Reid vs. McConnell, continued

Opinion: The GOP chose to attack Reid’s condo; but if he’s living large, McConnell is living larger. Read the full story from Politico

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 service’s No. 2 uniformed officer said on Tuesday. Read the full story from Reuters

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 ever seen. Read the full story from Reuters

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 confusing and contradictory. He came out in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage while extolling the virtues of issues being handled at the […]

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 seek peace, according to U.S. military and intelligence officials citing the latest assessments of the war in Afghanistan. Escalated airstrikes and special operations raids have […]

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 for top White House and Federal Reserve officials to get an early look at the numbers, but there was nothing standard about this particular report. […]