- John Podesta eats crow: ‘I apologize to Speaker Boehner’
- U.S., China race to finish line on ‘invisibility cloak’
- Obama ‘cavalier’ in hiding foreign aid order, judge rules
- Prince Charles: Muslims are driving Christians from Mideast through persecution
- Gitmo’s first commander: Close the prison down
- Google’s newest photography find: Just wink and shoot
- Detroit’s Heidelberg art project hit by 8 fires in 8 months
- Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds
- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
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With Congress split this year between Republicans and Democrats, the GOP may not be able to pass much of its repeal agenda, but it still expects to play a major role in shaping government through hearings and investigations into much of what the Obama administration has done.
Two early showdowns on spending and debt will signal whether the new Congress can find common ground despite its partisan divisions or whether it's destined for gridlock and brinkmanship that could threaten the nation's economic health.
Maximum thrust momentum is everything in life. The only reason not to charge full steam ahead is to pause tactically to figuratively reload your weapons. As soon as your weapons are recharged, charge full-on again. And then again. You can't stop a man or a movement who won't quit. Think the song "Stranglehold."
With 2010 drawing to a close, the American moment is ending not with a bang but a whimper. The 2000s will be remembered as the era of American decline.
The year 2010 began with the earthquake heard round the world and ended with a political shake-up in Washington.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, officially was named the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race Thursday, following a legal battle that lasted longer than the write-in campaign she waged to keep her job.
Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will linger in some short-term memories for his failed independent Senate run and his pardon of dead rock star Jim Morrison. People thinking longer term will recall a governor who persuaded Republicans and Democrats to work together but blundered away his potential for success at the national level.
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by Republican Joe Miller and lifted a stay on certification of Alaska's U.S. Senate election, clearing the way for Sen. Lisa Murkowski to officially be declared the winner.
When President Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich were running the country back in the 1990s, "divided government" came to be equated with fiscal discipline and balanced budgets. Some pundits fantasized that a government similarly split between President Obama and a resurgent GOP might bring more of the same. Our limited experience with divided government in 2010, however, has not been encouraging. The latest tax deal emerging from Washington will extend the George W. Bush-era tax cuts, spend more on unemployment benefits and ensure higher-than-forecast budget deficits.