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Bessent: It's time for President Obama and Congress to grow up

President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown

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House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday called the president’s offer to negotiate a budget, but only if Republicans first reopen the government and abandon the threat of default, “a demand for unconditional surrender.”

What an Orwellian spin from the party that, in order to work its will, is demanding concessions from President Barack Obama on a list of issues from Obamacare to spending, entitlements...

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Cartoon: John Boehner's next job

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

GALLERY: More cartoons by Mark Wilson

Cartoon: Whose fault is it?

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

GALLERY: More cartoons by Mark Wilson

Uberti: Gov't transparency via Tumblr? Seriously?

National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol

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When President Obama announced last week that the intelligence community would create a website to serve as a “hub for further transparency” of the nation’s surveillance programs, I didn’t expect much. Even in the digital age, throwing government information online doesn’t mean a lot. But I assumed the site would be a bit more ambitious than a blog on Tumblr.

For everyone reading who’s over...

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How will the sequester affect you? Long Island institutions respond

Stony Brook University president Dr. Samuel L. Stanley

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As Congress leaves town for the weekend, the consequences of its irresponsible budget behavior are starting to take hold.

Let us know how the sequester will affect your institution or community. Please email the details to letters@newsday.com. Thank you.

Stony Brook University President Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr. detailed the consequences in an email to his academic community on Thursday,...

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