Senator Tom Coburn released his annual "Wastebook" highlighting egregious government spending.

Just when Ryan's compromise on the debt ceiling and the sequester cuts appeared headed for a quick Senate approval, along comes word that the Republicans will filibuster it.

In an op-ed, the New York Times reports on President Obama's efforts to carefully control his public image to make him appear to be a great leader.

The mysterious death of the Hawaii official who verified President Obama's birth certificate has re-ignited the birther controversy, but the arguments surrounding the birth certificate may not matter. 

The spending deal negotiated and promoted by Republican Paul Ryan gives up the sequester cuts, the only real leverage the Republicans had to reduce government spending.

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