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February 17, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Obama’s Budget Strategy

News photographers shoot stacked copies of President Barack Obama's proposed 2012 federal budget on Capitol Hill, February 14, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) President Obama unveile…

Obama’s Budget Strategy

January 5, 2011

Politics and Government
John Boehner’s Big Day

House Republican Leader Boehner during a press conference in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2010. (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters) John Boehner becomes the sixty-first Speaker of the House today, an…

House Republican Leader Boehner during a press conference in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2010.

August 10, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Would a Carbon Tax Spur Innovation?

Megan McArdle weighed in yesterday on a debate between Jim Manzi and Ryan Avent on whether carbon taxes (or their equivalent) can spur innovation. Their fight centers largely on whether high gasoline…

April 8, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Who Will Succeed Bob Gates as Secretary of Defense?

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma's speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011. (Larry…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma’s speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011.

June 10, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election

An American flag flown from the USS Monterey. (Bogdan Cristel/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Most presidential elections turn on domestic issues rather than foreign policy ones. The 2012 election…

An American flag flown from the USS Monterey.

April 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Pathway to Peace or Mangled Mission in Libya?

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy greets Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011. (Philippe Wojazer/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Barack O…

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011

February 25, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Washington Braces for the Showdown over the Government Shutdown

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington. (Jason Reed…

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington

July 15, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: Debt, Default, and Denial

Republican Congressional leaders talk to reporters at the White House in January, 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader…

Republican Congressional leaders talk to reporters at the White House in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

August 12, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: The GOP Debate Meets Budget Math

Winthrop, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Foreign policy took a back seat to Obama bashing and internal GOP sniping in last night’s Republican presidential debate. Rick Sant…

A farm in the town of Winthrop, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters)

January 18, 2011

Politics and Government
TWE Quick Takes: GOP Presidential Hopefuls

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD) walks to his office after meeting with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 21, 2010. (Jonathan Ernst/ courtesy Reuters) Thank g…

TWE Quick Takes: GOP Presidential Hopefuls