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  • Norquist

    Workers' tax burden ends almost a month early

    The day when Americans stop working to finance the government is coming a month earlier this year, but anti-tax activist Grover Norquist warns President Obama doesn't deserve any credit.


  • ** FILE ** Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., Illinois Democrat (AP Photo)

    Jackson's 'mood disorder' disclosure raises more questions

    Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr.'s disclosure that he is suffering from a "mood disorder" still leaves many questions about his secretive medical leave and whether the Illinois congressman has satisfied mounting calls to be more open about his monthlong absence.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Roberts put U.S. on slippery slope

    By now, almost everyone in the country knows about the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding the Obamacare legislation. Thanks to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.'s swing vote, it is now, for the first time in the history of this nation, constitutional to tax Americans if they refuse to buy health insurance (or, for that matter, refuse to do anything else).


  • Inside China: Nation is among most repressive

    China has about one-quarter of the world's population but more than 80 percent of the world's people categorized as "not free" and denied the most basic rights, according to a recent Freedom House report.


  • Thai-born American Joe Gordon answers a reporter's question upon his arrival at a criminal court in Bangkok on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

    U.S. man jailed for translating Thai king's biography is freed

    An American sentenced to 2½ years in a Thai prison for translating a banned biography about the country's king and posting the content online has been freed by a royal pardon, the U.S. Embassy said Wednesday.


  • Thai-born American Joe Gordon answers a reporter's question upon his arrival at a criminal court in Bangkok on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

    U.S. man jailed for translating Thai king's biography is freed

    An American sentenced to 2½ years in a Thai prison for translating a banned biography about the country's king and posting the content online has been freed by a royal pardon, the U.S. Embassy said Wednesday.


  • Oscar-winning movie producer Gerald R. Molen's new film, "2016: Obama's America," is anything but what one would expect from Hollywood in an election year. (mclaughlinresearch.org)

    Inside the Beltway: Choosing the dream

    Can Americans discern between the "dreams" of President Obama and those of the Founding Fathers? The makers of the upcoming documentary film "2016: Obama's America" hope so. "I've got a strong desire to defend against the changes in our culture, our life, our laws, our freedom. We now have someone in office who has professed a desire for change, and this has disturbed me," producer Gerald R. Molen tells Inside the Beltway.


  • ** FILE ** In this undated photo made available on July 25, 2011, by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), an aerial photo of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium to mark "1 year to go to the Olympic Games" is seen in London. (AP Photo/LOCOG, Anthony Charlton, File)

    Arrests underline security jitters before Olympics

    The arrests of 14 people in the last week on suspicion of terrorism in Britain has underscored jitters among police and security officials as the upcoming Olympics fixes the gaze of the world — including potential aggressors — on London.


  • **FILE** President Obama pauses July 4, 2012, during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members at the White House. (Associated Press)

    Auditors: Obama administration is bending health law

    Congress's non-partisan investigators said Wednesday President Obama is stretching the law to give bonuses to mediocre private Medicare plans — an $8 billion program the auditors had already urged the administration to cancel.


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