Panetta: Reconciliation Must Be Afghan Led

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters Wednesday that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent statement indicating three-way talks between the Taliban, the U.S. and Afghanistan shows that his country is taking a lead role in reintegrating Taliban forces into Afghan society.

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Lerner Looked Into Prosecuting Tea Party Groups

New documents show that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner consulted with government lawyers on possible charges against conservative groups that had sought tax-exempt status.

Poll: Uninsured Rate Lower In States Allowing Obamacare

21 states, and the District of Columbia, have embraced Obamacare.

Poll: Huckabee Tops GOP Field In Iowa

Despite Huckabee’s early lead, 23.8 percent said that they are still undecided.

Reps. Royce, Engel To Lead House Delegation To Ukraine

The trip is in an effort to “access the effect of ongoing U.S. efforts to support Ukraine.”

Bloomberg: “I Have Earned My Place In Heaven”

“When I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed,” he said. “I am heading straight in.”

The Middle Class Is Not “Normal”

Letting working people back into the middle class starts with taxing the rich. The time is long past due for us to roll back the Reagan tax cuts.