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Army vows to change way it buys weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army needs to dramatically improve the way it buys weapons to ensure that equipment for soldiers is still relevant when they finally get it, the…

Public pension reform key issue in California race

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – With decades of public service under his belt, 72-year-old California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown joked last month that he is the best pension investment California has…

Kaine is ‘happy’ with Dem momentum

The DNC chairman says “There’s not a single race we’re being complacent about.” Read the full story from Politico…

Joe Miller’s Extreme Views On Gay Rights (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller gave some of his most extensive comments on gay rights in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, with his views often…

Anti-Taliban Campaign In Afghanistan Has Had Little Effect: Report

An intense military campaign aimed at crippling the Taliban so far has failed to inflict more than fleeting setbacks to the insurgency or put meaningful pressure on its leaders to…

W.Va. probe worries Democrats

Possible wrongdoing charge could hurt Manchin. Read the full story from Politico…

Leonhardt: Obama Successes Outweighed by Job Losses

On the evening of Dec. 3 last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics sent an advance copy of the next morning’s jobs report to the White House. It’s standard procedure…

AlaskaDispatch.com: Joe Miller Admits To Lying, But Do Alaskans Care?

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller was placed on administrative leave for 15 days and suspended without pay for three days in March 2008 for using co-workers’ computers at the Fairbanks…

Scott Atran: Talking to the Enemy: How to Turn the Taliban Against Al Qaeda

The background to this argument, which is a modified and expanded version of a New York Times op-ed that appears on Wednesday, is detailed in a new book, Talking to…

NTSB Probes Safety Of Airline Partnerships

WASHINGTON — The regional airline industry says safety is its top priority, in part because accidents are bad for business. But pilot unions and the families of air crash victims…