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  • We'll save Australia...

     
    by Mark Silva Think of this as the post-Iraq war world. The world in which the Washington-arriving prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, made his career in opposition to the government of John Howard, who was a solid ally in......
  • D.C. Voting rights: Capital has a dream

     
    by Mark Silva The great, and disenfranchised, capital of the United States of America is looking at a long-sought dream today: The right to vote. For a member of Congress, that is. They just cannot have tough control - everything,......
  • Flag-draped coffins: Photography again

     
    by Mark Silva As flag-draped coffins came home from the war in Iraq, the Bush administration shielded them from public view, forbidding news photography. The Obama administration's Defense Department is changing course. The arrival of each casualty of the...
  • Ten for Wednesday: Day One for President Obama

     
    After an inaugural celebration befitting a historic landmark, President Barack Obama faces a set of tough challenges on Day One -- from managing the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to grappling with a financial crisis that seems to be......
  • Bill Clinton: GOP's 'only shot'

     
    by Mark Silva Record spending, record deficits - the president's proposed new federal budget offers Republican critics plenty of fodder. Broken records - that's what the Republicans are starting to sound like, according to former President Bill Clinton....
  • Talk emerges in Nassau of a DA endorsement deal

     
    Nassau Republicans are quietly talking about cross-endorsing District Attorney Kathleen Rice this November, much like Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota, another Democrat, has been cross-endorsed twice. They have a myriad of reasons: the GOP doesn???t...
  • White House: Joblessness down in 2010

     
    by Mark Silva A budget, any budget, is based on assumptions. And the $3.55-trillion budget that President Barack Obama unveiled today - combined with his projections of the government's ability to finance health care for more Americans and other new......
  • Taxing motorists by the mile: Inevitable

     
    by Mark Silva Taxing motorists by the miles driven, as opposed to gallons of gas consumed, is the way to go - according to a federal commission's report today. Trouble is, the White House already has deemed the idea of......
  • Obama's budget: $1.75-trillion deficit

     
    by Mark Silva and Julian Barnes and updated President Barack Obama, proposing his first new budget today - a $3.55-trillion plan delivering new record levels in both federal spending and deficits - called on Congress to make a commitment to......
  • Paterson, Skelos in new clash over $timulus shares

     
    Gov. Paterson today took a swipe at legislative leaders, such as Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), for urging regional equity in doling out federal stimulus dollars. ???We???re in an emergency, we???re in a crisis,??? Paterson...
  • Obama would fund plans with higher tax on $250G-plus

     
    Today's news is full of President Obama's intention to increase the top tax rate on households earning more than $250,000 to 39.6 percent from 35 percent. The idea is that this would fund an expansion of health care coverage.......