Republicans to meet with Obama on debt increase

Republicans to meet with Obama on debt increase

  Scores of House Republicans are heading to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama to demand trillions of dollars in spending cuts as the price for providing any increase in the government’s power to borrow. Wednesday’s meeting comes on the heels of a symbolic and lopsided vote the day before against […]

You aren’t what you eat: GOP challenges healthy eating rules

You aren’t what you eat: GOP challenges healthy eating rules

House Republicans are pushing back against Obama administration efforts to promote healthier lunches, saying the Agriculture Department should rewrite rules it issued in January meant to make school meals healthier. They say the new rules are too costly. The bill, approved by the House Appropriations Committee late Tuesday, also questions a government proposal to curb […]

Supremes rule out damage claims against Ashcroft

Supremes rule out damage claims against Ashcroft

The Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out damage claims against former Attorney General John Ashcroft over an American Muslim’s arrest, but four justices said the case raises serious questions about post-9/11 detentions under a federal law intended to make sure witnesses testify. The justices were unanimous, 8-0, in holding that Ashcroft cannot be personally sued […]

Blago defense team saves the best for last

Blago defense team saves the best for last

Rod Blagojevich’s defense team saved the most explosive allegation against him for last, with the ousted Illinois governor finally telling jurors after three days on the witness stand that he never sought to sell President Barack Obama‘s vacated U.S. Senate seat. And when Blagojevich steps back onto the stand for a fourth day of testimony […]

Palin admits role in Arizona home purchase

Palin admits role in Arizona home purchase

Sarah Palin has confirmed that she is part of a company that purchased a home north of Phoenix, but she said she hasn’t moved from Alaska. Safari Investments LLC paid nearly $1.7 million cash for the five-bedroom, 7,900-square-foot home in rural north Scottsdale in May. In an interview aired Tuesday night, the former Alaska governor […]

Popular tech tools for the road

Popular tech tools for the road

With the busy summer vacation season quickly approaching, The Associated Press asked several travel experts about their favorite tools for travel. Needless to say, applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPad were high on most lists, but there are still plenty of great tools out there for other smartphone users and even those with just regular […]

GOP Presidential race starts to heat up

GOP Presidential race starts to heat up

The still unsettled race for the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012 is getting more interesting. After months of resisting calls to join the contest, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he would consider it. That could reshape the GOP field, adding a sitting governor who has never lost an election. Former […]