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9 Pasta Dishes To Bust You Out Of Your Pasta Rut

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

If you're like us, you could technically eat pasta every day of the week for dinner, occasionally for lunch, and sometimes for breakfast. Pasta with t...

Fibbing About the Record for Emergency Appropriation Offsets

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

The office of Majority Leader Cantor continues to actively misrepresent the facts concerning how Congress in recent years has handled emergency spending and whether or not offsetting natural disasters has been a common practice.

Arin Greenwood

Obama Makes Disaster Declaration For D.C. | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday issued a federal disaster declaration for the District of Columbia due to Hurricane Irene. In the declarati...

On October 6, Let's Make a National Clamor for Peace

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

On October 7, 2011, the United States will have been at war for ten years. Let's mark the occasion by making a national clamor for peace so loud that Congress, the president and big media will have to pay attention.

Government Shutdown Looms As Gridlock Grips Capitol Hill

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just a week away from a possible government shutdown, lawmakers boxed themselves into a new budget impasse Friday. With Congress' appro...

Is Our Nation on the Titanic?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

What is our values compass as we seek solutions to rampant joblessness and poverty among millions of Americans, including 16.4 million poor children?

Michael McAuliff

Pennsylvania Rep.: 'This Is Not The Only Disaster In America' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After first fighting to see the House pass a more generous disaster aid package advanced by the Senate, a Republican congressman now say...

Jennifer Bendery

Government Shutdown Looms After Senate Blocks House Funding Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Friday rejected a House-passed measure to keep the government funded past Sept. 30, signaling that Senate Democrats are rea...

Jennifer Bendery

Government Shutdown Looms As House Rejects Short-Term Budget Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House on Wednesday failed to pass legislation to keep the government funded past next week, a major defeat for Speaker John Boehner ...

Thoughts on Our Federal Government, Taxes, Small Business and More

Mark Cuban | Posted 11.21.2011 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

Our Congress has progressively lost the moral hazard of doing what is right for the country rather than doing what is right for the party and politician.

Grim Realities in the Obama Budget Plan

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

Obama may be leaning against the right-wing juggernaut, but he is not changing its direction, only slightly blunting its force. He has already given in where it counts by agreeing with the Republicans in August to slash the core of the discretionary civilian budget.

Tyler Kingkade

Democrats Strike Back At GOP For Trying To Cut Department Of Energy Loan Program | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders on Tuesday struck back against House Republicans' efforts to make cuts to a Department of Energy loan program in exch...

Has Obama Finally Gotten the Message?

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

The president is finally challenging Republicans on taxes, backing them into a corner of their own ideological Tea Party extremism.

Class Warfare: On the Battlefront, and Living Large

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.20.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"It's warfare," Poppa announced, his tired eyes scanning the faces of his beloved family. "And it's the worst kind of warfare," Poppa continued. "Class warfare."

Andrea Stone

Corporate Jets, Airline Passengers Face Higher Fees In Obama Debt Reduction Plan | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's deficit reduction plan calls for raising fees on corporate jets and airline passengers as part of $1.5 trillion in new...

High Stakes for an Administration Battle: A National Security Nightmare

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

As if we didn't have enough wars already, a battle is now reportedly taking place within the Obama administration over whether the U.S. government has the legal authority to kill low-level suspected terrorist supporters where the U.S. now has troops on the ground.

Contagion -- the Stuff of Thrillers?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It all starts with a cough. A woman covers her mouth and then shakes hands with a man next to her on a plane. He infects 10 others. Everyone gets horr...

Memo to Members of the Budget Super Committee: You Have a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business
Michael J. O'Neil

This Super Committee has what may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to fix a corrupt and cumbersome system that distorts economic incentives and leaves almost everyone feeling cheated.

Merkley's Right: CBO Should Score Jobs

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This will force the public debate to cover the entire scope of the proposals being offered up, and it would do so by providing the data the public most cares about right now: how will this create or destroy jobs?

Defense Industry Comes Out Swinging: Don't Cut Us!

AOL Defense | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Today, the Aerospace Industries Association unveiled its new effort, Second to None, designed to convince lawmakers and voters that cutting funding to...

5 Best Items to Steal From the Dining Hall (and Ways to Use Them All Week Long)

Small Kitchen College | Posted 11.14.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

At least once or twice a week, I go food shopping. While you might imagine me pushing a cart through the aisles of a grocery store, these weekly trips actually take place in my dining hall.

Good News From the Republican Presidential Debate!

Jessica Levinson | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Even though, according to many of the Republican presidential candidates who participated in this week's debate, our country is going on a collision c...

Does President Obama Want to Impose a Crushing Burden on Our Children?

Dean Baker | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Dean Baker

The latest budget proposal to raise the age of Medicare eligibility is a proposal to increase health care costs to our children and grandchildren by $2.7 trillion. The idea that this cut is being presented as somehow helping our children is a sick joke.

Republicans Commit the Perfect Crime

Darrell West | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Darrell West

In refusing to support practical, bipartisan legislation, Republicans are seeking to commit the perfect crime. They are refusing to take actions designed to stimulate the economy and then blaming Obama for an economy that doesn't recover.

International Policy: Its Relationship to the Domestic Economy

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

This coming Sunday we will observe the 10th anniversary of a terrible blow to our nation's sense of security and confidence. We need to remember who we are. And in the act of remembering we will regain our confidence and our economic strength.