Mary Kate Cary


January 2011


Obama Doesn't Seem Worried About the Looming Deficit Crisis

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Here’s what was missing from the State of the Union address, and by that I mean both literally and figuratively:

Literally, the president never mentioned the middle class. Not once. (He also did not mention the poor, but he did talk twice about the most vulnerable, which is okay.) If George W. Bush ...

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Congress
politics
Republican Party
State of the Union
Obama, Barack
Bush, George W.
deficit and national debt
federal budget

GOP's $2.5 Trillion in Proposed Spending Cuts Are Commonsense

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My colleague at U.S. News, Paul Bedard, reports the House GOP has proposed $2.5 trillion in spending cuts to the 2011 continuing resolution that is funding our government in lieu of a budget. In addition to eliminating funding for healthcare reform, saving $900 million, they're proposing ending ...

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politics
health care reform
national security terrorism and the military
deficit and national debt
Congress
Republican Party

6 Reasons It Was a Good Week in Washington

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“Hope and Change” are finally coming to Washington, two years after President Obama promised them. The tone in our fair city changed this week, not just at the White House or in the Congress, but seemingly everywhere. Here's why:

  1. The departure of press secretary Robert Gibbs. The White House's ...
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    TAGS:
    White House
    Congress
    national security terrorism and the military
    Gates, Robert
    Gibbs, Robert
    Daley, William
    Boehner, John
    Pelosi, Nancy
    Constitution
    unemployment
    health care reform
    social security
    Medicare
    deficit and national debt
    Republican Party
    Democratic Party

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