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After Thomas Gore's Guilty Plea, More Charges?

After a former campaign treasurer for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud and destroying evidence, some are wondering whether the investigation will yield more fallout.


CBO Report: U.S. Economy Could Slide Into Recession

The Congressional Budget Office is warning the U.S. economy could fall back into a recession if Washington doesn't address the looming fiscal crisis. The Bush-era tax cuts are supposed to expire as is a temporary reduction in the payroll tax. Meanwhile, deep cuts in federal spending are supposed to take place if Congress and the White House can't agree on a debt-reduction plan.

U.S. Politicians See Opposite Messages In Euro Crisis

Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. can't agree on what's behind the eurozone's troubles. Now it looks like the Europeans may try the approach President Obama has advocated: a commitment to long-term fiscal discipline while pursuing growth in the short term.
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Bipartisan Bill Bolsters Foreign Tech Entrepeneurs

Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner was part of a bipartisan group pushing a new immigration bill that would encourage highly-skilled immigrants to stay in the U.S. and open businesses in the fields of science and technology.


I Vs. We: The 'Heart' Of Our Political Differences

For years, the Tea Party has held individualism up as the great American value. But columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. says that Americans historically have prized communitarianism just as much. In Our Divided Political Heart, Dionne argues that America is at its best when it balances the two.

Romney And GOP-Linked Committees Close Fundraising Gap

With the latest campaign dollar totals officially on the FEC books, at least one thing is certain: President Obama will not have the huge spending advantage this November that he did four years ago. What is less certain: whether some big political donors can remain anonymous.