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V-OBL Day…

Pres. Obama & Staff in Sit. Room (The White House) Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that United States Special Forces had located and killed al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden.  The ruthless head of the terrorist organization had been found in Abbottabad, a suburb of the

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A Land of Light or Darkness?…

 **UPDATE 4/15** The House of Representatives has passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s bill that would end Medicare as we know it.  The vote was almost entirely on party lines.  No Democrats voted for it and they were joined by four Republicans.  The budget resolution is not

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Shut ‘Er Down or Shut Up You Mouth…

Speaker John Boehner R-OH (Wikipedia) So this is what it comes down to.  Reports are swirling that the number agreed to by Democrats and Republicans is roughly $40 billion.  While Speaker of the House John Boehner R-OH, insists that a number is not set, it

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At Libya to Say…

Pres. Obama giving his Libya speech (White House) For a nation already overextended in Iraq and Afghanistan, it would seem foolhardy for President Barack Obama, a fierce critic of the Iraq war, to lead us into battle once again.  Yet, a little over a week

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The Year in Springfield 2010…

So comes again another year the wide world of Springfield.  As is tradition, WMassP&I will recount the events and news that made 2010 different from 1876 in Springfield.  As both a city and as one of 351 parts of Massachusetts, Springfield saw its share of ups and

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How Obama Got His Groove Back…

Pres. Obama (White House) It may be a little premature to announce that President Barack Obama has taken his self-described shellacking and turned it into a force of political and legislative nature.  However, with his tax deal with Republicans and the repeal of “Don’t Ask,

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Surveying the Wreckage: The Message from Obama…

Although it will probably not be the 11th, when most are reading this, we would like to take an opportunity to recognize that it is Veterans Day.  Unique among most federal holidays in that it does not float to the nearest Monday, Veterans Day was

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Surveying the Wreckage: Congress…

Nothing beats an election wave, if we want to call it that, than a tsunami of postmortems on the election itself.  And WMassP&I, never shy to mouth off, would be remiss to not join this cacophony.  The Republicans took 60+ seats in the House and