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Deficit-slashing plan is tough, creative and credible. Now what?
Social Security, Medicare, Pentagon slashed by deficit commission
A bipartisan and reality-based way to cut tax rates AND reduce the deficit. Really.
Social Security: Alan Simpson offends almost everyone with 'cow' quip
A 75th birthday for Social Security not a happy one
Sarah Palin anoints a new 'mama grizzly': Does it make a difference?
David R. Francis
Deficit-cutting ax may fall on Social Security
CBO's math on budget deficit presents daunting choices for US
Will Obama commission on federal deficit mean a new tax?
US budget deficit: Finding solutions
Healthcare summit: Chance for compromise or 'trap' for the GOP?
Top question for fiscal commission: Are Americans better than leaders ask us to be?
In Washington, cross-party dealmaking hits a rough patch
Can Obama's deficit commission work, as partisanship rages?
Health care bill 2009: what happens next
When bills go to conference committee, what happens?
Senate healthcare debate Day 2: partisan warfare by amendment
A history of presidential visits to Yellowstone National Park
The artist who created the White House Christmas card
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Immigration reform: Senate Republicans appear on the cusp of buying in
In the end, NSA might not need to snoop so secretly
SEAL Team 6 could include women by 2016 under Pentagon plan
House GOP passes major antiabortion bill. Why Democrats are pleased.
Taliban peace talks hold glimmer of hope, but also unanswerable questions
NSA chief: Snooping helped thwart 50 terrorist attacks in 20 countries (+video)
Whitey Bulger defense: Star witness lied before, could be lying now
Ireland forever: images of the emerald isle
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Brazil protests in a global trend
Monitor Political Cartoons
Put our kids first, Mr. Holder, and enforce federal law against marijuana
School prayer: 50 years after the ban, God and faith more present than ever
Pet food recall: Sweeping recall affects food for cats, dogs, and ferrets
'The Voice' winner: Who will triumph tonight? (+video)
Blake Griffin Lakers deal? Clippers want top billing in LA
NASA's new astronaut class marks changing of guard for US spaceflight (+video)
Gun control: Why Vice President Biden is trying again
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