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When Congress and the public debate trade and globalization policies, the offshoring American multinational companies that they've enriched so handsomely have long enjoyed use of a subtle but powerful secret weapon — indulgent U.S. government data practices that let them get away with intellectual murder.
The Obama administration seems to have a serious problem with its hearing or its memory, possibly both. In November, the voters said loud and clear that government is too big and spends too much, but 3 1/2 months later, the White House has forgotten that midterm election message.
When the biggest spender in America's history says it's time for government to live within its means, it is reasonable to ask: Who does President Obama think he's kidding? Mr. Obama's new budget is the latest installment in a series of proposals featuring flawed estimates based on unrealistic economic assumptions. It should be considered dead on arrival.
Lawyers for impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Monday filed their second pretrial motion in less than a week — this latest one asking a judge to let them play around 100 excerpts of secret FBI recordings at Blagojevich's upcoming corruption retrial.
Chicago's mayoral hopefuls are entering their final full week of campaigning before the election next Tuesday.
"The American Dream is seductive — but there is a legal way to do it — and there would be more jobs here for people if it was honored," says Canadian-born siren/actress Pamela Anderson.
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.
A year ago, President Obama left a gaping hole in his budget, but promised that his deficit commission would fix it. On Monday, he released his new budget and the hole remains, though this time he dropped the semblance of a fix and instead accepted that his budget shows deficits for the foreseeable future.
After the riots in Athens, the Greek authorities decided to enact laws to deal with their obvious prob- lems. The laws, which treat rich and poor alike for the first time, have been seen as harsh. The name of the legislator who wrote the laws is a man called Draco. The date is believed to be 621 B.C. And more than 2,600 years later, the adjectival form of his name - draconian - is still tossed around here in Washington anytime someone proposes real budget cuts.