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George W. Bush’s legacy by the numbers

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With the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas today, historians and political pundits are taking a second look at the 43rd president’s legacy. We’d like to offer you a dispassionate view of the Bush record, culled from objective data. Here’s a sampling: ECONOMIC GROWTH: GDP growth, adjusted for inflation, for each   [Read More]

Ten ways you could feel Friday’s $85B federal budget cuts

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Poll: Americans tell GOP leaders to take a hike off the fiscal cliff

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It’s worse than Republicans thought. The first national poll conducted after the fiscal cliff deal finds that Americans overwhelmingly believe President Obama won the game of political chicken along the ledge of the “fiscal cliff.” Then there’s the bad news for the GOP. Just 19 percent of Americans approve of the way Republicans handled the [...] [Read More]

Sen. Coburn thinks we can trim Pentagon spending — like the beef jerky research and study of tweeters’ slang

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Tom Coburn, the Republican senator from Oklahoma, sees things a little differently from his colleagues on the right. He thinks the Department of Defense could save at least $67.9 billion over a decade by making cuts to DOD expenses that actually have very little to do with defense. [Read More]