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The District of Columbia is becoming the first U.S. jurisdiction to allow Internet gambling, moving ahead of traditional gaming meccas like New Jersey and Nevada.
Should a president have to wait ... and wait ... and wait for the Senate to approve the people he nominates to serve in high office?
Conservatives who are dissatisfied with the budget compromise have forgotten what happened last time this drama played out. Fifteen years ago, a liberal Democratic president was able to exploit a government shutdown to resuscitate his wounded presidency and pave the way for his eventual re-election. The issue presently at hand may be the fiscal 2011 budget, but the subtext is the 2012 election.
As bad as the government shutdown could have been ("Congress reaches deal to avert shutdown," Web, Friday), the new backroom budget deals being made could prove even worse, particularly if Congress reduces support for our troops overseas.
Just three months after President Obama's plea for civility after the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., it's back to business in Washington, where some lawmakers have returned to heated policy debates, verbal haymakers and accusing one another of wanting to kill Americans.
It is time for the U.S. to stop panicking and start mining in the face of a possible shortage of "rare earth" mineral supplies from China, which dominates the global supply for the obscure minerals critical to the modern high-tech economy, according to market analysts and a growing number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
With a showdown over the nation's debt ceiling looming next month, White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday said President Obama regrets voting against an increase in the federal borrowing limit in 2006 as a freshman senator from Illinois.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona overstepped its bounds with last year's immigration enforcement law, handing the Obama administration another victory as it tries to squelch states' efforts on immigration enforcement.
Fired up by a few hundred supporters of D.C. voting rights and opponents of congressional meddling, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, council Chairman Kwame R. Brown and more than a dozen others were arrested outside the Hart Senate Office Building in a carefully orchestrated protest during Monday's evening rush hour.