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Religion and politics: Always a volatile mix

Religion and politics: Always a volatile mix

Rick Perry dived right in. The Texas governor, now a Republican presidential candidate, held a prayer rally for tens of thousands, read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the…

Obama caves in to Republicans on clean air regs

Obama caves in to Republicans on clean air regs

In a dramatic reversal, President Barack Obama on Friday scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening smog, yielding to bitterly protesting businesses and congressional Republicans who complained the…

Did NASCAR drivers diss President Obama?

Did NASCAR drivers diss President Obama?

Four NASCAR stars will take a pass on meeting President Obama at the White House. It doesn’t have anything to do with politics. When word got out that Tony Stewart,…

Earthquake risk to U.S. nuke plants higher than thought

Earthquake risk to U.S. nuke plants higher than thought

The risk that an earthquake would cause a severe accident at a U.S. nuclear plant is greater than previously thought, 24 times as high in one case, according to an…

Transportation deadlock threatens programs, jobs

Transportation deadlock threatens programs, jobs

Bills necessary to avoid shutdowns of federal transportation and aviation programs are high on Congress‘ to-do list when it returns to work next week. President Barack Obama says as many…

Palin’s presidential melodrama: What’s the cost?

Palin’s presidential melodrama: What’s the cost?

Sarah Palin soon will end the will-she-or-won’t-she presidential speculation that has trailed her for two years — and that she has fueled with abandon, perhaps to the detriment of her…

FEMA boss: Money won’t be a problem for hurricane relief

FEMA boss: Money won’t be a problem for hurricane relief

The head of the federal disaster assistance agency says recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene will proceed regardless of a dwindling emergency fund. Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator…

Obama in trouble with key voters

Obama in trouble with key voters

Whites and women are a re-election problem for President Barack Obama. Younger voters and liberals, too, but to a lesser extent. All are important Democratic constituencies that helped him win…

Ron Paul: U.S. involvement in Libya was still a mistake

Ron Paul: U.S. involvement in Libya was still a mistake

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul said Sunday the apparent overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya does not justify U.S. involvement there and may end up delivering al-Qaida what he…

The inconvenience of truth in politics

The inconvenience of truth in politics

Corporations are people. The fundamentals of the economy are strong. I voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it. From Mitt Romney this month to John McCain in…