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Nov 06 2012
A sharply divided America awarded President Barack Obama a second term Tuesday, choosing him over Republican Mitt Romney to lead the repair of an economy that by far remains the countrys biggest concern, the Washington Post projects.Washington Post
Nov 10 2020
Until now, smooth transitions of power had been a hallmark of U.S. democracy. The pandemic, economic recession, and national racial reckoning make the threat of a contested election – and rocky transition – all the more consequential.
The Trump White House’s decision to block routine actions that would facilitate a transition to a Biden administration has added a new layer of turmoil toChristian Science Monitor
Feb 11 2013
Policymakers could stabilize the public debt over the coming decade with $1.5 trillion in additional deficit savings, according to the Centers updated calculations, which are based on the new budget projections that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released this week.Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Apr 16 2020
It started as a simple exchange between friends.
Ariel Brown, a medical scientist, knew that her Arlington neighbor, an ICU doctor, was worried about his residents’ well-being long before the coronavirus crisis. So in the midst of the pandemic, on March 21, she sent Dan Saddawi-Konefka, the anesthesia residency program director at Massachusetts General Hospital, a text asking how sheThe Boston Globe
Jan 25 2013
Sen. John F. Kerry breezed through the hearing Thursday on his nomination as the Obama administrations new secretary of state, facing few tough questions and vowing to mind the image the U.S. projects in a post-9/11 world.Washington Times
Dec 17 2020
Nearly 900,000 workers applied for jobless benefits last week, extending recent increases in another sign the economy is entering a winter slowdown.
Unemployment claims rose to 885,000 from 862,000 a week earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday.
More broadly, claims are down sharply from a peak of nearly 7 million in March, but the four-week moving average, which smooths outWall Street Journal (News)
Jul 29 2020
Faced with a disgruntled climate voter during the primary season who wanted him to be tougher on the oil and gas industry, Joe Biden shot him one of his infamous “why don’t you go vote for someone else” responses.
But that was six months ago.
Now, as the presumptive Democratic nominee, Biden’s environmental credentials are on the upswing, and not just because his presidentialThe Guardian
Nov 06 2020
Anatol Lieven explains how strategic empathy is supposed to work:
This kind of empathy has very valuable consequences for foreign policy. It makes for an accurate assessment of another state establishment’s goals based on its own thoughts, rather than a picture of those goals generated by one’s own fears and hopes; above all, it permits one to identify the difference between the vitalThe American Conservative
May 18 2021
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Mississippi’s appeal in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization to decide the fate of the state’s Gestational Age Act. That law, passed in 2018 and held in limbo ever since by the courts, bans abortions after 15 weeks except “in a medical emergency or in case of a severe fetal abnormality.” Nothing in the text or history of the Constitution barsNational Review (News)
Oct 16 2019
According to new figures: more than the federal government will spend over the coming decade on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid combined.
Senator Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to answer repeated questions at last night’s debate about how she would fund Medicare for All underscores the challenge she faces finding a politically acceptable means to meet the idea’s huge price tag—aThe Atlantic