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Judge finds Arizona sheriff guilty of racist Latino profiling

Judge finds Arizona sheriff guilty of racist Latino profiling

A federal judge has ruled that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that…

Rabid right threatens revenge on Boy Scouts for allowing gays

Rabid right threatens revenge on Boy Scouts for allowing gays

The Boy Scouts of America will get no reprieve from controversy after a contentious vote to accept openly gay boys as Scouts. Dismayed conservatives are already looking at alternative youth…

Many unanswered questions on Obama’s vague drone rules

Many unanswered questions on Obama’s vague drone rules

President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power…

Furlough Fridays: Sorry, nobody’s home at U.S. government

Furlough Fridays: Sorry, nobody’s home at U.S. government

No one answered the tax-help hotline at the IRS on Friday. And you could forget about getting advice on avoiding foreclosures at the 80 Housing and Urban Development field offices…

Is Obama striking a balance between threats and rights?

Is Obama striking a balance between threats and rights?

Forecasting the changing nature of threats against the U.S. for years to come, President Barack Obama says “America is at a crossroads.” And so, too, is his presidency’s counterterrorism policy,…

Obama lifts ban on transfer of prisoners from Gitmo to Yemen

Obama lifts ban on transfer of prisoners from Gitmo to Yemen

President Barack Obama is lifting his self-imposed ban on transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees to Yemen, where a leadership upheaval has improved the country’s security but not eliminated a terrorist organization…

IRS official who took the fifth before Congress replaced

IRS official who took the fifth before Congress replaced

The Internal Revenue Service official who led the unit that targeted tea party groups and publicly disclosed the activity has been replaced, making her the third top IRS official moved…

Unions not lining up behind Obamacare

Unions not lining up behind Obamacare

When President Barack Obama pushed his health care overhaul plan through Congress, he counted labor unions among his strongest supporters. But some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about…

Attempts to broaden scandal beyond IRS not working so far

Attempts to broaden scandal beyond IRS not working so far

Three days of congressional hearings about the Internal Revenue Service‘s targeting of conservative political groups have lawmakers looking for ways to widen an investigation that has so far been largely…

Obama approval rating remains pretty much the same

Obama approval rating remains pretty much the same

The economy is recovering, the White House is dealing with multiple controversies, and President Barack Obama appears generally unaffected either way. Several recent polls show the president sustaining an overall…