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Congress sends Obama three-week spending bill

Congress sends Obama three-week spending bill

  Congress approved an additional $6 billion in spending cuts Thursday, passing legislation to keep the government running through April 8 and allow time for talks on a larger package…

No real radiation concerns on West Coast

No real radiation concerns on West Coast

Government experts are keeping a close eye on any radioactive particles that could travel from Japan to the West Coast, but insist there’s no threat to public health. “Radiation is…

Gender-neutral Bible pisses off the rabid right

Gender-neutral Bible pisses off the rabid right

  In the old translation of the world’s most popular Bible, John the Evangelist declares: “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar.” Make…

She’s back: Sharron Angle running for House seat

She’s back: Sharron Angle running for House seat

Nearly five months after her strong bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Harry Reid ended in defeat, Sharron Angle said Wednesday she’ll run for Congress again in an effort to “stop…

Stopgap spending bill to Obama by Friday

A divided Congress is about to send President Barack Obama a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open for three more weeks in hopes that budget talks between the…

Vet: ‘Hurt Locker’ movie damaged my reputation’

Vet: ‘Hurt Locker’ movie damaged my reputation’

An Iraq war veteran who claims he is the basis for “The Hurt Locker” wrote in a court filing signed in Afghanistan that the movie has placed his life at…

Did Obama get his facts straight on schools?

Did Obama get his facts straight on schools?

President Barack Obama declared this week that four of five public schools could be labeled as “failing” this year under the No Child Left Behind Act if Congress does not…

Patraeus supports Afghan war troop drawdown

Patraeus supports Afghan war troop drawdown

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan insists the military can boost Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban, begin a troop drawdown this summer and fulfill President Barack Obama‘s goal…

House votes to keep government running for three more weeks

House votes to keep government running for three more weeks

The House Tuesday passed a measure blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks. The measure would buy additional…

GOP Rep who wanted mentally disabled shipped to Sibera quits New Hampshire legislature

A 91-year-old freshman lawmaker in New Hampshire who suggested the mentally disabled should be shipped to Siberia resigned Monday from the state House and said he was sorry that his…