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The U.S. is caught up in three wars, a budget crisis and high unemployment. So what are Republican politicians working on? Cutting long-standing environmental regulations and shifting the burden of oversight from the federal to the state level.

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On Monday, another federal judge from our nation's south made a bid to squelch President Obama's big health care win from last year by arguing that the mandatory health insurance component of the law makes the whole thing unconstitutional.

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For-profit schools, some of which are accused of failing to properly educate while loading students with debt, have banded together to fight the introduction of three federal reforms.

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In his latest bid to chip away at our nation's trillion-dollar deficit, President Obama announced a new proposal Monday to freeze civilian federal employees' salaries for the next two years, pointing to the need for all Americans to "sacrifice" .

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In a “how in the world can this happen” moment, federal employees have been put on alert after it was discovered that a worker at the General Services Administration sent the names and Social Security numbers of the agency's entire staff to a private e-mail address, exposing 12,000 people to the threat of identity theft.

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Some metrics drawn from football metaphors might help to convey more clearly the magnitude of Judge Bolton’s ruling. If a lawsuit was scored like a football game, the score might be of this magnitude: United States 48, Arizona 6. If a lawsuit was scored like a football game, the score might be of this magnitude: United States 48, Arizona 6.

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The Justice Department, as expected, has decided to file a lawsuit seeking to shut down Arizona's SB 1070, a move that is likely to launch immigration even further into this year's election debate as conservatives rally around anti-immigrant sentiment in scrounging for votes.

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America's spend-a-thon has brought some inevitable consequences, not the least being that we now are looking at a federal budget deficit of more than $1 trillion for the first time ever, and that number is projected to nearly double by October.

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Funny how declarations made in the heat of campaign season can be later forgotten by our nation's elected officials. President Obama continued to do the reversal cha-cha late into the week with his decision to take up the very military tribunals he had sharply criticized before taking office.

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