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    Why We’re in the Budgetary Soup

    Championing smaller government without coming to grips with Social Security and Medicare is like playing basketball without a ball.
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    The Real Minimum Wage

    Those without jobs are often willing to work for far less than $7.25. NEWSWEEK chronicles how low they will go.
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    Obama's Priorities

    After meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council in North Carolina last week, President Obama said that former president Clinton will help spearhead a national effort to create jobs by offering incentives to building owners to invest in energy-efficient upgrades.
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    Clinton's Hiring Squad

    Business leaders, nonprofit directors, lawmakers, and academics will discuss jobs at next week’s CGI summit.
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    Don't Read These Symptoms the Wrong Way

    In evaluating a child’s behavior, many psychiatrists will view these symptoms as evidence of bipolar disorder, but author Stuart L. Kaplan, M.D., sees other explanations.
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    Empire State of Jobs

    The Empire State Building recently received an ecofriendly makeover, which will reduce energy costs by millions.
  • The First Mates Club

    Behind every good candidate is a great spouse. How do these GOP partners measure up?
  • Don't Dis My Sequel!

    We ask some of the summer’s biggest celebrities to defend their newest retreads.
  • America's Most Sleep-Deprived Place

    Forget the drowsy air-traffic controllers. What are the places that most need a nap? THE DAILY BEAST crunched data provided by Experian Simmons on the number of people who have insomnia or sleep disorders and use pain relievers to combat it.
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    The $1 Billion Campaign

    The cost of Obama’s reelection campaign is expected to rocket into 10 figures. How does that compare with that of past aspirants?
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    Mother's Day Gifts

    For Mother’s Day, a stylish milk carton—and a bright view of the world.
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    Obama’s Collapsing Base

    The president can’t catch a break. Republicans loathe him, and now even old pals are bailing on the onetime Teflon commander in chief. Why are Obama’s allies turning against him?
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    Goodbye 'Gigli,' Hello the New Ben Affleck

    In the company men, Bobby Walker is a Porsche-driving golden boy laid off from his middle-management job. He smugly expects an easy landing somewhere, but the economy has other plans, which is how he ends up delivering one of the most wrenching lines in a movie that’s full of them: “I’m a 37-year-old unemployed loser who can’t support his family.”
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    Robert Kaplan Pegs Indian Ocean Rim as Global Hub

    Foreign policymakers distracted by recent history—the fallout from the end of the Cold War, the morasses of Iraq and Afghanistan—should shift their gazes from northern landmasses to southern seas. That’s the thrust of Robert Kaplan’s new book, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, which argues that the Indian Ocean “will demographically and strategically be a hub of the 21st-century world.”
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    Q&A With Ukraine's Viktor Yushchenko

    Viktor Yushchenko was ousted as president of Ukraine nearly a year ago. NEWSWEEK speaks with him about the recent local elections, his legacy, and Ukraine’s strategic relationship with Russia.
  • Green Rankings: 2010 Full Methodology

    To produce the 2010 Green Rankings, NEWSWEEK collaborated with MSCI ESG Research—a leading source of environmental, social, and governance ratings—which served as lead research organization; Trucost, which specializes in quantitative measurements of environmental performance;, the world’s largest online directory of social responsibility, sustainability, and environmental reports; and our editorial partner, ASAP Media. The goal was to assess each company’s actual environmental footprint and management of that footprint (including policies and strategies), along with its reputation among environmental experts.
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    Friday Caption Contest: The Donald Graduates

    It has been a busy month for Donald Trump, including the premiere of a recession-centric season of "The Apprentice," and a recent announcement that he is considering a 2012 run for the White House. But before he gets to Pennsylvania Avenue, it looks like he is making sure all his elitist credentials are in order.
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    Mao's Great Famine

    The Great Leap Forward, the period from 1958 to 1962 that saw the deaths of an estimated 45 million Chinese, lacks the heft of horror associated with Hitler’s and Stalin’s genocides.
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    Why John Boehner Could Be a Good House Speaker

    John Boehner, the 10-term Republican congressman from Ohio and current House minority leader, seems like a pleasant enough fellow. He enjoys a good round of golf. His voice is smooth and sonorous. His resplendent ocher tan never fades, even in winter.
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    Friday Caption Contest: Cake Walk

    There is nothing but doom and gloom in political news these days, but at the U.S. Open this week, life was a cake walk. An Ace of Cakes walk, that is.
  • Is This the End for Obama's 'New Beginning' Between the US and Muslims?

    Just over a year ago the fledgling president got up in front of a capacity crowd at Cairo University in Egypt and promised "a new beginning" for relations between America and the Muslim world. Controversy over the planned Muslim center near Ground Zero, Pastor Terry Jones's mooted Quran burning, the death it has caused, and allegations of atrocities by U.S. troops in Afghanistan may have thwarted those hopes....
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    Obama’s Oval Office Remodel

    Every president has made the room his own. While Obama vacationed, his staff completely revamped the cornerless room.
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    How Mitt Romney Is Taking Advantage of the Mosque Controversy

    While Palin and Co. are using the Ground Zero mosque controversy to burnish their far-right bona fides, Romney is seizing on the kerfuffle as an opportunity to do something else entirely: prove that he’s the only grown-up Republican in the 2012 race.
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    Pentagon Says WikiLeaks Is Fibbing

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's latest claims about attempts he has made to establish some kind of working relationship, or at least cordial contact, with U.S. defense authorities is false, say Pentagon officials.
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    DeLay's Justice Probe Ends With a Whimper

    After six years, the corruption investigation of former Republican power broker Tom DeLay is dropped by Obama's Justice Department. Why that could be good for Democrats.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Faces Three Charges

    It’s been a busy season for the House ethics committee—and not such a good year for Democrats on accountability. Rep. Charles Rangel already has been hit with 13 counts of ethics violations, and now California Democrat Maxine Waters faces trial on three counts.
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    Mia Farrow Contradicts Naomi Campbell

    Actress Mia Farrow took the stand in the trial of former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor and said that supermodel Naomi Campbell boasted of a "huge diamond" given to her by Taylor.
  • What's a Lynching Anyway?

    The Shirley Sherrod story may have faded away somewhat, but conservative commentators have launched a new argument over whether she lied in her speech when she spoke about a lynching.
  • Campaign Financing Disclose Act Stalls—for Now

    There wasn’t any real suspense about how the Senate would vote today on the Disclose Act, which would require a corporate or union sponsor of a campaign ad to physically appear in it so the public knows where the backing is coming from. So why was President Obama in the Rose Garden making an urgent appeal for passage?
  • Wall Street Reform's Tough Sell

    In a flashy signing ceremony, Obama signed the Wall Street reform bill that took his party more than a year to get done. Unfortunately for him, explaining what it actually does will be even harder.
  • Senate Ends Stalemate on Unemployment Benefits

    The Democrats garnered the 60-40 vote needed to end a Republican filibuster in the Senate and open the floor for debate on a bill that would extend unemployment benefits to 2.5 million Americans through November.
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    Sherrod Firing Shows Federal Overreaction on Race Issues

    Less than a day after she was forced to resign from her job as a state-level USDA director following the discovery of a video that purportedly showed her recalling racist behavior toward a white farmer, the tide is already turning for Shirley Sherrod.
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    U.K. Government Denies Link Between BP and Release of Libyan Bomber

    In the wake of renewed criticism of the decision by authorities in Scotland last year to release Abdelbaset Ali Mohamed Al-Megrahi—a Libyan intelligence officer who is the only person convicted in the December 1988 bombing of U.S.-bound Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland—from prison, Britain's new coalition government is distancing itself from the move.
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    Tip Sheet on Financial Reform

    Where, oh, where is our financial reform? It’s locked up in Congress, as House Financial Services Committee chairman Barney Frank and Senate Banking Committee chairman Christopher Dodd try to secure the 60 votes needed for the bill to avoid a filibuster in the Senate. Here's what you need to know.