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Baldwin axed from Emmy show over hacking joke

Baldwin axed from Emmy show over hacking joke

Leonard Nimoy was a last-minute sub for Alec Baldwin on the Emmy Awards opening because of a flap over a joke about News Corp.’s phone hacking scandal. Alec Baldwin had…

GOP wannabes revive privatizing Social Security

GOP wannabes revive privatizing Social Security

Most of the top Republicans running for president are embracing plans to partially privatize Social Security, reviving a contentious issue that fizzled under President George W. Bush after Democrats relentlessly…

Republicans try to stall end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Republicans try to stall end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee have asked Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to delay the new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military. In a…

Obama’s legacy: Land of the poor, home of the foreclosed

Obama’s legacy: Land of the poor, home of the foreclosed

Barack Obama‘s road to re-election is lined with lots of boarded-up homes. Though the high unemployment rate dominates talk in Washington, for many 2012 voters the housing crisis may well…

White House ignored warnings about solar company’s problems

White House ignored warnings about solar company’s problems

White House officials discussed the political ramifications of a possible default by a troubled solar energy company that received more than $500 million in federal loans, newly released emails show.…

Can Tommy Thompson pull off a political comeback?

Can Tommy Thompson pull off a political comeback?

For more than a decade, Tommy Thompson was the face of the Republican Party in Wisconsin. He was elected governor four times. Word that he was considering a political comeback…

Rick Perry used perks of office to get rich

Rick Perry used perks of office to get rich

When it comes to presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a man of modest means. Perry’s state salary peaked at $150,000 after two decades as a public official, and…

Political bickering dominates debt panel

Political bickering dominates debt panel

Digging in for a bruising struggle, Republicans on Congress’ powerful deficit-fighting “supercommittee” targeted Social Security and government health care spending Tuesday while Democrats pressed for higher tax revenue as part…

Poverty among Americans at all-time high

Poverty among Americans at all-time high

The ranks of America’s poor swelled to almost 1 in 6 people last year, reaching a new high as long-term unemployment left millions of Americans struggling and out of work.…

Cain tried to conceal gay advisor

Cain tried to conceal gay advisor

Facing concerns from supporters in Iowa, Herman Cain’s presidential campaign tried to conceal the role of a top adviser who had been ousted as leader of a gay pride group…