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Justice Dept says election won’t alter crimefighting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The big Republican gains during the midterm elections will not change the Obama administration’s approach to prosecuting crime, a top U.S. Justice Department official said on…

Judith S. Palfrey: Speaking Up For Kids: Not a Political Choice

As the dust settles on the results of this week’s mid-term elections– a Republican majority in the House led by a new Speaker and a narrow Democratic majority in the…

Shan Wells: Explaining the Landslide

From The Huffington Post…

Where Obama Goes From Here: Joe Klein

But Obama’s real agenda will be to outwit and outmaneuver the Republicans, as Clinton did after his shellacking in 1994, so that he can live to fight another term. He…

David Ormsby: Progressive, Conservative and Tea Party Voters Help Hand Governor Pat Quinn Victory

First, let us be clear: Pat Quinn won. Second, progressive, conservative, and tea party voters helped him do it. While the bean counters and the lawyers at the Cook County…

Paul Helmke: Gun Violence Victims Deserve "Do Something" Congress

An angry electorate… More divided than during the Bush years… Marked by nasty ads and commentary, over-the-top rhetoric, and even violence. These are just some of the ways that political…

Obama open to discussing tax cut extension for all: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is open to the idea of discussing an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for all income levels, the White House said on Thursday. Read…

Obama’s India visit may be more style than substance

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A weakened President Barack Obama visits India this week to counter perceptions he has relegated the Asian power behind rivals China and Pakistan, but he may…

Obama to meet congressional leaders on November 18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday he invited Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to the White House on November 18 to discuss issues that could be tackled…

Obama: Hopes Russia arms pact ratified this year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Thursday he hoped the Senate would ratify a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia before the end of this year’s congressional term.…