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  • Going for broke on Medicare

     
    If Mitt Romney loses this election, it might well be because he chose a running mate, Paul Ryan, who dared  put his name on a plan to reform Medicare. Polls show Ryan's premium support-voucher approach hasn't been playing well with many voters,...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • Edward Snowden: Hero or criminal?

     Edward Snowden: Hero or criminal?
    Over the weekend, as Americans were still absorbing double-barreled revelations about the extent of the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance, the source of that information outed himself. Edward J. Snowden, a 29-year-old former employee of a...
  • NSA spy operation is a Bush-era program

    WASHINGTON — A decade ago, a Pentagon research project called "Total Information Awareness" sparked a mass panic because of its seemingly Orwellian interest in categorizing and mining every aspect of our digital lives. It was "the supersnoop's...
  • Future of Music 2012: A fight over Internet radio scraps

    Future of Music 2012: A fight over Internet radio scraps
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There were moments Tuesday during the annual Future of Music Summit where the conversation about revenue in the digital music industry sounded like a scrum over crumbs, a desperate fight over an increasingly shrinking pie. "There is...
  • News of the Weird: Stories of Out-of-Control Big Government

    News of the Weird: Stories of Out-of-Control Big Government
    For some reason, South Korea (with about one-sixth the men that America has) is the world's largest consumer of male cosmetics, with its leading company approaching $1 billion a year in sales. According to a September Bloomberg Business Week dispatch,...
  • The 50 richest members of Congress

    The 50 richest members of Congress
    The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million. "McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
  • Paul Ryan partners with leading Democrat on Medicare overhaul

    Paul Ryan partners with leading Democrat on Medicare overhaul
    With Medicare emerging as a potentially central issue in the 2012 presidential campaign, a senior Republican and Democrat on Capitol Hill are teaming up to revive the push to convert the 46-year-old federal health insurance program for the elderly into...
  • The Morning Fix: Tebow is TV magic. Amanpour out at ABC's 'This Week'?

     
    Bronco's Tebow is TV magic. Amanpour out at ABC's `This Week'?...
  • New anti-piracy bill gets a thumb down from Hollywood

     
    U.S. lawmakers introduced new anti-piracy legislation Thursday that would give the U.S. International Trade Commission authority to crack down on foreign websites offering bootleg movies and other counterfeit goods....
  • The bipartisan breakthrough on Medicare

     
    When House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan proposed replacing Medicare in the future with subsidies for seniors to buy private insurance, even some of his fellow Republicans got antsy. Newt Gingrich notoriously called the idea “right wing social...
  • Medicare: Saving it is the only option [Most commented]

     
    Medicare needs a makeover before it implodes, and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) may have just devised a way. If, of course, you're willing to make some concessions. The unlikely pair, as......