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Military no longer protected from budget knife

February 28, 2011 The February 16 House vote to cut funding for an F-35 alternative engine over Speaker John Boehner's objections was hailed for the unlikely political federation it convened between Democrats leery of expanded defense spending and Republicans leery of, well, spending. But the larger implication of the 233-198 vote is that ...

Shutdown rhetoric carries risk, reward

February 8, 2011 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's continuing resistance to rule out shuttering the federal government is winning him plaudits among Republican strategists, who hail it as the latest evidence of his negotiating acumen. While Democrats have touted the prospect of a shutdown as a logical outgrowth of what they claim is ...

Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver dies at 95

January 18, 2011 Sargent Shriver, who helped found the Peace Corps and spearheaded a host of other enduring anti-poverty programs forged through the Great Society, passed away today after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a family friend. Shriver, who was 95, was hospitalized over the weekend at Suburban Hospital in ...

Voters back steep cuts in federal payroll

November 22, 2010 The presidential debt commission's recommendation to downsize the federal payroll by 10 percent during the next decade wins a landslide two-thirds approval from voters, according to a poll released Monday. The proposal, which the commission's draft plan claimed would eliminate roughly 200,000 positions and save $13.2 billion, garnered 66 percent ...