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Advice to newbies: Details, details, details

Advice to newbies: Details, details, details

Be work horses, not show horses. Choose details over drama. The small stuff? Sweat it. And do it fast. Republicans retaking control of the House in January are getting lessons from veterans of the past two transitions of power on Capitol Hill — 1994, when the GOP last took control of Congress, and 2006, when […]

Robert Scheer: The Life and Times of Bush the Clueless

It takes a Harvard MBA to raze an economy. Perhaps that is too narrow a judgment given that a law degree from that institution or from Yale University seems to serve as well. But the Harvard MBA is the degree that George W. Bush and his last treasury secretary, Henry Paulson, had in common, and […]

Robert Scheer: The Life and Times of Bush the Clueless

It takes a Harvard MBA to raze an economy. Perhaps that is too narrow a judgment given that a law degree from that institution or from Yale University seems to serve as well. But the Harvard MBA is the degree that George W. Bush and his last treasury secretary, Henry Paulson, had in common, and […]

AP: U.S. Reviewing Afghan War Plan To Assess Withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has begun its review of whether the administration’s Afghan war strategy is working well enough to start withdrawing U.S. forces in July, an official said Tuesday. The review is being conducted so the White House can measure whether Obama’s 2009 order to commit 30,000 more troops has resulted in […]

Nearly 59 Million Americans Lack Health Insurance: CDC

WASHINGTON — Nearly 59 million Americans went without health insurance coverage for at least part of 2010, many of them with conditions or diseases that needed treatment, federal health officials said on Tuesday. They said 4 million more Americans went without insurance in the first part of 2010 than during the same time in 2008. […]

Republican Investigators Take Aim At Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans plan to use the investigative powers of Congress to go after President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, and they’re focusing on questions uppermost in the minds of consumers: What’s it going to cost me? Can I keep the coverage I have if I like it? Republicans can call hearings and compel […]