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Nation Feb 11Lessons from Downton Abbey about women and money
Not only are American women less financially savvy than American men, they also report lower confidence in their financial literacy. The same is true across market-driven economies in Europe. But that's not an altogether bad thing. Look no farther than…
Politics Feb 11As Obama requests military force, a brief history of war power
Today in the Morning Line: Details emerge of Obama’s request to Congress for military authorization to fight the Islamic State group A brief history of war power tension The U.S. hasn’t declared war since WWII, plus all 11 times…
Politics Feb 10A little bipartisanship begins to show in Washington
Don’t get us wrong, Morning Line is not painting a picture of blossoming bipartisanship at the U.S. Capitol. But, slowly, quietly, a few green shoots are sprouting, nearly unnoticed in the shadow of dark (also true) headlines about partisan divide.
Politics Feb 09Decision time for President Obama on arming Ukraine
President Obama’s meeting today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington is fraught with all kinds of geopolitical consequences.
Nation Feb 06Why a higher unemployment rate may be good news for the economy
The unemployment rate increased from 5.6 to 5.7 percent in the first month of 2015, but economists greeted that as good news. Even more encouraging, the economy added 257,000 jobs in January and average hourly earnings were up 12 cents.
Politics Feb 05With an eye on the primary, Jeb Bush signals a campaign against liberalism
One of the potential criticisms of Jeb Bush as a presidential candidate is that he doesn’t have the “fire in the belly,” that he’s been out of the game. Well, he was no Fred Thompson at his speech and following…
Politics Feb 04Why shutting down Homeland Security won’t affect Obama’s immigration executive action
Today in the Morning Line: If DHS shut down, 85 percent of the agency’s workers would still work That includes the agency tasked with carrying out the president’s immigration executive action Some things would stop, including FEMA disaster planning,…
Nation Feb 03What’s in your supplement?
For the first time, law enforcement is going after major retailers and drugstore chains selling herbal remedies that aren't all they're advertised to be.
Politics Feb 03Vaccines, measles and science cause issues in 2016 Republican presidential primary
Today in the Morning Line: Christie, Paul waffle on vaccines Christie walks it back; Paul goes further Ben Carson goes the other way, saying vaccines are necessary and “safe” House Republicans vote for the 56th time on whether to…
Politics Feb 02Why Romney’s third quest for the presidency went up in smoke so quickly, and who gains
Today in the Morning Line: The air comes out of the Romney balloon Bush, Christie, Rubio likely benefit Walker, though, is the one with the momentum Budget day! What’s in Obama’s budget? Well, that ended quickly: We apparently are…