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Obama sees end to Afghan combat mission by the end of 2014

LISBON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said for the first time on Saturday his goal was to end the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and…

Nuclear treaty failure could hit U.S.-Russia ties: Gates

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned on Saturday that failure to ratify the New START nuclear treaty would have “significant consequences” and could affect U.S.-Russian cooperation on issues…

Jonathan Ellerby: Politics, Change, and YOU–Where do you stand?

The political landscape is changing by the minute in America but one thing remains steady and growing: the endless cycles of blaming, complaining and name-calling. As a parent, if I…

GOP Senator Off The Hook After $96,000 Paid To Mistress

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint against Sen. John Ensign over a $96,000 payment his parents made to his former mistress and her family. Citizens for…

William Astore: Scope or Grope? The Wrong Approach to Homeland Security

It’s that time of the year again: Thanksgiving week, when Americans take to the roads and the air to visit kith and kin and to give thanks. Too bad that…

Zach Friend: As Predicted: Republican Dirty Tricks in the California Attorney General Race

Ben Franklin said that nothing is certain except death and taxes — but then Ben lived before there was a Republican Party to make the political dirty trick every bit…

Obama pledges to stand by Afghans

Still, the president doesn’t say whether American troops can stay in Afghanistan after 2014. Read the full story.…

Alaska Senate standstill divides GOP

With Miller unwilling to concede, the state party head makes the first move by congratulating Murkowski. Read the full story.…

Allies back Obama on START

Foreign ministers from six countries endorse it. Read the full story.…

Smokescreen: Ban on pork is anything but

Smokescreen: Ban on pork is anything but

Despite their claims, the Republicans’ ban on earmarks won’t stop lawmakers from steering taxpayers’ dollars to pet projects. And it will have little if any effect on Washington’s far graver…