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Three soldiers slain at Fort Hood identified

The three soldiers killed Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, came from different places. Two grew up in small towns, and one came from a seaside city in Puerto Rico. They all died in a shooting rampage that also left 16 others wounded.<p>Sgt. 1st Class Danny Ferguson<p>Ferguson was killed trying to hold a …

Obama administration faces backlash on proposed wood stove regulations

A federal proposal requiring more efficiency from wood-burning stoves has ignited a debate between the Obama administration and lawmakers who oppose the new regulations, arguing the rules impose an unfair burden on people in remote areas.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule changes …

How Obama Lost Afghanistan

He said it was ‘the right war.’ Then he did everything he could to screw it up.<p>Despite the violence and uncertainty surrounding this Saturday’s …

Here Are a Few of the Dire Consequences Obama Says Will Happen If Republicans Get Their Way With the Budget

President Barack Obama warned in his weekly address Saturday of the consequences he says will become a reality if congressional Republicans are successful in passing their budget.<p>“[T]heir budget forces deep cuts to investments that help our economy create jobs, like education and scientific …

Here's What Job Creation Looked Like Under The Last 6 Presidents

Note: I added President Carter.<p>Important: There are many differences between these periods. Overall employment was smaller in the '80s, so a different comparison might be to look at the percentage change. Of course the participation rate was increasing in the '80s (younger population and women …

“Game of Thrones”: How Westeros is a right-wing fantasyland

Want to live in Westeros, where there are weapons, massive inequality and violence against women? Just vote GOP<p>Fans of the HBO hit "Game of Thrones" can finally escape back to George R.R. Martin's world of dragons, swordplay and gratuitous nudity when the show's fourth season kicks off on Sunday. …

Axelrod admits Dems have 'major hurdles,' after new poll

Former top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod acknowledged Saturday that Democrats face tough challenges in November, following a new Associated Press-GfK poll that shows voters increasingly appear to want Republicans over Democrats to control Congress.<p>"Every bit of evidence points to stronger …