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  • WH moves ahead on IL prison purchase

     
    by Christi Parsons The Obama administration will purchase the Thomson prison in rural western Illinois even if Congress doesn't approve the president's plan to lock up terror suspects there, a key official at the Justice Department said Monday. Lawmakers are..
  • White House spending freeze: Discretion

     
    by Mark Silva and updated In an attempt to confront growing public frustration with out-of-control federal spending in the wake of a recession that has cost millions of American jobs and a special election that has cost the White House...

    Bush 'preemptive strike' doctrine eyed

     
    by Mark Silva Don't start, don't strike: There are more than a few policies under review at the Pentagon these days. The Pentagon is reviewing the Bush administration's doctrine of preemptive military strikes with an eye to modifying or possibly...

    Obama's budget: What's up, what's down

     
    by Mark Silva There's a lot of talk about a "three-year freeze'' here in Washington this week, on the heels of another winter snowstorm. But the White House readily allows that the freeze in "discretionary spending'' that it proposes for...

    Don't ask, don't tell: Admiral for repeal

     
    by Julian E. Barnes The nation's top uniformed officer said today that he supports allowing gays to serve openly the military, providing a powerful voice of support for President Obama call to lift the legal ban on their service. Launching...