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    Napolitano: Obama Is Not Soft on Immigration

    By some measures, President Obama has turned out to be tougher on illegal immigration than his predecessor. His administration has expanded programs to expel illegal immigrants who commit crimes and has been cracking down on businesses that employ undocumented workers.
  • House Votes to Lift Drilling Ban

    The lower chamber passed a bill that would lift the ban, but deepwater drilling rigs will remain idle unless the Senate passes it and the president signs it into law.
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    Obama Resells the Auto Bailout

    Motor City was once wheezing on its side. But Obama's trip to Detroit was designed to show that the government bailout may have actually worked—and is even on schedule to be paid back.
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    Does the Chief Justice Hate Elena Kagan?

    Kagan and Roberts will be worth watching in the coming years precisely because they are two sides of the very same coin. As Kagan proved at her hearings, she isn’t one to defer to authority; she’d rather punch back and win or lose her case on the merits. That may have been a recipe for disaster when Kagan and Roberts were on opposite sides of the same bench.
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    The Rise and Fall of Charles Rangel

    The powerful Ways and Means chairman may have thought his colleagues would cut him some slack. They didn't. Rangel's long and storied career now stands at a sad impasse.
  • The Democrats' Charlie Rangel Problem

    Charles Rangel, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee will stand trial in the House for 13 ethics violations—a trial that, Democrats hope, won't infect the entire party.
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    Obama's Charm Offensive

    An hourlong interview on a daytime talk show is unprecedented for a sitting president. But under the studio lights and in front of a giggly crowd, Obama showed that cracking jokes and pandering to a friendly audience can certainly be strategic.
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    Why the Intelligence Community Needs GAO Oversight

    As the recent Washington Post series revealed, America is spending a lot of money on intelligence gathering, with no way of measuring its success. Congress should give the Government Accountability Office oversight powers, and President Obama should allow it.
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    Shirley Sherrod Says She Will Sue Andrew Breitbart

    Shirley Sherrod, the US Department of Agriculture worker who was ousted after Andrew Breitbart released a video selectively edited to make it appear as if she had made racist remarks, has announced that she will sue the conservative blogger.
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    The Oil Spill's Biggest Losers

    The gusher is capped. The oil is dispersing. Even cable-show talking heads have moved on. So, three months since the Deep Water Horizon oil rig exploded, what’s the fallout from one of the most monumental environmental disasters in history?
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    Judge Blocks Ariz. Immigration Provisions

    For now, at least, the state's police will not be forced to check immigration status while enforcing other laws, and immigrants will not be required to carry their papers.
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    Inside America's Tiger-Breeding Farms

    Almost all of America’s 7,000 tigers are born and raised here. Reports from tiger farms suggest that animals are often kept in small pens, people die when safety is lax, and the cats are hideously inbred to produce valuable white cubs.
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    The Trouble With Tigers

    There are 3,000 tigers left in the wild. But there are more than 7,000 in America. Most are not in established zoos -- they're kept as pets, or mascots, even enforcers for drug dealers. NEWSWEEK looks at America's obsession with one of the world's deadliest predators.
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    Jeb on 2012 Run: Thanks, but No Thanks

    After a week of speculation, the Bush brother says he's not running. Too bad, really. His moderate stances could have attracted valuable independents. And for Democrats, nothing quite fills the coffers like the four-letter B word.
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    Profanity on TV: The FCC's Evolving Rules

    Yes—if it’s used as an adjective, say, or after 10 p.m. Indecency rules have been in flux since the early days of radio. Back then, the FCC’s sole weapon was to revoke broadcast licenses, so networks, and their advertisers, set their own censorship standards. A few weeks ago, a federal court ruled that the FCC can no longer fine broadcasters if someone blurts out an expletive on the air. And we have Bono to thank.
  • Immigrants Leaving Arizona

    The day before Arizona's controversial immigration law takes effect, reports show immigrants are fleeing the state. But the law is not the only cause of declining numbers.