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Obama Takes to the Hustings to Defend Obamacare

President Barack Obama asked supporters to help educate the public about Obamacare Monday after enduring criticism for promising that anyone who liked their existing plan could keep it. President Obama is fighting back against arguments that he misled the American people when he made the case for congressional approval of his signature health care law. He and his aides say ...

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Hagel Warns Against Dangers of ‘Hubris’ in Military Might

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned against isolationist rhetoric during a speech at the Global Security Forum Tuesday morning. The secretary of Defense on Tuesday cautioned Americans, including those in Congress, not to ignore the rest of the globe at a time of revolution for the U.S. military. The world’s largest defense infrastructure is changing its weapons, strategies and checkbooks, while ...

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14 Investing Ideas for 2014

You’ve heard the phrase “past performance is not a guarantee of future returns” so often that it has probably lost its meaning. But it’s a good reminder as you look ahead to next year’s money plans. “This was an extraordinary year for stocks. Nobody expected them to be up 20 percent by now. But it was a very treacherous and ...

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Taiwan Should Be Wary of Growing Too Close to China

Taiwan’s former Vice President Vincent Siew, center, leaves after a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, Indonesia. Almost everyone supports the idea of Taiwan and China working to improve relations that have been nothing but rocky since the two nations split in 1949. But as bilateral ties gradually improve, Taiwan should be asking itself, “How close is ...

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Did White House Approve Surveillance on Merkel?

The National Security Agency says it did not inform the White House that the agency was eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone. The National Security Agency denies that it informed the White House about the agency’s surveillance on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but news reports quoting intelligence officials say the Obama administration approved the surveillance. [READ: White House Considers ...

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Immigration Reform Boosts Economic Recovery

Immigration reform should boost economic growth by 4.8 percent and reduce the country’s deficits by $1.2 trillion during the next two decades, according to a new Bipartisan Policy Center study. As a comprehensive immigration reform bill hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill, a new Bipartisan Policy Center study shows an aggressive overhaul could boost the country’s anemic economic recovery. ...

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Court to Hear Family of Joe Paterno's Lawsuit Against the NCAA

A judge will hear a lawsuit by late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s family challenging the NCAA’s sanctions imposed against the university in response to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation scandal. A court will hear the lawsuit against the NCAA by the family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno challenging sanctions imposed against the ...

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Don’t Bet on a Budget Compromise After the Shutdown Deal

If anyone is expecting Santa to bring congressional negotiators the gift of compromise this Christmas to avoid more fiscal drama when the spending and debt limit extensions expire in January and February – don’t. Jolly Old Claus long ago put our gang of little legislative rascals on the coal list. The oft-cited maxim “past behavior predicts future behavior” will hold ...

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George Takei Calls Congress 'National Nuthouse'

George Takei, most famous for playing Lt. Hikaru Sulu on “Star Trek,” spoke about gay rights and the government shutdown at the National Press Club Friday. You know you are a big deal when your face is on a cookie! Plenty of “Star Trek” fans attended a speech Friday at the National Press Club given by gay rights activist and ...

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Ted Cruz's Shutdown Strategy Still Winning Him Points in Texas

Sen.Ted Cruz’s favorability rating among tea party voters jumped nearly 30 percentage points following the shutdown, a sentiment echoed by his conservative constituents in Texas. Before, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, launched a 21-hour talk-a-thon on the Senate floor or encouraged the House of Representatives to stand firm in its position to repeal and delay the Affordable Care Act at any ...

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