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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…

Obama’s inner cirlce: A shield from political storms

Obama’s inner cirlce: A shield from political storms

They golf with him, they vacation with him, their kids and his kids hang out. To them, he’s Barack, not Mr. President. He can be teased and tease back. They…

With CIA help, NYPD spies on New York Muslims

With CIA help, NYPD spies on New York Muslims

In New Brunswick, N.J., a building superintendent opened the door to apartment No. 1076 one balmy Tuesday and discovered an alarming scene: terrorist literature strewn about the table and computer…

Earthquake rattles buildings, nerves in Washington, East Coast

Earthquake rattles buildings, nerves in Washington, East Coast

The most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine on Tuesday. Frightened office workers spilled into the…

Republicans use politics, redistricting to save House majority

Republicans use politics, redistricting to save House majority

The odds of getting re-elected have gotten better for Rep. Renee Ellmers and other Republican freshmen in the House — thanks to GOP calculations in redrawing congressional maps. The 47-year-old…

Say what? Republicans want to raise taxes?

Say what? Republicans want to raise taxes?

News flash: Congressional Republicans want to raise your taxes. Impossible, right? GOP lawmakers are so virulently anti-tax, surely they will fight to prevent a payroll tax increase on virtually every…

Social Security disability program nearly insolvent

Social Security disability program nearly insolvent

Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security‘s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50…