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Advocates for women's rights, children and other special interests are up in arms over a House Republican plan to severely cut or "wipe out" several of their favorite federal programs, in what could develop into one of the nastiest battles of the new Congress.
Trying to balance the need to rein in deficits with his belief that spending now on education and other priorities will pay off in the long term, President Obama on Monday sent Congress a $3.7 trillion budget blueprint for 2012 that makes some short-term fixes but puts off heavy lifting on Social Security and Medicare.
President Obama will send Congress on Monday a $3 trillion-plus budget for 2012 that promises $1.1 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade by freezing many domestic programs for five years, trimming military spending and limiting tax deductions for the wealthy.
His conservative reputation wounded by the true-life soap opera of an extramarital affair and a betrayed best friend, Nevada Sen. John Ensign is trying to revive his political career and emerge victorious in a contest few think he can win.
When President Obama rolls out his 2012 budget Monday, it will sound the starting gun on a three-month sprint that will determine just how serious Washington is about translating its cost-cutting rhetoric into serious action to reduce staggering deficits.
Did you know that the nation soon will undergo a test that will determine how effectively the president of the United States can seize control of the media in the event of an "emergency"? Well, that's not the way the administration is putting it.
He was a rising star in Congress at lunchtime _ and out of office by dinner.
The redistribution of wealth to achieve social justice is the objective of many in Congress. Common sense demands we ask who determines whose wealth requires redistributing, who will do the confiscating and who will do the equalizing.