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Federal prosecutors are using aggressive new tactics against online poker companies based abroad — charging the people who provide U.S. banking and financial services to them with multibillion-dollar money laundering and wire fraud conspiracy, and seizing the websites they operate.
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner on Sunday predicted that Republicans and Democrats will reach a deal on raising the country's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.
Reports of a U.S. "death squad" in Afghanistan, complete with the publication of gory photographs, have failed to attract the intense political or media attention afforded a previous war scandal — the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
A large number of D.C. residents are fuming over a federal budget deal that they say took a swipe at the District's autonomy. That fervor, it seems, might save Vincent Gray's political career.
Washington's spendthrift ways have taken much of the blame for sending the budget deficit more than $1.5 trillion during the recession, but equal blame should go to a collapse in federal revenues to 60-year lows, budget analysts say.
Launching a week devoted to selling his deficit-reduction plan, President Barack Obama on Saturday drew sharp contrasts with a House Republican budget that he says offers a vision that "is wrong for America."
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a brief stopover in South Korea to discuss joint efforts to ratify a free trade agreement and get North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks.
Failure by Congress to raise the U.S. debt limit "could plunge the world economy back into recession," President Barack Obama declared Friday, and he acknowledged that he must compromise on spending with Republicans who control the House to avoid such a crisis.
The House on Friday passed a Republican budget blueprint for the 2012 fiscal year that aims to reduce government spending by $5.8 trillion during the next decade through a series of program cuts, entitlement reforms, tax-code overhauls and a repeal of the 2010 health care law.