Want to cut something like $850 billion from the next 10 years of budgeting? End the War. There's a novel budget-cutting idea, eh, folks? The Drug War has now cost us roughly the same amount as the Iraq War, to put it in context -- $2 trillion each.
Declaring that Cuban President Raul Castro wants a better relationship with the United States, Senator Patrick Leahy called Tuesday for a new U.S.-Cuba policy based on what he called "ice cream diplomacy."
The Wall Street reform effort enters a new phase on Thursday, as the conference committee between the House and Senate will meet to begin hashing out the differences between the House and Senate versions which have already passed.