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Factcheck: Rick Perry flubs oil facts

Rick Perry has made false or exaggerated claims on U.S. oil imports, the federal debt, Social Security and the federal health care law.... Read more»1

Warren Buffett asks Congress to stop 'coddling' super-rich

In a The New York Times op-ed published Monday, Warren Buffett wrote that “[m]y friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress,” and called for tax increases for Americans who make more than $1 million. Most of those people, he claimed, “wouldn’t mind” being told to pay more taxes.... Read more»5

Smart v. Stupid

Broken government: The speech Obama should give

In recent speeches, President Obama has begun to tackle the issue of Republican obstructionism. But here is speech he ought to be giving.... Read more»3

Think again

NPR: Still bending over backward

NPR needs to take a good hard look at whether its decision-making processes, whether on news content or on personal matters, are driven more by public relations concerns or by journalistic ones.... Read more»1

Why looming budget battles may still shut down gov’t

The SEC, EPA and Department of Health and Human Services could face partial shutdowns this fall, as a politically polarized Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to approve a new federal budget.... Read more»

Who bankrolls the Super Congress?

The Super Congress has its work cut out: Twelve lawmakers, including Arizona’s Sen. Jon Kyl, have been tapped to identify more than $1 trillion in spending cuts in an autumn marathon never before seen in Washington.... Read more»


Changes in Mexico impacting U.S. immigration policy

What will happen to migration flows from Mexico once the recession ends and the American economy revs up again? To answer this question, we must understand a lesser-known story: how much Mexico itself has changed over the last few decades and what these changes will mean for the future.... Read more»2


A modern-day house call

The IAH health care delivery model is designed to focus on the growing number of people with high cost multiple chronic conditions. It not only provides primary care to these patients in their homes, but it also coordinates their care when they have to go to the hospital or nursing home.... Read more»


Why Foreign Corrupt Practices Act may be News Corp.'s next worry

The allegations against News Corp. of wide-scale corruption and obstruction of justice could violate a much bigger law than hacking: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.... Read more»


It's time to face the ugly truth about the U.S. economy

As Wall Street tumbled, pundits and prophets of doom pointed their fingers at Standard & Poor’s downgrade of U.S. debt. Those on the political right pointed barbed tongues at President Barack Obama and his policies, and by the end of the day, all the main stock market indexes on Wall Street pointed markedly lower.... Read more»


Mortgage servicers spend millions on political contributions

As the financial markets roil, one of the critical factors weighing down the U.S. economy is the flood of home foreclosures. Thursday’s crash underscores how difficult it will be for the economy to make significant strides while the housing market is still in tatters.... Read more»


Border: Safer than ever

Why hasn’t the story of this transformation penetrated the national dialogue? Rather than acknowledge the remarkable advances, immigration reform opponents level sensational—and often patently false—claims meant to scare the public about border violence and insecurity.... Read more»


Imagine primary care without costly insurance

A small but growing number of doctors are figuring out they and their patients can do quite well without the middleman. If this nascent trend catches on, insurance executives might soon discover that they have been “disintermediated.”... Read more»

As kids keep dying in car trunks, GM fix is elusive

Nearly 10 years after the federal government mandated interior trunk releases in new autos, older cars never equipped with the safety devices continue to kill children drawn by curiosity into a little-known hazard.... Read more»

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