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Letter writer Steve Buff writes that military spending is bankrupting the country ("Military spending is bankrupting the country," Jan. 20). But according to the Congressional Budget Office, military spending doesn't appear to be the problem. The CBO...
Tags: Defense, Unrest, Conflicts and War
Although Republicans are eager to repeal the entire 2010 healthcare reform law, they started the new session of Congress last week by taking aim at one provision in particular: the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a yet-to-be-named group of 15...
Change of SubjectThis 2011 release from the U.S. Treasury Dept. is once again relevant: The debt limit is the total amount of money that the United States government is authorized to borrow to meet its existing legal obligations, including Social Security and......
Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
By complaining that state and federal tax hikes are forcing him to make "drastic changes," Phil Mickelson quickly became the poster boy for conservatives and liberals alike. The former said Mickelson epitomizes what happens when lawmakers try to fix their...
It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...
Recently, I have had the opportunity to travel around the state to several cities for town hall meetings to discuss our nation's financial stability. I have enjoyed these meetings and believe that all South Dakotans deserve to know the path ahead as...
Tags: Personal Income, U.S. Congress
Looking for ways to slow the growth of entitlement programs, budget negotiators in Washington are considering making seniors wait two years longer to qualify for Medicare — from age 65 to 67. Many Republicans have endorsed the idea, noting that...
It’s hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it’s been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama’...
As part of cost-cutting for Medicare and improved coordination of care for beneficiaries, the federal government is contracting with Accountable Care Organizations, or groups of health-care providers. The 2010 Affordable Care Act set up the framework...
It has become fashionable to despair of our supposed recent lack of technological progress. All the big inventions of modern society -- jet engines, television, nuclear weapons -- were on the scene by the early 1960s. Proponents of this view should...
Glen Cope owns 500 head of cattle on about 2,500 acres near Aurora, Mo. Like most farmers and ranchers he's worried about the weather, the price he gets for his product, and the cost of fuel and feed needed to run his operation. But as 2012 winds to a...
Jan 25, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jan 20, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 8, 2013 | Chicago Tribune
Jan 21, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jan 22, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 19, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jan 18, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Dec 14, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 17, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
Jan 11, 2013 |Story| Hampton Roads Daily Press
Jan 4, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Dec 28, 2012 |Story| Aberdeen News
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