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Congress set to vote on payroll tax cut extension

Congress set to vote on payroll tax cut extension

Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest, a showdown that many…

Gingrich on dropping out: ‘Hell no, I won’t go’

Gingrich on dropping out: ‘Hell no, I won’t go’

Republican Newt Gingrich on Monday dismissed calls to drop out of the presidential contest in order to set up a direct contest between rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. The…

Santorum’s surge sends Romney campaign into reboot mode

Santorum’s surge sends Romney campaign into reboot mode

Staggered by Rick Santorum‘s surge, Mitt Romney is trying to reset his presidential campaign by defining himself as a strict conservative. The former Massachusetts governor had focused on his business…

Scrambling Gingrich tries return to the high road

Scrambling Gingrich tries return to the high road

Newt Gingrich, suddenly in danger of losing his perch as Mitt Romney’s strongest GOP challenger, is fine-tuning his presidential campaign to place more emphasis on raising money, guarding his home…

Obama wants $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

Obama wants $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

President Barack Obama‘s proposal to reduce long-term deficits with $1.5 trillion in new taxes is less an opening bid in a negotiation than it is an opening salvo in a…

GOP won’t touch Medicare drug plan

GOP won’t touch Medicare drug plan

Republicans want to pull the plug on the health care overhaul they call “Obamacare,” blaming it in part for the United States’ ballooning budget deficit. But they’re quiet when it…

Calm chaos followed Reno air show disaster

Calm chaos followed Reno air show disaster

Amid the horrific aftermath of the nation’s deadliest air racing disaster, a crash that killed nine and sent about 70 people to Reno-area hospitals, a sort of calm pervaded. Witnesses…

Rape victim’s life investigated by university’s lawyers

Rape victim’s life investigated by university’s lawyers

Attorneys defending the University of Northern Iowa are heavily scrutinizing the life of a former student who was sexually assaulted by two football players in 2004 and is now accusing…

Bill Clinton: Cheney up to political mischief

Bill Clinton: Cheney up to political mischief

Former President Bill Clinton says he has high regard for Dick Cheney‘s political skills even if the former vice president tries to cause mischief for Democrats. Cheney recently praised Secretary…

Graham: Election is GOP’s to lose

Graham: Election is GOP’s to lose

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says the upcoming presidential election is the GOP‘s to lose. Graham says President Barack Obama has done “everything he knows how” to beat himself and that…