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  • Obama defends legal reasoning behind his new immigration plan

    President Obama argued Sunday that his plan to suspend enforcement of U.S. immigration law for certain violators won't clear the path for a future Republican president to take similar executive actions regarding tax laws he or she doesn't like.
  • Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose

    Disability system for veterans strays far from its official purpose
    The room fell silent for seven minutes as Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth upbraided a government contractor. "Shame on you," the congresswoman scolded Braulio Castillo at an oversight hearing in Washington, D.C., last year, accusing the business owner...

    The congressional GOP sharpens its knives to attack scientific research

    The congressional GOP sharpens its knives to attack scientific research
    Nothing is easier, if you're a political philistine playing to an audience of anti-intellectual rubes, than to ridicule scientific research projects by caricature. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who frighteningly enough is chairman of the House Committee on...

    Sen. Coburn's 'Wastebook' has no likes

    Sen. Coburn's 'Wastebook' has no likes
    If you thought spending federal money to study shrimp running on an underwater treadmill was a stupid waste of your tax dollars, think again. Outgoing Sen. Tom Coburn, the physician and Oklahoma Republican, has outdone himself in his yearly search of...

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...