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If the deal to renew the Bush tax cuts adds jobs and boosts the economy, as many analysts predict, it will improve President Obama's chances for reelection, says Democratic pollster Peter Hart.
12/08/2010 12:45 pm
Inspired by the nickname of a character on the NBC TV show 'Chuck,' Mr. Awesome also now signs his name with a smiley face and two arrows.
12/07/2010 04:55 pm
The lame-duck Congress returns to session Monday with a laundry list of things to do. Avoiding a government shutdown is top on the list. But there are other important items, too.
11/29/2010 05:49 pm
Most Democrats oppose the war in Afghanistan. Amid talk of a longer US presence there, Obama runs the risk of alienating his base. A damaging primary challenge from the left is not unthinkable.
11/22/2010 06:27 pm
TSA chief: Agency will try to minimize invasiveness of screening, though no changes imminent.
11/22/2010 06:50 am
President Obama and Secretary Clinton sympathize with air travelers irked by intrusive security measures, including X-rays and body pat downs. But for now, things are unlikely to change.
11/21/2010 01:45 pm
Canada has had a stronger rebound,. But, as in the US, real estate appreciation is slowing.
11/20/2010 01:32 pm
At a Monitor breakfast with reporters, the chairmen of the presidential debt commission say that lawmakers will finally cut the deficit either because of a crisis or because they're listening to one another. Let's hope it is the latter.
11/19/2010 03:52 pm
Many new Republicans were elected on a platform of shrinking the federal government. The first big test of their sincerity it coming, with a vote on whether to let the US borrow more money to increase the national debt. Deficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson says he 'can't wait.'
11/19/2010 01:44 pm
Adm. Mike Mullen, America's top military officer, says the Pentagon is studying how – not whether – to end the 'don't ask, don't tell' ban on openly gay members. But some lawmakers are balking.
11/18/2010 04:43 pm