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  • Sen. Tom Coburn, nice guy or noxious guy?

    We've never met the man, so we're willing to stipulate that Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.), a physician who recently announced his early retirement from the Senate, is a sweetheart to have at a dinner party. That's the bottom line on Coburn offered by...
  • Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]

    Getting serious about a single payer system [Commentary]
    A single payer system — where the government pays for health costs — is now recognized by many in the U.S. as the best solution for our health care problems. It was taken "off the table" in 2009 by Sen. Max Baucus, A Montana Democrat who...
  • State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks

    State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks
    WASHINGTON — After a string of embarrassing confirmation hearings in which President Obama’s picks for ambassador displayed gaps of knowledge on the countries they were to serve in, the State Department has agreed to publish details on the...
  • Former troops storm Capitol Hill to fight suicides by veterans

    Former troops storm Capitol Hill to fight suicides by veterans
    In Iraq, Lauren Augustine operated unmanned aircraft on surveillance and reconnaissance missions for the Army's storied 1st Infantry Division. In Washington last week, Augustine and her fellow veterans stormed Capitol Hill for comrades they say are...
  • Outlook for renewal of key tax benefits is improving

    WASHINGTON — Here's some good news for homeowners worried that Congress will fail again to renew popular tax benefits for use in 2014 — especially those allowing for mortgage debt forgiveness, write-offs for energy-saving improvements and...
  • Ambassador Locke reflects on time in China as he heads for the exit

    Ambassador Locke reflects on time in China as he heads for the exit
    BEIJING -- As the United States' first Chinese American ambassador to China, Gary Locke made an impression on many ordinary people here with his down-to-earth ways – carrying his own backpack, paying for his Starbucks with a coupon and flying...
  • Senate confirms Max Baucus as new China ambassador

    Senate confirms Max Baucus as new China ambassador
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate easily confirmed one of its own Thursday, endorsing the nomination of longtime Montana Sen. Max Baucus as the new U.S. ambassador to China. The vote was unanimous, 96 to 0. Baucus voted “present.” The Democratic...
  • Gallup poll: Obama unpopular in states with key 2014 Senate contests

    A new Gallup poll suggested Monday why Republicans running in some of the most contested U.S. Senate races this year will be campaigning fiercely against President Obama, even as their Democratic counterparts strive to make the races about anything but...
  • China confronts U.S. envoy over cyber-spying accusations

    China confronts U.S. envoy over cyber-spying accusations
    China summoned the U.S. ambassador after the United States accused five Chinese military officers of hacking into American companies to steal trade secrets, warning Washington it could take further action, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The U.S....
  • Charles Blahous says I misquoted him. The record disagrees.

    Charles Blahous says I misquoted him. The record disagrees.
    Charles Blahous, one of the public trustees of Social Security, has been on the warpath over how I reported his views on the burning question of whether Social Security contributes to the federal deficit. This is an important question, because the...
  • Nelson pushes for passage of ID theft bill

    Nelson pushes for passage of ID theft bill
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is pushing for passage of his bill to toughen criminal penalties for thieves who steal identities to file for fake federal income tax refunds in light of two reports that showed Thursday the government potentially paid $3.6...