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The Swampby Mark Silva Taking particular aim at overruns in defense spending, President Barack Obama today pledged to save up to $40 billion a year with a government-wide reform of federal purchasing. The White House is backing legislation that Sens. John......
Tags: Peter Orszag, Government, John McCain, Corporate Crime, Politics
The Swampby Julian E. Barnes A U.S. military agency that trains troops to resist and survive torture offered crucial help in developing harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA, according to a Senate report to be released today. The military expertise......
The Swampby Mark Silva Time for some new blood in the Republican Party, says Meghan McCain, blood relative (daughter) of the GOP's losing 2008 presidential nominee. But it's not dad she's talking about here. The blogger-writer-daughter of the Arizona senator,...
The Swampby Mark Silva "All across this country,'' President Barack Obama said this morning at the White House, "Americans are responding to difficult economic times by tightening their belts and making tough decisions about where they need to spend and where........
KickingTiresOvernight there were conflicting reports from automotive dealers, the Transportation Department and the White House about the popular Cash for Clunkers program being suspended because it had run out of money. This morning, the White House restated that...
The Swampby Richard Simon The Democratic-controlled Senate today thwarted an effort to block spending for upgrading facilities in the United States for housing prisoners transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a move that Illinois officials feared could have...
The Swampby Mark Silva Sen. Carl Levin, pressing a Goldman Sachs trader about the sale of $600 million in questionable securities before the collapse of the nation's financial markets, asked how long he was engaged in pitching a product that a......
The SwampSen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), pictured earlier this month, is an architect of a deal that would repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) by Christi Parsons and Lisa Mascaro President Obama reached a deal with....
The SwampA Border Patrol truck travels along the newly constructed fence in March that stands between California and Mexico. (Getty/David McNew) by Ken Dilanian President Obama will send up to 1,200 additional National Guard troops -- and request $500 million........
The Swampby Aamer Madhani Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said today that he expects to recommend a further reduction in U.S. troop levels in Iraq this fall--before voters go to the polls in November. "My sense is......
Tags: Elections, Politics, Political Candidates, Government, Defense
The Swampby Jill Zuckman An unrepentant and defiant Sen. Carl Levin had no apologies today for putting the Democratic Party in the mess it finds itself in. Levin called the primary process an "irrational system" as he spoke to the Democratic......
The Swampby Julian E. Barnes The nation's top uniformed officer said today that he supports allowing gays to serve openly the military, providing a powerful voice of support for President Obama call to lift the legal ban on their service. Launching......
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