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- Men posing as cops break into home of former deputy
- Berkshire County eschews greenback for own currency — BerkShares
- Hagel warns Pakistani leaders of U.S. aid losses over drone-strike protests
- Florida authorities ban autistic boy from owning therapeutic chickens
- Defendant in Lee Rigby machete murder trial: ‘I love al Qaeda’
- Obama lied about Syrian chemical attack, ‘cherry-picked’ intelligence: report
- MSNBC host: Obamacare a ‘wealthy white men’ racist word
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- Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms
By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Clinton Bush
President Obama's foreign policy speech was stopped multiple times by Code Pink heckling, and Lois Lerner was suspended from the her position at the IRS. On the international stage, two men in the United Kingdom murdered a soldier in the streets of London. Here's a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.
Former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas called the recent IRS fiasco troubling — but writes that the only way Congress can protect the freedoms of Americans from a long pattern of suspected IRS abuse is to "shutter the doors" of the agency "once and for all."
Conventional wisdom says that President Obama is on the road to victory for re-election in 2012. Of the 270 electoral votes needed to win, Mr. Obama has 247 likely or safe electoral votes, compared to 180 for a Republican opponent, according to Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia. Mr. Obama would need only 23 more votes to win from the remaining 111 undecided.
Leisure suits, New Coke, plus-size spandex, opening Al Capone's vault on live TV, jorts, boy bands, the mullet. We humans have no shortage of bad ideas, but now it's official: Raising taxes on "the rich" has become the dumbest idea in America.