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Libya a serious test for Obama

Libya a serious test for Obama

A month shy of his election in 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama outlined a doctrine for American military force that included crises in which the United States has a “moral…

Senate may kill both Democratic, GOP budgets

Senate may kill both Democratic, GOP budgets

In a demonstration of official Washington’s often curious logic, the Senate is expected to vote down both a slashing GOP budget bill and a less painful Democratic plan to demonstrate…

Petraeus: It’s going to be a bad summer

Petraeus: It’s going to be a bad summer

The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan says fighting this summer may be worse than last year but some reduction in American forces is still possible in July. Gen.…

Failed marriages a fact of life for female GIs

Failed marriages a fact of life for female GIs

Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey. The breaking point in her first marriage came when her husband deployed to Afghanistan, the last in a…

Budget cuts hurting state mental health services

Budget cuts hurting state mental health services

State budget writers looking for cash to balance the books have stripped a cumulative $1.8 billion from mental health services over the last 2 1/2 years, putting the public at…

American military: Too white, too male

American military: Too white, too male

The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent…

Gas prices controlled by more than just oil

Gas prices controlled by more than just oil

When Jay Ricker, owner of the BP gas station off Interstate 70 in Plainfield, Ind., set the price of unleaded gasoline at $3.44 per gallon on Monday of last week,…

Voter anger growing over government workers’ benefits

Voter anger growing over government workers’ benefits

When Erin McFarlane looks at public workers, she sees lucrative pension benefits she doesn’t ever expect to get. And it makes her mad. “I don’t think that a federal employee…

Budget fights put Daniels in national spotlight

Budget fights put Daniels in national spotlight

Gov. Mitch Daniels has spent years talking about issues that typically make voters’ eyes glaze over: Cutting spending. Balancing budgets. Shrinking government. The priorities haven’t changed much in Daniels’ six…

Gates: U.S. must stay in Afghanistan

Gates: U.S. must stay in Afghanistan

“Obviously it would be a small fraction of the presence that we have today, but I think we’re willing to do that,” Gates told a group of U.S. troops at…