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One budget debate, two sets of facts

One budget debate, two sets of facts

To hear the Democrats tell it, House Republicans are being dragged by their extreme tea party allies to shut down the government, yet agreement is near on a sensible package…

Highway deaths at lowest level in 62 years

Highway deaths at lowest level in 62 years

Highway deaths have plummeted to their lowest levels in more than 60 years, helped by more people wearing seat belts, better safety equipment in cars and efforts to curb drunken…

Ann Coulter takes her road show to Wyoming

Ann Coulter takes her road show to Wyoming

Ann Coulter delivered her edgy brand of conservatism to a mostly receptive audience at the University of Wyoming Thursday night, where memories are fresh of the school’s controversial handling last…

Boehner snubs tea party, shows willingness to compromise

Boehner snubs tea party, shows willingness to compromise

  Despite fresh pressure from tea party conservatives, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans “can’t impose our will” on the White House and Senate Democrats on legislation to…

Tea party faithful rally but does anyone care?

Tea party faithful rally but does anyone care?

Jenny Beth Martin looked out on the rain-dampened crowd along Constitution Avenue and pointed over her shoulder at the Capitol. “They heard us, but they’re not listening!” Martin, a tea…

CIA operatives reported on the ground in Libya

CIA operatives reported on the ground in Libya

The CIA has sent small teams of operatives into Libya after the agency’s station in the capital was forced to close, and officers assisted in rescuing one of the two…

Biden claims budget progress

Biden claims budget progress

Vice President Joe Biden reported “good progress” Wednesday in budget talks to prevent a government shutdown next week as congressional negotiators began work on a proposal for around $33 billion…

House Republicans demand IRS audit of AARP

House Republicans demand IRS audit of AARP

AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, Republican lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest…

Las Vegas pays homage to mob past

Las Vegas pays homage to mob past

Speakeasies, bootleggers, gun-wielding crime bosses and tough-guy accents pay homage to Las Vegas’ mob roots in a pair of new attractions showcasing Sin City’s criminal history. An interactive attraction featuring…

Congress still looking for answers on Obama’s Libyan war

Congress still looking for answers on Obama’s Libyan war

President Barack Obama is under pressure from Congress to spell out an exit strategy for the U.S. military in Libya and provide a clear plan to end Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s…