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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Reducing drug sentences a big job for judiciary

    When a federal judicial panel voted this year to reduce the sentences of thousands of inmates serving time for federal drug crimes, the move won praise from the Justice Department and advocates for prisoners.
  • U.S. Army readiness up after budget cuts but improvement needed: Hagel

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday the U.S. Army has improved its combat readiness this year but is still short of what is needed to defend the nation with minimum risk after being hit with deep across-the-board...

    Rekha Basu: Uncompromising Congress a threat to national security

    Many of us around the country have had about enough of the intense political divisiveness showing up in campaign ads. But our angst apparently is nothing compared to the frustration being felt in the nation's capital on both sides of the political aisle....

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts
    — The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets. With health officials raising the prospect of...

    Pols trade blame for Ebola, but both parties cut budgets for health

    WASHINGTON The political blame game over the deadly Ebola virus is in full swing just weeks before the November elections with each side ignoring the facts. Several Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, contend that President...