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The two Republican rebuttals to the State of the Union address Tuesday night reinforced the GOP's commitment to cutting spending — but the dueling responses from Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul also exposed a split in the party over how that philosophy applies to the defense budget.
Cybersecurity analysts on Wednesday criticized the Obama's administration's new plan to protect vital industries such as banking and energy from attacks by hackers, spies and foreign enemies.
Did you know that there are more than 6,000 think tanks globally, and about 2,000 in the United States? In the past two weeks, two major rankings of think tanks have been released.
President Obama's health care law may have been ruled constitutional last year, but it now faces a legal challenge over whether the federal government can pay out subsidies in states that have refused to set up their own insurance exchanges.
Democrats are united in their fiscal message. Throughout the "cliff" negotiations and again with the pending debt-ceiling debate, their argument has rested on a single, flimsy premise: Cutting government spending would push the economy into recession.
Despite the vast ideological landscapes and political freedoms that set the United States apart from much of world, the 2012 presidential election has been, like so many American elections of the past 150 years, ultimately a two-party contest.
President Obama ran in 2008 while making big promises on transparency and ethics. He is making no such promises in this year's campaign, though, nor is he taking a victory lap on those old vows.
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so," Ronald Reagan once said. He might have been talking about tax policy.
Despite promising his administration would be "the most open and transparent in history," President Obama has lagged in making government information accessible to the public, and been bested when it comes to public access to data by the House Republicans, according to grades to be released Monday by the libertarian Cato Institute.