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The WikiLeaks pandemic spread like wildfire around Planet Earth, triggering a new age of uncertainty, anxiety - and fear. Nothing was sacred or secret. The loose-lips-sink-ships mentality is now spreading to the ether, or at least the Internet, whose true dimensions are hard to grasp.
The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan wrote in a Page One article on Thursday, "Congress on Wednesday signaled it won't close the prison at Guantanamo Bay or allow any of its suspected terrorist detainees to be transferred to the U.S." ("House acts to block closing of Gitmo"). As President Obama campaigned on a promise to close Guantanamo, his Department of Justice announced, "We strongly oppose this provision." I suggest a compromise:
President Barack Obama is predicting congressional approval of the tax-cutting compromise he has reached with Republican leaders, but he's not ruling out that unhappy Democrats will make some changes in the mammoth legislation.
Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist, has become an oracle of sorts on Capitol Hill, where members of both parties have recited his financial forecasts in an attempt to seize the high ground in battles over stimulus packages, deficit reduction plans and the tax cuts enacted during the George W. Bush administration.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Thursday said congressional efforts to prohibit the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States for any purpose, including to stand trial, "would unwisely restrict" the government's ability to prosecute terrorism suspects.
The lame-duck Congress careened Thursday toward a conclusion after lawmakers cleared the nice-but-not-essential bills out of the way and settled down to the serious work on the must-pass tax-cut legislation.
The House Democratic Caucus has voted to reject President Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form.
If it ain't broke, break it. That appears to be the Democrats' mindset in trying and apparently failing to ram through repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on open homosexuality in the waning days of the 111th Congress.
The House Democratic Caucus on Thursday picked its leaders for five committees for the 112th Congress, which will convene in January with the party in the House minority for the first time in four years.