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Are we about to go over a fiscal cliff? It's looking more likely, but it may not be as alarming as it sounds. Here are three things you need to know about the impending crisis over the so-called fiscal cliff, the combination of tax increases and...
Los Angeles TimesGen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal. It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
Los Angeles TimesSecond terms have rarely been kind to American presidents. Our last two-term leader, George W. Bush, ended his tenure with a financial crash so disastrous that his own party has tried to erase him from memory. Bush’s predecessor, Bill Clinton, was...
Los Angeles TimesThere are two ways that Wednesday’s debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, could change the course of the presidential campaign. One would be for Romney to find an effective way to frame his pitch to...
Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day. About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...
Tags: Armed Forces, Politics, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Afghanistan
Politicians haven't always been allergic to gun control, not even Republicans. In 1968, after the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and the Rev.Martin Luther King Jr., Congress — on a bipartisan vote — outlawed gun sales to felons and...
Politicians haven't always been allergic to gun control, not even Republicans. In 1968, after the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Congress - on a bipartisan vote - outlawed guns sales to felons and the...
Tags: Laws, Dianne Feinstein, Politics, Barack Obama, Gun Control
When the Olympic Games began almost 30 centuries ago in ancient Greece, rulers of city-states proclaimed an "Olympic truce," a ban on warfare to allow athletes, poets and spectators to attend without getting speared. It would be nice to think that this...
On paper, June looked like a bad month for President Barack Obama. It began with a gaffe, his lighthearted comment that "the private sector is doing fine." Then the Federal Reserve revised its growth forecast downward, making it clear that 8 percent...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Advertising
Here's an issue that hasn't been debated much in the presidential campaign, but ought to be: How much should we spend on defense? President Barack Obama has proposed keeping the Pentagon budget essentially flat for the next 10 years. Mitt Romney, by...
In this pivotal election year, fellow citizens, I give you a chilling vision of two Americas. One America is the swing states, the dozen or so states that don’t fall into the Democratic or Republican camps and will ultimately decide the...
Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending. Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
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