel would reach a deficit-reduction accord by Monday's deadline, each blaming the other party's unwillingness to budge on the contentious issues of taxes and entitlement spending....
Web Reporter(Reuters) - Republicans walked out of budget talks on Thursday, setting up a showdown between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over how to extend U.S. borrowing and avoid a looming debt default. Vice President Joe Biden and a handful...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to...
Nation NowRussell Pearce's defeat in an Arizona recall election was a result of many factors, not only a push back against conservative politics, experts say....
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