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Once again, Obama plays fast and loose with facts

Once again, Obama plays fast and loose with facts

You might say President Barack Obama cut himself some extra margin of error when he claimed 80 percent of Americans want the debt crisis solved with a mix of tax…

Newt’s run for President: A campaign on life support

Newt’s run for President: A campaign on life support

His presidential campaign on life support, Newt Gingrich ran into the county coroner at a recent tea party event in South Carolina. “I’m not here because you’re looking ill or…

Deadlock of inflexible rhetoric

Deadlock of inflexible rhetoric

President Barack Obama and GOP lawmakers, hundreds of billions of dollars short of their goal and seemingly trapped in inflexible bargaining positions, are struggling for agreement on $2 trillion-plus in…

Anatomy of GOP hardliners

Anatomy of GOP hardliners

On the surface, it would seem like an opportune time for Congress to include targeted tax hikes as part of a cost-cutting package to reduce the huge federal deficit. Federal…

Debt limit: Tick, tick, tick…

Debt limit: Tick, tick, tick…

With pressuring continuing to build but no breakthroughs in sight, budget bargaining between President Barack Obama and top lawmakers resumes Monday at the White House, with both sides hoping to…

Baghdad shelled during Panetta visit

Baghdad shelled during Panetta visit

Three rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone on Monday during a visit to the capital by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Iraqi police said. No casualties were reported. The rockets were…

The dangers of crossing a U.S. Senator

The dangers of crossing a U.S. Senator

After Sen. James Inhofe landed his small plane on a closed runway at a rural South Texas airport last October and sent workers on the ground scrambling, the Federal Aviation…

No longer a young society

No longer a young society

America’s cities are beginning to grapple with a fact of life: People are getting old, fast, and they’re doing it in communities designed for the sprightly. To envision how this…

Grim jobs report casts shadow on debt talks

Grim jobs report casts shadow on debt talks

President Barack Obama used a bleak jobs report Friday to prod Congress toward a swift agreement on deficits and the national debt. But the higher unemployment numbers hardened partisan views…

Obama’s double whammy: High debt, low jobs

Obama’s double whammy: High debt, low jobs

Immersed in an intense struggle to cut the national debt, President Barack Obama faces a dilemma that will stay with him even if he succeeds in striking a grand deal…