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The SwampBy Andrew Zajac In 2001, John McCain helped found a northern Virginia think tank that has frequently taken policy positions that dovetail with his and provided paychecks to key political associates. The Reform Institute also has bent and may have broken...
The SwampCharles Black Jr., a top adviser to the McCain campaign, has been the subject of unflattering ads in recent days by the Barack Obama campaign connected to his lobbying for Chinese and Russian oil companies. But Black's largely-overlooked lobbying for a...
The SwampPaul Weyrich prepares to chair a Free Congress Foundation meeting, November 14, 2007, in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Councill/MCT) by Frank James Paul Weyrich, one of the best-known leaders of the conservative movement, died this morning at age 66 from......
Tags: Government, National Government
The Swampby Frank James Andrew Cordesman, one of the Washington's top national-security experts, asks and attempts to answer some questions on a lot of people's minds right now: how does the fighting in Gaza stop and what can the U.S. do......
The Swampby Paul Richter and Christi Parsons President Obama begins two days of talks today with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan to hastily overhaul a painstakingly developed security strategy that was unveiled only five weeks ago but is already badly........
Tags: Government, Terrorism, Hillary Clinton, Defense, Civil Unrest
The SwampBy Jim Tankersley This is the story of a Spanish study that rankled green groups last year as the House debated climate legislation, and of how the Energy Department came to publish a "rebuttal" of that study - touching off......
WASHINGTON -- For most Americans, Europe is out of sight and out of mind. We figure that the worst of its debt crisis has passed. Italy has a new government. To mute social unrest, some countries are slightly relaxing austerity policies. The European...
Tags: Government, Italy, Bonds, Finance, Spain
WASHINGTON -- The discouraging March employment report, with a job increase of only 88,000, raises questions well beyond the dreary state of today's labor market. Prolonged high unemployment may be silently shredding the social fabric in ways that last...
Tags: Government, Labor Markets, Unemployment, Marriage, Politics
WASHINGTON -- The euro crisis is back. Actually, it never left. But there was an extended period, beginning last summer, when Europe's political, business and media elites convinced themselves the worst had passed. The European Central Bank (ECB) --...
Tags: Government, Italy, Bonds, Elections, Finance
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Post reports that the odds are increasing -- perhaps to the point of near certainty -- that the so-called "sequester" will take effect March 1. This would be a pity. For non-budget wonks, the sequester mandates about $1...
ALITTLE news for the many Jamal Lewis fans -- of whom I am one -- who think the Baltimore Ravens' great running back is a victim of an overzealous federal prosecutor reaching too far to make a case out of the word "Yeah," uttered during a cellular...
IT ALWAYS SEEMED like a dream job to me. I was never sure exactly what people did in a think tank, but it clearly required the least labor possible. "How was work today, honey?" "Oh, man, was it hard. I didn't get a break. Even during lunch, I was...
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