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  • How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?

    How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?
    If President Obama wants to use his last two years to further his agenda, here's something he could do that would both advance the cause of global security and save the country money: suspend plans to develop a new arsenal of American nuclear weapons.
  • Lawyers versus doctors in costly Prop. 46 campaign wars

    Lawyers versus doctors in costly Prop. 46 campaign wars
    A ballot initiative that pits lawyers against doctors has set off one of this year's fiercest campaign wars, a costly clash over increasing state limits on malpractice damages and imposing drug testing on physicians. Proposition 46 would raise the cap...

    'Fangate' delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate

    'Fangate' delays start of Rick Scott, Charlie Crist debate
    After a jaw-dropping beginning where Gov. Rick Scott initially refused to set foot on the stage for statewide, televised debate, Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist got down to business — attacking the other guy. On Twitter, the...

    An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare

    An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his party takes control of the Senate in the next election. This is a...

    U.S. budget deficit lowest since 2008: Treasury

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit fell by nearly a third to $483 billion in fiscal 2014, the lowest level since 2008, as a quickening economic recovery boosted tax collections and spending grew only modestly, the Treasury Department said....