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McConnell Urges Obama to Play the 'Crazy Republicans' Card on Taxes

The Senate Republican leader says that if both sides take significant risks in debt talks, neither side may suffer politically.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:40pm

The Obamas Start Stumping for the 2012 Campaign

The Obamas delivered 2012 stump speeches at Democratic National Committee fundraisers in Miami and and Los Angeles Monday, reminding supporters that "We are not done," as the first lady said. President Obama is working to win back the Democratic donors who've soured on him since 2008, reminding them that "Big changes don't happen overnight.... The reason we're here today is because our work is not done."

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 11:40am

New Mexico's GOP Sleeper Senate Candidate

Three may be a crowd, but that's not stopping underdog candidate Greg Sowards from trying to leave an imprint on the GOP Senate race in New Mexico.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 11:40am

The Race Not to Create Jobs

Tony Auth comments on election-year politics.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 11:40am

Hack of IMF Data Raises Global Worries

As world leaders grapple with the news that unidentified hackers have infiltrated the International Monetary Fund and obtained a large quantity of data, some computer security and financial services experts speculated that such an attack on U.S. financial regulatory agencies would not likely originate in China.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:40am

Agencies Asked to Cut Performance Awards

Federal agencies must scale back bonuses paid to Senior Executive Service members and other senior-level employees for the next two years, according to Obama administration officials.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:40am

Women, Minorities Make Gains in Senior Government Jobs

The number of women and minorities in senior-level jobs increased in fiscal 2010, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:40am

GRAPHIC: Breaking Down the Republican Debate

Despite the Republican mantra of smaller government, "government" was one of the most used words during the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire on June 13.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:40am

All Agencies Looped Into Campaign to Cut Government Waste

Vice President Biden on Monday announced the launch of a Campaign to Cut Government Waste, creating an oversight board modeled on the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, which used a central website to track federal stimulus money.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:40am

The GOP's Magical, Mystical Relationship With Business

No matter how little we tax or regulate business, it is very unlikely that we are going to see consistent 5 percent year-on-year growth in a mature economy with an aging population. 

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 10:40am