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Deficit commission challenges conventional wisdom on budget

Deficit commission challenges conventional wisdom on budget

The leaders of the deficit commission are baldly calling out the budget myths of both political parties, challenging lawmakers to engage in the “adult conversation” they say they want. Their…

Voters not sold on GOP’s agenda

Voters not sold on GOP’s agenda

People back Republican tax cut plans but not the GOP campaign to repeal President Barack Obama‘s health care overhaul, according to a poll suggesting that the Republicans’ big Election Day…

Raymond J. Learsy: Air Cargo Terror and the Accession of Rep. Peter King To Chair House Committee on Homeland Security

The attempt to destroy airplanes in mid air and, as we recently learned, timed to detonate while in flight over the Eastern United States brings home once again the serious…

Obama on the road and still on a losing streak

Obama on the road and still on a losing streak

President Barack Obama claimed a stronger hand on the world stage Friday despite electoral defeats at home, failure to get a free-trade agreement with South Korea and lackluster international support…

Poll: Palin ‘most polarizing’ of GOP wannabes

Poll: Palin ‘most polarizing’ of GOP wannabes

Sarah Palin is the most polarizing of the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates, while impressions of Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney lean more positive, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.…

Carla Seaquist: Define "Change"—Or It’s Perpetual Pendulum for America

Feeling whiplashed by the midterm elections? No wonder: We’ve literally been through the ringer—360 degrees of change in two very short years. In 2008 Democrats voted, by wide margin, for…

Steve Clemons: Note to Hillary Clinton: Time to Do Israel/Palestine the DoD Way

Hillary Clinton just met with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and here is the pro forma “read out” of the meeting which the State Department distributed: Prime Minister Netanyahu and…

Ari Melber: In Blue Dog Battle, Progressives Are (Half) Right

So Democrats are still debating what happened in last week’s “shellacking.” Two camps have emerged. Some Democrats think voters punished them for deploying too much government, too quickly, in too…

Steve Clemons: George W, Michael Moore & Osama bin Laden?

The publicists of George W. Bush‘s memoir, Decision Points, have not put me on their distro list so I don’t yet have the book. I may wait until it gets…

Report: White House Planning New Internet Privacy Protections, Watchdog Agency

The Obama Administration is preparing a stepped-up approach to policing Internet privacy that calls for new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort, according to…