Afghan War: Remote Base Sees Nonstop Battle

By MARTHA RADDATZ KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2010 About 700 U.S. soldiers live at Camp Joyce, nestled along the Pakistan border

December 6th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Global Warming Skeptics to Take Key House Energy, Science Chairs

By RUSSELL GOLDMAN Dec.

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Obama Poised to Break Campaign Vow, Extend Tax Cuts

By DAVID KERLEY and MARY BRUCE WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2010 President Obama appears poised to break one of his biggest campaign promises and agree to extend tax cuts to all Americans, not just those who make $250,000 or less, something Republicans have been demanding for months

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Exclusive: Gen. Petraeus Denies Resignation Threat, Backs Karzai

« Previous | Main December 05, 2010 6:31 PM In his first interview since the latest WikiLeaks document dump, General David Petraeus brushed aside reports that Afghanistan's former Vice President left the country with $52 million in cash. And he denied rumors that he threatened to resign after Afghan President Karzai criticized his battle tactics in a Washington Post interview. Here’s the full exchange: George Stephanopoulos: Let me ask you about some of the other challenges we face.  And some of them revealed by these WikiLeaks revelations over the last several days, starting with corruption.  Yesterday President Karzai said this claim in the-- in the documents that-- former vice president Massoud tried to leave the country with $52 million is just not true.  Is he right

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Exclusive: Gen. Petraeus Denies Resignation Threat, Backs Karzai

« Previous | Main December 05, 2010 6:31 PM In his first interview since the latest WikiLeaks document dump, General David Petraeus brushed aside reports that Afghanistan's former Vice President left the country with $52 million in cash. And he denied rumors that he threatened to resign after Afghan President Karzai criticized his battle tactics in a Washington Post interview. Here’s the full exchange: George Stephanopoulos: Let me ask you about some of the other challenges we face.  And some of them revealed by these WikiLeaks revelations over the last several days, starting with corruption.  Yesterday President Karzai said this claim in the-- in the documents that-- former vice president Massoud tried to leave the country with $52 million is just not true.  Is he right?

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Political Insights: Democrats, Obama Set to Cave on Taxes

ANALYSIS By RICK KLEIN WASHINGTON, Dec.05, 2010 Even a shellacking couldn't leave enough gloss to make things move on Capitol Hill. The slow-motion lurch toward a conclusion of the current session of Congress has hardly provided surprises -- including the failed weekend Senate votes on tax cuts that all involved agreed were only symbolic anyway. While the final results of negotiations between the White House and congressional leaders won't be known for another week or two, the broad outlines have become clear -- and are testing the relationships among Democrats who are set to cede control over the House in a month's time

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Shelling Attacks Sways South Korean Perspective

By CALUM MACLEOD SEOUL, Dec. 4, 2010 North Korea's shelling of a South Korean island appears to have pushed public opinion in the South from conciliation toward calls for a cutoff of aid, a beefing up of military capabilities and rejection of Chinese intervention. Opinion polls show that a greater percentage of South Koreans prefer military action against the North than did following the sinking of the South Korean ship Cheonan in March that cost the lives of 46 sailors.

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Obama Rallies Troops in Afghanistan: We’re ‘Tired of Playing Defense’

By JAKE TAPPER and KAREN TRAVERS BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Dec.

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$4 Trillion Deficit Reduction Plan a No-Go

December 03, 2010 12:41 PM From ABC News’ Arlette Saenz: Despite receiving a majority endorsement, the president’s deficit commission failed to obtain the 14 vote supermajority needed to pass its $4 trillion deficit reduction proposal as the “official” plan of the commission to Congress.  Only 11 commission members voted in support of the plan, but in spite of the lack of votes, the co-chairmen touted the bi-partisan nature behind today’s vote. “A strong bi-partisan coalition has already voted for this plan, while each has reservations,” co-chairman Erskine Bowles said, “all believe, I think that by voting yes, this plan will make an important first step forward in proving something, in proving that our nation understands the peril of our ever increasing deficits and that our leaders, you all, are prepared to do something real, something important to address it.” Three Republican senators -  Sens. Tom Coburn, Mike Crapo and Judd Gregg - joined two Democratic senators – Sen.

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Senate Showdown Over Tax Cuts

By MATT JAFFE and HUMA KHAN Dec. 3, 2010 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he plans to hold two tax cut votes on Democratic proposals Saturday after a bipartisan deal to have four votes in the Senate collapsed. The two Saturday votes will be on the House-passed bill to extend tax cuts for Americans earning under $250,000 a year and another from Sen.

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