September 2011

Sep 29, 2011

Feds: Alleged terror plotter never posed threat to public

by Pete Williams, NBC News

A Massachusetts man whose elaborate plan to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol involved using remote-controlled airplanes filled with explosives never posed a danger to the public, officials said.   Watch video

Justice Dept. asks high court to look at health care law

by Joan Biskupic, USA Today

The Obama administration on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of a requirement that most Americans buy health insurance by 2014, paving the way for a ruling in the middle of the 2012 presidential election campaign.   Read more

Sep 28, 2011

Republican Primary Calendar Takes Shape

By Jeff Zeleny, New York Times

The unrelenting clamor about the possibility of new candidates joining the Republican presidential race may be overlooking one important number: 100.

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The Christie Shuffle

By John Dickerson, Slate

Round and round the speculation has swirled over whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will jump into the presidential race. After his speech Tuesday night, only one conclusion is possible: Chris Christie is not running for president until such time as he decides he will run for president, which he might announce in a sentence that abuts a previous one denying that he's running for president. Twice he was asked about his intentions. Once he seemed to say he wasn't running. The second time he suggested he was considering it. The effect could only have been improved if he had spoken while circling a mulberry bush. 

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Arnould: Europe Needs to Manage Wars Independently of U.S.

By James Kitfield, National Journal

On his final swan-song tour of Europe this past summer, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates issued what amounted to a primal scream of frustration from a Cold War warrior who tried to lead the NATO alliance in a time of war, only to discover that it stubbornly remains less than the sum of its parts. Unless European nations stopped slashing defense spending, he warned, the trans-Atlantic alliance faced the “real possibility of a dim, if not dismal future.”

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Perry's Not the Only GOP Star to Support Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants' Kids

by Beth Reinhard, National Journal

With Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry under attack for supporting tuition breaks for children of illegal immigrants, former Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday offered some solidarity by calling a similar proposal in Florida “fair policy."  Read more

Sep 27, 2011

On the Trail: September 13-14

As the Republican candidates and President Obama hit the road, Washington Week tracks moments from the campaign trail.

September 13 - 14

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On the Trail: August 25

As the Republican candidates and President Obama hit the road, Washington Week tracks moments from the campaign trail.

August 25

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On the Trail: August 19-21

As the Republican candidates and President Obama hit the road, Washington Week tracks moments from the campaign trail.

August 19-21:

 

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