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Texas Conservatives Weigh Medicaid Withdrawal

Some Republican lawmakers — still reveling in Tuesday’s statewide election sweep — are proposing an unprecedented solution to the state’s estimated $25 billion budget shortfall: dropping out of the federal…

Bush praises Obama’s Afghan policy

The former president strongly believes the “mission is worth the cost,” he writes in his memoir. Read the full story from Politico…

Obama signals he may compromise on tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama gave his clearest signal yet on Saturday of a possible post-election compromise with resurgent Republicans that could prevent tax rates from rising for any…

Friends say Boehner not D.C. ‘insider’

Who is John Boehner? Among friends, he’s just one of the guys. Read the full story from CNN…

The Civil War taught us to fight for the right to be wrong

Twice before, the United States has celebrated major anniversaries of the Civil War, and twice before, a nervous sense of reticence governed the events. Fifty years after the guns fell…

Lindsey Graham Makes The Case For Strike On Iran

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — A leading U.S. senator on defense issues says any military strike on Iran to stop its nuclear program must also strive to take out Iran’s military…

U.S. may boost Yemen training after bomb plot: Gates

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The U.S. military may boost training of Yemeni forces as a way to put more pressure on al Qaeda following last month’s failed parcel bomb plot, Defense…

McCain looks bad in Bush book

The former president thinks he could have helped the Arizona senator. Read the full story from Politico…

Bush writes of anger, resolve after 9/11

The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and “kick their ass,” former…

United States urges Fiji to return to democracy

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday urged Fiji’s military regime to return the Pacific island nation to democracy. Read the full story from Reuters…