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Military Benefits Likely to Remain Sacred to Congress

For Wash­ing­ton law­makers who meas­ure the na­tion­al debt in tril­lions, $6 bil­lion is a pit­tance. But for many mil­it­ary vet­er­ans — and key …

Lawmakers Skeptical Obama Will Reform NSA After White House Summit

Pres­id­ent Obama met with hand-picked law­makers at the White House on Thursday to dis­cuss the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s con­tro­ver­sial …

Boehner Urges Obama to Take ‘Active’ Role in Fighting Al-Qaida

Speak­er John Boehner on Thursday said it is time for Pres­id­ent Obama to take a “more act­ive role” in deal­ing with “the on­go­ing threat of …

‘Bizarre,’ ‘Perplexing’ December Jobs Report Stumps Economists

Catherine Hollander<p>Jan. 10, 2014, 7:45 a.m.<p>Eco­nom­ists de­ployed their ar­sen­al of syn­onyms for “weird” Fri­day in try­ing to de­scribe the …

Obamacare’s Catch-22

In­sur­ance com­pan­ies had to spend a lot of money ad­apt­ing to Obama­care’s botched rol­lout. And un­less the White House in­ter­venes, the law …

Yellen’s New Deputy Is a Closet Reformer

Stan­ley Fisc­her was an ad­junct mem­ber of the now-in­fam­ous “Com­mit­tee to Save the World” in the late 1990s that con­sisted of Robert Ru­bin, …

GOP rep: Require food stamp recipients to work

A Republican congressman renewed his call Sunday for Congress to require able-bodied adults on food stamps to work or volunteer in order to keep receiving the benefits, as the rolls of the welfare program have grown to a record 47 million people.<p>"I think it makes sense," Rep. Steve Southerland, …

Marco Rubio Hammers Obama Administration, Accuses President of ‘Emboldening the Taliban’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday accused President Barack Obama of “emboldening the Taliban,” in an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation.”<p>U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) addresses an event held by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) January 8, 2014 at the U.S. …