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For the past year, left-leaning Tribune columnist Eric Zorn has regularly been trading views on the presidential race with writers from the other side of the political spectrum, looking for trends, points of agreement and areas of divergence. For the last...
The Hartford CourantThere's good news and bad news for Connecticut in the Pentagon's spending strategy for the next several years, and that reflects what's happening in the state's economy overall. The bad news is that defense spending in the state will decline by about 10...
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he was planning this even before the recent scandals in the top ranks of the Pentagon and CIA, but he's ordered the military to double down on ethics training for its senior officers. In a memo to Gen. Martin Dempsey,...
The Hartford CourantWhen David Petraeus' admirers refer to him as one of the nation's most distinguished and venerable military leaders, why do I get the sense that what they really mean is that he'd never be dishonorable enough to lie to a man? Because it's clear that...
"Second terms are hard work," a veteran of the Bill Clinton White House told me Tuesday. "It's a good idea to get some fresh blood in there." But so far, President Obama seems more inclined to simply shuffle the chairs as he reshapes his Cabinet for...
The spiraling scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has apparently ensnared another powerful general, as authorities announced that Gen. John Allen is under investigation for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to Jill Kelley, a...
The Hartford CourantOn foreign policy, President Barack Obama effectively posted a sign on the White House lawn last summer that said: Come back after Election Day. Now, the moment has arrived and the world's problems are lining up for Obama's attention. To manage the...
Seven U.S. Navy SEALs have been reprimanded for giving up classified information connected to their work so a video game could seem more realistic, according to a Navy official. The seven were charged with the unauthorized showing of their official...
WASHINGTON -- Back when he was being "severely conservative," Mitt Romney suggested that responsibility for disaster relief should be taken from the big, bad federal government and given to the states, or perhaps even privatized. Hurricane Sandy would...
Tags: Republican Party, Primaries, Politics, Hurricanes, Medicaid
A Tobacco Free For Life class begins Monday, Oct. 29. The class meets twice per week from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays, at Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave, and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Western Maryland Hospital Center,...
— It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are suffering an internal split that President Barack Obama is successfully exploiting to neuter the Republican House. It is not true, however, that the Republican split is philosophical and...
It's a safe bet that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney — the one who described himself as "severely conservative." In their first debate in Denver, Romney outflanked the president by assuming the role of Moderate Mitt, a sweet-tempered...
Tags: Osama bin Laden, Republican Party, Politics, Barack Obama, Iran
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