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Wisconsin recall effort comes up one win short

Wisconsin recall effort comes up one win short

A stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country as the battle over union rights and the conservative revolution heads…

S&P downgrade: Economics or politics?

S&P downgrade: Economics or politics?

The S&P downgrade was more of a statement on the toxic political landscape in Washington than a comment on the nation’s ability to pay its bills. But S&P has its…

Axelrod: Tea Party to blame for credit downgrade

Axelrod: Tea Party to blame for credit downgrade

A top White House adviser is blaming the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on tea party Republicans, whom he says were unwilling to compromise on how to reduce the…

The credit rating downgrade: What does it all mean?

The credit rating downgrade: What does it all mean?

The real danger from the downgrade of U.S. government debt by Standard & Poor‘s isn’t higher interest rates. It’s the hit to the nation’s fragile economic psyche and rattled financial…

U.S. credit rating downgraded: Blame game begins

U.S. credit rating downgraded: Blame game begins

Republicans and Democrats quickly doled out blame to each other for the first-ever downgrade in the nation’s sterling credit rating, an expected but unsettling move that further clouds prospects for…

Tea party: A boon or boondogle for Republicans?

Tea party: A boon or boondogle for Republicans?

The tea party is here to stay. The 2-year-old phenomenon’s muscular role in the debt-ceiling crisis made that clear, despite earlier predictions it would fade away when the national furor…

Global stock meltdown: Is another recession on its way?

Global stock meltdown: Is another recession on its way?

Stocks around the world tumbled Friday ahead of crucial U.S. jobs figures, continuing a losing streak reminiscent of the aftermath of the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in…

Senate set to break FAA deadlock

Senate set to break FAA deadlock

The Senate is poised to pass legislation ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has cost the government about $400 million in uncollected airline ticket taxes…

Tortured vet cleared to sue Rumsfeld over abuse

Tortured vet cleared to sue Rumsfeld over abuse

A judge is allowing an Army veteran who says he was imprisoned unjustly and tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq to sue former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld personally…

The dirty dozen: A ‘super congress?’

The dirty dozen: A ‘super congress?’

The nation’s bills are being paid and Congress has bolted the hothouse of Washington, one debt limit deadline beaten and another ahead for a dozen yet-to-be-named lawmakers. They might want…