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GOP policies led to ‘fiscal cliff’ meltdown

GOP policies led to ‘fiscal cliff’ meltdown

Republicans seem shocked by their party’s meltdown on the so-called fiscal cliff. They shouldn’t be. The uncompromising conservatives who blocked Speaker John Boehner‘s tax bill were merely sticking to policies…

Armed security in schools? Yep, that’s the NRA’s answer to school shootings

Armed security in schools?  Yep, that’s the NRA’s answer to school shootings

The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for the placement of an armed police officer in every school, but parents and educators questioned how safe such a move would keep…

Pennsylvania Police investigate latest shootings

Pennsylvania Police investigate latest shootings

Authorities in central Pennsylvania are trying to determine why a man fatally shot three people along a rural road before being killed in a gunfight with police. Police were still…

Suzy Hamilton: From prostitute to Olympic athlete

Suzy Hamilton: From prostitute to Olympic athlete

Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton says she coped with depression and a troubled marriage by turning to a life of prostitution. In a series of posts to her Twitter account,…

Obama, Boehner, Congress and the ‘fiscal cliff’

Obama, Boehner, Congress and the ‘fiscal cliff’

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will use a White House appearance to set the tone for upcoming talks with congressional Republicans on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. Republicans continue to…

Obama’s second term: Change or more of the same?

Obama’s second term: Change or more of the same?

Now that his re-election is secured, President Barack Obama has a freer hand to deal with a world of familiar problems in fresh ways, from toughening America’s approach to Iran…

Obama, Republicans draw lines on new budget deal

Obama, Republicans draw lines on new budget deal

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the…

Amid tough times, Voters renew Obama’s four-year lease on White House

Amid tough times, Voters renew Obama’s four-year lease on White House

His lease renewed in trying economic times, President Barack Obama claimed a second term from an incredibly divided electorate and immediately braced for daunting challenges and progress that comes only…

Democrats post Senate gains but GOP holds control of House

Democrats post Senate gains but GOP holds control of House

Democrats strengthened their hold on the Senate but failed Tuesday to recapture the majority in the House of Representatives they lost two years ago. President Barack Obama, in his freshly…

Overall voter turnout lower than 2008

Overall voter turnout lower than 2008

A drop in voter turnout in Tuesday’s election didn’t keep President Barack Obama from winning a second term in the White House. Preliminary figures suggest fewer people voted this year…