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U.S. envoy in Asia amid new North Korea nuclear concern

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. envoy on North Korea will discuss with key Asian nations ways to thwart Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions amid fresh concerns about its uranium enrichment program.…

Robert Slayton: California Republicans

California’s Republican Party is going to lose statewide elections for a long time. And it’s not just because of the leaders and candidates; it’s their electorate that is preserving this…

Richard Greener: Why Not Try This: Establishing Principles for Evaluating Measures Designed to Protect the Homeland From Terrorism?

The name “Homeland Security” speaks for itself. If the homeland wasn’t in danger, perhaps even in jeopardy, the agency known as Homeland Security would not exist. There would be no…

Mitt Romney Ramps Up PAC Activity While Weighing White House Run

The fact that Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is weighing a run for president in 2012, has an active political action committee in Alabama might seem puzzling. From…

Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman Calls For Immediate DADT Repeal

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he supports Congress using its lame-duck session to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Adm.…

Warren Buffett: I ‘Should Be Paying A Lot More In Taxes’

WASHINGTON — Billionaire Warren Buffett rebutted claims that the Obama administration is unjustly hurting business orders with high taxes by saying that in fact, the wealthy have never had it…

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton: New START Treaty ‘Should Be Nonpartisan, Not Just Bipartisan’

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen appeared on the Sunday morning public affairs shows to urge the Senate to stop…

Hillary Clinton: happy and not running for office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is done seeking votes. Read the full story…

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

From The Huffington Post…

Terry Newell: Trade-Off America

There are two things we know about enhanced X-ray screening and full-body pat-downs at TSA check points. The first is that if we abolish them and a terrorist blows up…