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The United States assured international negotiators Monday it remains committed to reducing carbon emissions over the next 10 years, despite the collapse of efforts to legislate a climate bill.
Democratic leaders in Washington haven't changed politics despite promises to do so, and dealing with the national debt and looming Medicare and Social Security insolvencies will demand higher taxes on wealthier Americans and fewer corporate tax breaks, U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak said Monday.
President Obama says Republican leaders haven't come up with "a single, solitary new idea" to help the American people recover from the economic recession.
With Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation all but assured later this week, the only guessing game left is the margin of her pending victory.
Despite the best efforts of this administration to enshrine an all-powerful federal government of virtually unlimited reach (see Obamacare), our federal system still reserves significant authority and responsibilities to the several states. As James Madison noted, our Constitution is a federal, not a national, document. States continue to be laboratories for innovative approaches to problems such as health care, education, welfare and transportation.
The failure of a climate bill in the U.S. Senate is likely to weigh heavily on international negotiations that begin Monday on a new agreement to control global warming.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is out of intensive care but still in the hospital more than five weeks after being admitted for his latest heart problems, his daughter said Sunday.
In a summer of suffering, America's military death toll in Afghanistan is rising, with back-to-back record months for U.S. losses in the grinding conflict. All signs point to more bloodshed in the months ahead.
Senate Republicans blocked a bill to increase small-business lending Thursday, dealing a setback to President Obama's jobs agenda.