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Lots of talk about deficit reduction but little action

Liberals’ loud objections to White House proposals for slowing the growth of huge social programs make it clear that neither political party puts a high priority on reducing the deficit,…

Job market confidence grew in 2012

Confidence in the U.S. job market has rebounded to roughly a normal level from its record low after the Great Recession, a trend that could help boost the economy. Americans…

Gay marriage about to become law in Rhode Island

  The number of U.S. states allowing gay marriage is set to enter double digits now that Rhode Island’s state Senate has taken a landmark vote. Legislation allowing gay and…

Republicans back down on health care rescue

Republicans back down on health care rescue

House Republicans have put off a vote on legislation to rescue a main feature of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — affordable coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions…

Presidents gather to dedicate George W. Bush’s new library

All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential…

On many issues, Barack Obama and George W. Bush are a lot alike

Despite vast differences with President George W. Bush on ideology, style and temperament, President Barack Obama has stuck with Bush policies or aspirations on a number of fronts, from counterterrorism…

A big shift in debate over immigration

The national mood on immigration has changed dramatically since Arizona approved a first-of-its-kind immigration law, igniting a furor over border security and the country’s treatment of immigrants. A mere three…

Obama’s new drug war: More treatment, less prison time

President Barack Obama’s new strategy for fighting the nation’s drug problem will include a greater emphasis on using public health tools to battle addiction and diverting non-violent drug offenders into…

Feds want money back from lying Lance Armstrong

Feds want money back from lying Lance Armstrong

The federal government is going after Lance Armstrong’s money. As much as it can get. The Justice Department unveiled its formal complaint against Armstrong on Tuesday, saying the cyclist violated…

Lawmakers want to know who knew about Boston bombers and who ignored the threat

Lawmakers want to know who knew about Boston bombers and who ignored the threat

Lawmakers are asking tough questions about how the government tracked suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev when he traveled to Russia last year, renewing criticism from after the Sept. 11…