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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter
Here's an Inside Look at McCain's Economic Advisers
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Here's an Inside Look at McCain's Economic Advisers

October 4, 2017
8 Amazing New Military Technologies
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8 Amazing New Military Technologies

In light of increasing tensions in global hot spots, U.S.
December 29, 2016
We're Going Back to the Moon
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We're Going Back to the Moon

And then Mars. It's a new space race with China.
August 4, 2015
8 New Military Technologies to Make a Stronger Warrior
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8 New Military Technologies to Make a Stronger Warrior

Already the most technologically advanced in the world, the U.S.
March 31, 2015
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Eased Relations With Cuba Will Help U.S. Businesses, Cigar Lovers
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Eased Relations With Cuba Will Help U.S. Businesses, Cigar Lovers

Some companies will benefit quickly from Obama’s actions, but ending the Kennedy-era embargo will take at least a decade.
December 18, 2014
9 Military Technologies That Will Soon Change Warfare
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9 Military Technologies That Will Soon Change Warfare

The technological revolution in modern warfare isn't just about airborne drones silently scouting the battlefield from 30,000 feet.
October 15, 2014
9 Amazing Military Technologies of the Future
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9 Amazing Military Technologies of the Future

May 23, 2014
What Obama's First 100 Days Show Us
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What Obama's First 100 Days Show Us

With less than a week to go in President Obama's first 100 days, pundits of all shape and bent are readying their report cards on how the new commande…
May 13, 2014
Obamacare Delay Gives GOP New Chance to Fight Health Law
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Obamacare Delay Gives GOP New Chance to Fight Health Law

Congress won't repeal the insurance law, but conservatives will score political points by trying.
July 8, 2013
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10 Ways Uncle Sam Wastes Your Tax Dollars
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10 Ways Uncle Sam Wastes Your Tax Dollars

The federal government is in the midst of implementing the sequester — automatic spending cuts that will save $85 billion this year and more than $100…
May 31, 2013
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Why Sequester Hits Federal Agencies Unevenly
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Why Sequester Hits Federal Agencies Unevenly

Some programs have wide latitude from Congress to shift funds and avoid furloughs, but many don't.
May 7, 2013
Who'll Be in Obama's Second-Term Cabinet
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Who'll Be in Obama's Second-Term Cabinet

Several key appointments will provide the president with fresh advice.
November 30, 2012
What Defense Cuts Will Mean to the U.S.
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What Defense Cuts Will Mean to the U.S.

A leaner military is in the cards, but the force will remain dominant.
September 21, 2012
Tepid Economy Puts Obama on Tough Path to Second Term
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Tepid Economy Puts Obama on Tough Path to Second Term

In a fight for independent voters, the president can't ignore GOP attacks on his record.
September 4, 2012
Base Closings Around the Country
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Base Closings Around the Country

Dozens of bases, each interwoven into local economies, are on the cutting block
July 18, 2012
Biden's Working-Class Coattails
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Biden's Working-Class Coattails

The VP's biggest job this campaign season is to win blue-collar voters in key states for his boss.
July 10, 2012
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Arizona Immigration Ruling Means More State Fights
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Arizona Immigration Ruling Means More State Fights

In the absence of a uniform federal policy, fights over state laws will linger for years.
June 25, 2012
The Procedural Rule That Keeps the Senate Tied in Knots
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The Procedural Rule That Keeps the Senate Tied in Knots

No matter who wins the 2012 presidential election, the minority party can thwart his agenda.
May 30, 2012
Obama-Romney Race Could Swing on Surprise States
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Obama-Romney Race Could Swing on Surprise States

North Carolina, Missouri, Arizona and Wisconsin may be factors in the 2012 presidential race.
April 26, 2012
Gingrich Having too Good a Time to Quit
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Gingrich Having too Good a Time to Quit

Even without a chance to win the GOP nomination, the former House speaker has a lot to gain.
March 16, 2012
The Issues Presidential Contenders Aren't Talking About
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The Issues Presidential Contenders Aren't Talking About

With all of the focus on the economy, other topics get short shrift from White House candidates.
February 6, 2012
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More Band-Aids for the Federal Budget
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More Band-Aids for the Federal Budget

Congress will avert a government shutdown, but the budget process remains gummed-up.
September 29, 2011
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Why Republicans Will Budge on Taxes
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Why Republicans Will Budge on Taxes

The debt deal will require the GOP to choose between small tax changes and massive military cuts. In the end, the defense hawks will rule.
August 19, 2011
Is Obama Learning from Bill Clinton?
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Is Obama Learning from Bill Clinton?

Apparently so. The similarities are striking.
July 20, 2011
Employers Taking the Heat on Immigration
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Employers Taking the Heat on Immigration

The feds are stepping up audits and fines while states are imposing even harsher penalties on employers who hire illegal immigrants.
July 12, 2011
Finally, Some Clarity in GOP White House Field
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Finally, Some Clarity in GOP White House Field

Many questions remain, but some big dropouts help frame the 2012 Republican presidential primary battle.
June 7, 2011
Mayors Latest Target for Angry Voter Recalls
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Mayors Latest Target for Angry Voter Recalls

Deep cuts put local officials on the defensive as recall efforts mount.
June 7, 2011