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Republicans discover small government is not always better

Republicans discover small government is not always better

One major principle of Barack Obama’s presidency that his foes love to hate — that government, when it works right, can be best-equipped to aid and protect Americans — is…

Sexual assault probe underway at Naval Academy

Sexual assault probe underway at Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three football team members sexually assaulted a female midshipman at an off-campus house more than a year ago, a Pentagon spokesman said…

Obama claims to see signs of strength in economy

Obama claims to see signs of strength in economy

President Barack Obama says the economy is showing new signs of strength. He’s pointing to the auto industry, new jobs and a recovering housing market as signs of progress. In…

Threatening letters spotlight Bloomberg’s role in gun control debate

Threatening letters spotlight Bloomberg’s role in gun control debate

A suspicious letter mailed to the White House was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun law debate sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the…

White House: ‘Obamacare will offer more choices

White House: ‘Obamacare will offer more choices

Insurance companies are showing interest in providing coverage under the new health care law, a development likely to increase market competition and give uninsured people more choices than they now…

Obama promises new push on student loans

Obama promises new push on student loans

College students are joining President Barack Obama at the White House as he calls on Congress to keep federally subsidized student loan rates from doubling on July 1. Friday’s White…

Home sale contracts at three-year high

Home sale contracts at three-year high

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase points to growth in home sales in…

Recall effort against rabid sheriff fails in Arizona

Recall effort against rabid sheriff fails in Arizona

A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix failed on Thursday after recall organizers said they couldn’t collect enough voter signatures to bring the…

Pro-gun advocates send threating letters to Obama, Bloomberg

Pro-gun advocates send threating letters to Obama, Bloomberg

A suspicious letter mailed to the White House was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun law debate sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the…

Obama’s second term shrouded in mistakes, controversies

Obama’s second term shrouded in mistakes, controversies

President Barack Obama’s second term, so far, has been a frustrating reminder of the limits of presidential power and the durability of the Washington political apparatus he disdains. Obama has…