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Cartoon: George W. Bush's new job

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.

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Gorman: Rand Paul is filibustering John Brennan's nomination, but is anyone listening?

Sen. Rand Paul speaking on the floor of

(Credit: AP)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been babbling since midday, filibustering the nomination of John Brennan to be the new director of the CIA with a little help from his Senate colleagues.

Beginning with a promise to “speak until I no longer can,” Paul says that he will not “sit quietly and let President Obama shred the Constitution” with drones. So far, Paul has gone through an entire binder of notes....

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Powell: Charges in peanut butter-salmonella outbreak shed light on dirty business

Returned jars of Peter Pan Peanut Butter are

(Credit: AP, 2007)

It’s a sticky situation at the grocery store these days.

The U.S. Justice Department filed a criminal complaint against four former officials of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation America (PCA) charging that its top officials knew it was responsible for a major salmonella outbreak.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2008-09 outbreak caused 714 known...

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