Democrats and Republicans are anxious to get $300 to $1,200 in tax-rebate checks to wage earners by spring.
The American Geophysical Union's warning reflects an increasingly vocal scientific community.
Radical goals for 2020 boost renewable energy and cut emissions sharply.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee defended the GOP's '08 prospects at Wednesday's Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters.
A top operative of Mexico's infamous Sinaloa cartel was arrested Monday.
Rising entitlement costs and Iraq war expenses take a back seat to shorter-term stimulus plans.
Three 767s will start running the technology in April, but experts question this use of homeland-security resources.
Cubans voted for 614 candidates running unopposed in Sunday's parliamentary poll.
Deployment of 3,200 marines will help, analysts say, but will not provide the kind of counterinsurgency now needed there.