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    "We absolutely have to look at other ways" to pay for infrastructure, one former state official said. "There's only so much bonding you can do."

  • American healthcare reform

    As the House prepares to vote on Obama's health-care reform this week, critics of the new law are mounting their own challenge to Obama's interpretation of a key provision.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney says the June jobs numbers show a new president is needed and "this kick in the gut has got to end." President Barack Obama is blaming Republicans and "the stalemate" in Washington.

  • Rupert Murdoch

    Mr. Murdoch has never been particularly impressed with Mr. Romney, friends and associates of both men say. The two times Mr. Romney visited the editorial board of The Journal, Mr. Murdoch did not work very hard to conceal his lack of excitement. “There was zero enthusiasm, no engagement,” said one Journal staff member who was at the most recent meeting in December the New York Times reports.

  • Police display almost 4,700 kilos of diverse drugs, cocaine and derivatives, seized in the last fifteen days by the Peruvian police drug enforcement agency, in Lima on May 7, 2010. Almost 4,000 kg of cocaine mixed with powdered sulfur, valued in USD 140 million, were seized in a container being shipped to Europe by sea. Drug trafficking in Peru generates revenues of USD 22,000 million (17 percent of the U.S. GDP) each year, representing an increase of between 3,000 and 4,000 million dollars over

    When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America, the New York Times reports.

  • American healthcare reform

    It looks like a tax, smells like a tax, and the Supreme Court says it must be a tax. But politicians in both parties are squirming over how to define "it."

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    A Democratic super PAC and a major labor union are joining forces and reserving nearly $20 million in ad time for the fall in a bid to topple Republicans from power in the U.S. House.

  • Barack Obama

    While Americans under 30 are still inclined to support President Obama by a wide margin, the president may face a particular challenge among voters ages 18 to 24 with views shaped largely by the recession, The New York Times reports.

  • Mitt Romney

    With the unemployment report for June due in one week, and the general election a bit more than four months away, the job indicators for the pre-election season remain fragile, according to the latest weekly analysis from Moody's Analytics, the New York Times reports.

  • Mitt Romney response to Supreme Court health care ruling.

    Mitt Romney's campaign says it has raised more than $4 million within 24 hours of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health-care law. The White House, meanwhile, is urging congressional Democrats to engage Republicans in a fight over taxes

  • Rand Paul

    The Supreme Court's historic ruling may have settled the legality of Obamacare, but it hardly ended the debate about the law.

  • Mitt Romney response to Supreme Court health care ruling.

    President Barack Obama called the Supreme Court's ruling upholding his health-care reform "a victory for people across the country," while Mitt Romney said he will work "on my first day as president" to repeal the law if he's elected in November.

  • President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law is a crucial election-year victory for the Democratic incumbent.  It also marks a pivotal point in the presidential race.

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    New York's attorney general is investigating contributions to tax-exempt groups that are heavily involved in political campaigns, focusing on a case involving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The New York Times reports.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    Obama and Romney remain locked in a close race for the White House but Obama has improved his standing in the swing states, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows.

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    With many cities now preoccupied with other crushing costs — pension obligations, retiree health care, accumulated unpaid bills — a sudden call to honor a long-forgotten bond guarantee can be a bolt from the blue, precipitating a crisis. The New York Times reports.

  • U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections and has backed Arizona police checks of immigration status.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    New financial filings show that super PACS supporting Mitt Romney and his party are widening the money gap over struggling pro-Democratic organizations.

  • S President Barack Obama watches his shot as he plays golf on the 9th hole at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii, December 28, 2010.

    One of the biggest banks in the world wants the president's favorite banker muzzled, The New York Times reports.

  • Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    With the presidential race largely focused on the economy and the budget, both candidates are at times stretching the truth, using statistics without context, exaggerating their own records and misrepresenting their opponent’s, the New York Times reports.