IN the waning days of the 111th Congress last December, an extraordinary tax deal was reached between the Obama administration, the outgoing Democratic majority, and the resurgent Republicans that extended the Bush-era tax cuts for two years in addition to unemployment benefits. The $900 billion agreement that also lowered payroll taxes by 2% for 2011 […]
Dear Readers: On December 1, 2009, President Obama announced a new Afghan battle strategy involving an escalation of more than 30,000 additional U.S. forces. While the decision created a media frenzy in the United States and around the world, plans for another Afghan surge went largely unnoticed. According to a Congressional Research Service report produced […]
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