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Just in time for tax day, the Congressional Budget Office delivered a pleasant surprise. Based on current law, the national debt will grow by $286 billion less during the next decade than the CBO projected only two months ago.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:34pm

Tens of millions of Americans have been affected by the theft of their personal information in the digital age.

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:53pm

Civil rights activists might not be able to stop Republicans from seeking electoral advantage by passing unnecessary voter ID laws. Sixteen states already require photo identification at the polls.

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 5:07pm

If electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes, live up to their potential, millions of nicotine addicts in the United States will use them. To some public health advocates, that sounds terrible.

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:52pm

For nearly three weeks after announcing the annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin held off on further dismemberment of Ukraine. No doubt he was measuring the West's reaction to the first forcible change of borders in Europe since 1945.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:10pm

Critics scoffed - and not altogether without reason - when President Obama vowed to make major progress on domestic policy through the use of his executive power alone.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:45pm

For me, feminism is all about having the choice to be whoever you want. As several hot-button stories from around the country this week show, finding out who you are starts as a child – boy or girl. This week, 9-year-old Grayson Bruce made the rounds on morning talk shows after his school told him...

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:34am

The Obama administration’s Middle East diplomacy has degenerated from a bid to conclude a final Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement this month to an attempt to win agreement on a preliminary “framework” to a desperate race to prevent the talks from collapsing. According to widespread reports ...

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:33pm

Wondering why General Motors went bankrupt and needed a taxpayer bailout? Just consider the Chevrolet Cobalt.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:18pm

Politicians in Virginia and Maryland have squared off over which state will be home to a sprawling new headquarters for the FBI, to replace the brutalist J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, where it has been since 1975.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:22am