Scott Neuman

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Today's 3 Stories To Read About 'The Sequester'

Monday, February 25, 2013

Barring a last-minute deal that at the moment seems unlikely, months of brinkmanship are set to culminate on Friday.

The sequester — $85 billion worth of across-the-board cuts in federal spending — will begin to kick in, with potentially serious economic consequences, including federal furloughs and the slashing of programs.



House Votes To Approve 'Fiscal Cliff' Legislation

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The compromise deal, which was approved by the Senate earlier Tuesday, stops large tax increases for 99 percent of Americans and delays massive spending cuts for two months. The bill ...


What North Korea's Rocket Launch Means — And What It Doesn't

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Although North Korea claims the launch was a scientific endeavor to put a satellite in orbit, the U.S. and its allies were quick to call it a long-range missile test. That may conjure...


Kerry: In The Shadow Of Rice's Firestorm

Friday, November 30, 2012

The fight over U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice's potential nomination for secretary of state has left Sen. John Kerry in an odd spot because he could be up for the Cabinet post, too. Once ...


Superstorm Sandy May Have Blown In Fresh Breeze Of Bipartisanship

Thursday, November 01, 2012

When President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came together in the aftermath of the superstorm, pundits took notice of a rare moment of bipartisanship and wondered if more was to come.

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Superstorm Shines A Light On Power Grid Vulnerabilities

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy, which knocked out power to some 8 million people in 18 states, painted a bull's-eye on the oldest and most fragile part of the nation's power grid. Engineering experts say the ...


Computers, Pinch Of Art Aid Hurricane Forecasters

Friday, October 26, 2012

The "spaghetti maps" that forecast hurricane tracks, such as those being used to predict the track of Hurricane Sandy, have become increasingly accurate and sophisticated. That's in p...


Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.

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Town Hall Format Could Make Things Tough On Obama

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Democrats want the president to be more confrontational and show more passion than he did in the first debate with Republican candidate Mitt Romney. But a town hall requires that he also be responsive to questioners.


Don't Confuse Us With Facts: Why Debates Are All About Style

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The verdict is in, and Mitt Romney has been declared the winner in last night's debate. Was it a case of style over substance?


Iran's Ahmadinejad Could Become Scapegoat For Sanction Woes

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

As U.S. and European sanctions cause unrest in Iran, the ruling clerics may want to ditch the country's flamboyant president.


Friday Prayers In Muslim Countries Bring Wider Anti-American Protests

Friday, September 14, 2012

The protests against an anti-Islam film have spread beyond Egypt, Libya and Yemen to countries such as Afghanistan and Indonesia.

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Libya Says Four In Custody In Connection To Consulate Attack

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A day after armed assailants attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, violence spread to Yemen, where protesters stormed the embassy compound before being driven back.

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Striking Chicago Teachers And City Still 'Miles Apart' On Contract

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The union president says the two sides have made incremental progress but no deal was in sight as teachers continued to man the picket lines.


Pakistan Factory Fires Kill More Than 300

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Most of the workers were killed in a garment factory in Karachi, while 25 died at a separate fire in a shoe factory in Lahore.


Top Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed in Yemen

Monday, September 10, 2012

The deputy commander of the Yemeni-based terrorist network was reportedly killed along with six other militants.


Government To Sell Controlling Interest In Bailed-Out AIG

Monday, September 10, 2012

The government will reduce its stake in the insurance giant to less than 50 percent for the first time since the 2008 bailout.


Chicago Teachers On Strike, Affecting 350,000 Students

Monday, September 10, 2012

Teachers from the nation's third-largest school district have gone on strike despite an offer of a 16 percent pay raise over four years.


Federal Court Rules Against Texas Voter ID Law

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A three-judge panel said the pending law would discriminate against racial minorities and the poor, who are less likely to have photo identification.


Isaac's Size, Speed Help It Pack A Heavyweight Punch

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The storm may not have had the intensity of other Gulf hurricanes of recent years, but its slow movement and wide coverage area create their own problems.