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Health care costs on the front lines

Gates opens the debate on military health care costs in a necessary bid to rein in spending. Read the full story from Politico…

Coalitions? We don’t need no stinkin’ coalitions

Coalitions? We don’t need no stinkin’ coalitions

President Barack Obama may have expressed humility over the “shellacking” he took in the midterm elections. But he and his fellow Democrats made it clear they still differ with Republicans…

Independents, seniors said ‘no’ to Democrats

Independents, seniors said ‘no’ to Democrats

Independents and people 65 and older are two pivotal voting blocs neither party can afford to lose. Right now, Democrats have alienated both. As attention begins to shift to the…

Obama admits ‘shellacking’ but still doesn’t get the point

Obama admits ‘shellacking’ but still doesn’t get the point

A chastened President Barack Obama admitted he had suffered a “shellacking” in this week’s US mid-term elections, but refused to see it as a repudiation of his transformative domestic agenda.…

Many rich candidates couldn’t buy an election victory

Many rich candidates couldn’t buy an election victory

Dipping into their personal fortunes to finance a political campaign turned out to be a losing investment for several candidates trying to break into political office. Former eBay chief executive…

Clinton sees votes to pass U.S.-Russia arms treaty

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she believed the White House has the votes to pass a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia…

McConnell doubles down vs. Obama

Plans to echo call to defeat the president. Read the full story from Politico…

Poll: Hispanics give mixed marks

Their views on Obama indicate that he has some ground to make up with this voting bloc before 2012. Read the full story from Politico…

Michael Roth: We Need to Create Trust

One of the striking things that this week’s elections forcefully represent is the dramatic erosion of trust in President Obama. Two years ago he hadn’t yet earned our confidence, but…

Bernard-Henri Lévy: Stop Shooting at Obama

And so Obama has lost. As expected, though less than predicted and, especially, much less than the Tea Party whack jobs had hoped, the electorate delivered a vote of sanction.…