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Another 1,400 troops headed for Afghanistan

Another 1,400 troops headed for Afghanistan

The United States plans to send 1,400 additional Marines to Afghanistan to boost its combat forces ahead of the spring fighting season, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The…

Rate of Health Spending Growth Slows

Total national health spending grew by 4 percent in 2009, the slowest rate of increase in 50 years. Read the full story from The New York Times.…

The Caucus: Ten Questions for Vin Weber

Vin Weber, a former Republican representative and now a prominent Washington lobbyist, talked about the new Republican majority in the House. Read the full story from The New York Times.…

Obama to name new economic team Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will announce on Friday whom he has picked to replace Larry Summers as his top economic adviser, with Gene Sperling seen as the front…

Boehner Takes Gavel in House With Pledge to Bring Change

The newly elected House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday promised a new era of transparency while vowing to push forward the conservative agenda that swept his party into power. Read…

Politics trump policy on ‘death panels’

Supporters of end-of-life counseling decry W.H. decision to pull regulation. Read the full story on Poliitico.…

Cuomo says New York in crisis, rules out tax hikes

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the state of New York in crisis on Wednesday, proposing solutions long championed by Republicans to control a soaring budget…

Republicans take over House, soften cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans took power in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with promises of a leaner, more accountable government but softened a pledge of deep and immediate spending…

Pentagon Is Poised to Cancel Marine Landing Craft

The $14.4-billion program has been hurt by delays and cost overruns, and a view that amphibious assaults have grown less effective. Read the full story from The New York Times.…

Edwards’s will leaves John out

The late wife of the adulterous politican leaves his name out of her will. Read the full story on Poliitico.…