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Are federal workers overpaid? Checking the facts

Are federal workers overpaid? Checking the facts

Are federal employees overpaid? Republican leaders in Congress think so, and they are calling for an overhaul of the entire federal pay system to help slash government spending. Democrats and…

GOP looking at one-week budget extension

GOP looking at one-week budget extension

Republicans battling with President Barack Obama over budget cuts are moving one-week legislation Thursday to avoid a government shutdown, despite opposition from the White House and Senate Democrats pressing for…

Government shutdown: A big risk for both parties

Government shutdown: A big risk for both parties

Democrats and Republicans say the last thing they want to do is to shut down the government. But with budget talks showing little signs of a breakthrough, there are growing…

GOP budget will raise health care costs for seniors

GOP budget will raise health care costs for seniors

Congressional budget experts say future retirees would pay more for health care under a new House Republican budget proposal. The fiscal blueprint would put people now 54 and younger in…

No budget deal yet: Next stop, shutdown?

No budget deal yet: Next stop, shutdown?

Talks appear to be intensifying on Capitol Hill on reaching a deal on long-overdue legislation to finance the government through the end of September — and avoid a government shutdown.…

Obama calls Boehner to White House to talk budget

Obama calls Boehner to White House to talk budget

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks in front of fellow GOP leaders about Senate Democrats and their failure to pass a long-term bill to cut spending and keep…

Baby boomers worried about retirement

Baby boomers worried about retirement

Baby boomers are starting to retire, but many are agonizing about their finances and believe they’ll need to work longer than they had planned, a new poll finds. The 77…

Obama makes it official: He’s running for second term

Obama makes it official: He’s running for second term

President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, urging grass-roots supporters central to his first campaign to mobilize again to protect the change he’s brought in his first term.…

Who decides how to save the earth?

Who decides how to save the earth?

To the quiet green solitude of an English country estate they retreated, to think the unthinkable. Scientists of earth, sea and sky, scholars of law, politics and philosophy: In three…

Romney tries to learn from past

Romney tries to learn from past

In his first presidential run in 2008, Mitt Romney sought back-to-back victories in Iowa and New Hampshire to propel him to the GOP nomination. He won neither, the two-state sprint…