According to the Congressional Budget Office, annual debt payments — currently about $200 billion — are set to skyrocket. CBO estimates that interest payments on the federal debt will total $916 billion by the year 2020.
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Isabelle, 9, has a rare genetic disorder called Williams syndrome. One of the symptoms is that people have an inability to distrust anyone, even strangers. Isabelle often picks at her hands as a means of relieving stress.
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President Obama, pictured last week at a signing ceremony at the Department of Interior, said in his January State of the Union address that the government "faces a deficit of trust" that has been growing for years. A new Pew poll supports his contention.
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