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Will Sen. Tim Johnson’s retirement help GOP pick up a seat?

Will Sen. Tim Johnson’s retirement help GOP pick up a seat?

The anticipated retirement announcement from South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson gives Republicans one of their best chances of picking up a seat in their quest to regain control, as the…

Gay marriage issue before Supreme Court Tuesday

Gay marriage issue before Supreme Court Tuesday

The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed,…

Punxsutawney Phil’s handler takes blame for blown call on Spring

Punxsutawney Phil’s handler takes blame for blown call on Spring

An Ohio prosecutor who light-heartedly filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently “predicted” an early spring said he may consider a pardon now that the animal’s…

The couple in the middle of the Supreme Court fight on gay marriage

The couple in the middle of the Supreme Court fight on gay marriage

Big change is coming to the lives of the lesbian couple at the center of the fight for same-sex marriage in California no matter how the Supreme Court decides their…

Both sides of gun debate get loud and demanding

Both sides of gun debate get loud and demanding

Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it’s up to voters now to make their position known to Congress. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle…

Employment of disabled in America continues to lag

Employment of disabled in America continues to lag

Whether it means opening school track meets to deaf children or developing a new lunch menu with safe alternatives for students with food allergies, recent Obama administration decisions could significantly…

In wee hours of morning, exhausted Senate nears budget passage

In wee hours of morning, exhausted Senate nears budget passage

An exhausted Senate neared approval early Saturday of a $3.7 trillion budget for next year that will let majority Democrats highlight their fiscal priorities, but won’t resolve the deep differences…

Lawyer claims defense contractor guilty of love, not espionage

Lawyer claims defense contractor guilty of love, not espionage

An attorney for a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend said Friday there was no evidence that classified information was given to China or to…

IRS admits ‘Star Trek’ video parody was a stupid idea

IRS admits ‘Star Trek’ video parody was a stupid idea

Nobody’s going to win an Emmy for a parody of the TV show “Star Trek” filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland. Instead, the IRS…

Will the Senate actually pass a budget?

Will the Senate actually pass a budget?

Democrats controlling the Senate appear on track to pass their first budget in four years, promising a second, almost $1 trillion round of tax increases on top of more than…