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Both parties helped run up US $14 trillion debt

Two centuries after America's birth, the national debt was a bit under $1 trillion when Ronald Reagan took office in 1981. Just three decades later, it has soared... Read more »

April 14, 2011

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Kennedy Senate Institute in Boston breaks ground

Members of the Kennedy family gathered with former staff members and elected officials on a blustery stretch of Boston's oceanfront Friday to break ground on the... Read more »

April 8, 2011


No deal yet: Obama, Boehner, Reid continue talks

Still at odds as a shutdown looms, House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama on Thursday failed to reach a deal to keep the government running, but talks... Read more »

April 7, 2011


Obama threatens to veto GOP budget extension plan

House Republicans advanced a bill Thursday that would avoid a government shutdown for one more week, cut spending and fully fund the Pentagon, but the White House... Read more »

April 7, 2011


Diplomat defends US role on UN human rights arm

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday strongly defended America's membership on the U.N. Human Rights Council, despite its anti-Israel bias and its... Read more »

April 6, 2011


Gov't shutdown poses big risks to both parties

Democrats and Republicans say the last thing they want to do is to shut down the government. But with budget talks showing little signs of a breakthrough, there are... Read more »

April 6, 2011


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