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  • Public Pensions, Once Off Limits, Face Budget Cuts Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 6:47 AM ET
    Pension

    Conventional wisdom and the laws and constitutions of many states have long held that the pensions being earned by current government workers are untouchable. But as the fiscal crisis has lingered, officials have begun to take a second look, to see whether there might be loopholes allowing them to cut the pension benefits of current employees. The New York Times reports.

  • Threat of Military Action Necessary for Libya: Clinton Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 11:39 AM ET

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Muammar Gaddafi has left the world no choice but to threaten military action against him.

  • Life on the Run For Democrats In Union Fights Thursday, 24 Feb 2011 | 8:28 AM ET
    Protesters fill the courtyard and steps outside the State Capitol building on February 16, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protesters were demonstrating against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers.

    The 14 Wisconsin state senators who left the state to prevent a key vote are adjusting to living with less in hotels and keeping a low profile., reports the New York Times reports.

  • Obama Dispatches Clinton for Talks on Libya Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 5:35 PM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    President Obama is condemning the violence in Libya and dispatching Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Geneva for international talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed. He says he's directed his administration to prepare a full range of options to respond.

  • A Tunisian-Egyptian Link That Shook Arab History Monday, 14 Feb 2011 | 10:53 AM ET
    Man carrying Facebook sign, reading "Thank you youth of Egypt" and "We are holding our ground.  We are not going to leave" at bottom.

    A two-year collaboration of dissidents gave birth to a new force — a pan-Arab youth movement dedicated to spreading democracy in a region without it, the New York Times reports.

  • G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher Tenure Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | 10:45 AM ET
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

    Seizing on a national anxiety over poor student performance, many governors are taking aim at a bedrock tradition of public schools: teacher tenure, the New York Times reports.

  • A Region’s Unrest Scrambles U.S. Foreign Policy Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    Egyptian demonstrators protest in central Cairo amidst tear gas fire by Egyptian police to demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak and calling for reforms.

    As the Obama administration confronts the spectacle of angry protesters and baton-wielding riot police officers from Tunisia to Egypt to Lebanon, it is groping for a plan to deal with an always-vexing region that is now suddenly spinning in dangerous directions. The New York Times reports.

  • Police Visited Tucson Supect's Home Before Rampage Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 | 7:37 AM ET
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona

    The police were sent to the home where Jared L. Loughner lived with his family on more than one occasion before the attack here on Saturday that left a congresswoman fighting for her life and six others dead, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said on Tuesday. The New York Times reports.

  • Arizona Shooting Suspect Waives Bail Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 5:17 AM ET
    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona

    Jared L. Loughner, his head shaved bare and his hands and feet in restraints, was led Monday into a federal courtroom, where he agreed not to contest his continued imprisonment but offered no hint of how he would respond to the murder and attempted murder charges linking him to the Tucson shootings that left six dead and 14 injured. The New York Times reports.

  • Bloodshed Puts New Focus on Vitriol in Politics Sunday, 9 Jan 2011 | 11:16 AM ET
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    The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others at a neighborhood meeting in Arizona on Saturday set off what is likely to be a wrenching debate over anger and violence in American politics. The New York Times reports.

  • New Voters May Sway Fed Actions Monday, 27 Dec 2010 | 8:26 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    As the Federal Reserve debates whether to scale back, continue or expand its $600 billion effort to nurse the economic recovery, four men will have a newly prominent role in influencing the central bank’s path, the New York Times reports.

  • Part of the administration’s strategy has been to ramp up border and workplace enforcement to attract Republican votes for the overhaul. The vote on Saturday made it clear that strategy has not succeeded so far. The New York Times reports.

  • Senate Ends Military Ban on Gays Serving Openly Sunday, 19 Dec 2010 | 9:11 AM ET
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    The Senate voted to strike down the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military.  The New York Times reports.

  • When GOP Takes Over House, Budget Battle Begins Saturday, 18 Dec 2010 | 9:17 AM ET
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    The collapse of a government-wide spending package in the final days of this Congressional session sets up a politically charged fiscal showdown early next year, testing the determination of Republicans, the  New York Times reports.

  • Rep. Ron Paul, GOP Loner, Comes In From Cold Monday, 13 Dec 2010 | 6:12 AM ET
    Ron Paul

    Colleagues are beginning to credit Ron Paul with some wisdom — or at least acknowledging his passionate following. The New York Times reports.

  • Tax Deal Suggests New Path for Obama Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | 7:23 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    President Obama announced a tentative deal with Congressional Republicans on Monday to extend the Bush-era tax cuts at all income levels for two years as part of a package that would also keep benefits flowing to the long-term unemployed, cut payroll taxes for all workers for a year and take other steps to bolster the economy, the New York Times reports.

  • President Barack Obama

    The deal calls for jobless aid and tax breaks, but it is unclear how much leverage the White House has, the New York Times reports.

  • Ex-House Leader DeLay Convicted of Money Laundering Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | 9:00 AM ET
    Gavel

    Tom DeLay, one of the most powerful and divisive Republican lawmakers ever to come out of Texas, was convicted Wednesday of money-laundering charges in a state trial, five years after his indictment here forced him to resign as majority leader in the House of Representatives, the New York Times reports.

  • Warren Buffett's Letter to Uncle Sam Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 | 6:03 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    "Well, Uncle Sam, you delivered," Warren Buffett wrote in a letter published in the New York Times. "Just as there is a fog of war, there is a fog of panic — and, overall, your actions were remarkably effective. "

  • Vote Over California Marijuana Goes Down to the Wire Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | 10:07 AM ET
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    It is the home stretch in the battle over Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would legalize and regulate marijuana in California, and at “Yes” headquarters in downtown Oakland last week, young volunteers were hustling for votes.