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Pentagon adapts to a post-9/11 world

Pentagon adapts to a post-9/11 world

The Sept. 11 attacks transformed the Pentagon, ravaging the iconic building itself and setting the stage for two long and costly wars that reordered the way the American military fights.…

Deficit-cutting mania: ‘Doomsday’ to defense budget?

Deficit-cutting mania: ‘Doomsday’ to defense budget?

For the dozen lawmakers given the task of producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened “doomsday” defense cuts hit close to home. The six Republicans and six Democrats represent states where…

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, but does it mean anything?

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, but does it mean anything?

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea party favorite five months before the state’s caucuses…

Appeals court strikes down individual mandate in health care law

Appeals court strikes down individual mandate in health care law

A federal appeals panel’s ruling striking down the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul moves the question of whether Americans can be required to buy health insurance a…

Iowa straw poll provides first test for 2012 wannabes

Iowa straw poll provides first test for 2012 wannabes

After months of laying the groundwork, the first test of the Republican presidential candidates‘ viability is finally here. Saturday’s Iowa Straw Poll marks the first time Republican voters weigh in…

Pawlenty, Bachmann tear into each other in GOP debate

Pawlenty, Bachmann tear into each other in GOP debate

Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test…

As usual, facts get lost in fog of GOP debate

As usual, facts get lost in fog of GOP debate

Michele Bachmann cast her opinion as a settled fact when she told the Republican presidential debate Thursday that a key element of President Barack Obama‘s health care law is unconstitutional.…

Rick Perry could be real threat to Romney

Rick Perry could be real threat to Romney

The biggest rumblings in the Republican presidential campaign are coming from Austin, Texas — 1,000 miles from the leadoff caucus state where front-runner Mitt Romney and seven opponents squared off…

White House photos of returning troop remains shows hypocrisy

White House photos of returning troop remains shows hypocrisy

A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of 30 American troops killed in a…

Partisan panel picks prompt pessimism

Partisan panel picks prompt pessimism

Republicans named a mix of partisans and pragmatists on Wednesday to the new congressional committee charged with striking a debt-cutting compromise. While members of both parties expressed urgency over controlling…