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USPS wasted $1.2 million on 'Simpsons' stamps

August 22, 2012 In a blunder of Homer-sized proportions, the Postal Service spent $1.2 million too much in printing one billion commemorative Simpsons stamps, only 318 million of which sold, Bloomberg's Angela Greiling Keane reports. The findings come from a report by the Postal Service's inspector general, which pointed to The Simpsons as ...

A majority of swing state voters don't think they're better off

August 20, 2012 Findings: More swing-state voters think they are not better off now than they were four years ago: 56 percent say they are not, while only 40 percent say they are. Pollster: USA Today/Gallup Methodology: Telephone interviews with 970 registered voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, ...

Leaving Afghanistan by 2015 requires shipping a container every seven minutes

July 20, 2012 How could NATO get supplies out of Afghanistan in time for the drawdown? A shipping container worth of gear sent every seven minutes, all day, every day. Writing in Foreign Policy, Vanda Felbab-Brown explains that, according to NATO officials, in order to remove International Security Assistance Force military equipment from ...