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Hundreds dead as massive quake, tsunami hits Japan

Hundreds dead as massive quake, tsunami hits Japan

A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan’s eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while…

Ryan says GOP ready to cut Medicare, Social Security

Ryan says GOP ready to cut Medicare, Social Security

Republicans in charge of the House are facing two unappealing options on the budget. One is to lead with their chins and offer politically toxic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and,…

Rep. Peter King opens his anti-Muslim sideshow

Rep. Peter King opens his anti-Muslim sideshow

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is pressing forward with his public examination of Muslim extremism in America, pointing to his first, tense hearing on the subject as…

At least 32 dead in huge Japan quake

At least 32 dead in huge Japan quake

A powerful tsunami spawned by the largest earthquake in Japan‘s recorded history slammed the eastern coast Friday, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of…

White House scrambles to offset Clapper’s gaffe

White House scrambles to offset Clapper’s gaffe

The government’s top intelligence official fumbled the Obama administration‘s message Thursday about embattled Moammar Gadhafi‘s fate, telling Congress that the Libyan leader will prevail in his fight with rebel forces…

Mike Huckabee: Winner or loser?

Mike Huckabee: Winner or loser?

Were Mike Huckabee‘s recent gaffes enough to doom any presidential ambitions he still harbors? A calculated play for the Republican Party‘s base? Somewhere in between? The former Arkansas governor, who…

Oil company CEO claims prices aren’t hurting economy

Oil company CEO claims prices aren’t hurting economy

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson said Wednesday he doesn’t think the recent jump in oil prices is hurting the U.S. economy — at least, not yet. The head of the…

NPR head steps down after remarks about the right

NPR head steps down after remarks about the right

NPR will forge ahead in the fight for federal money despite six months of bad PR — and without its chief executive. NPR’s president and CEO resigned Wednesday to limit…

Back to the bargaining table in budget debacle

Back to the bargaining table in budget debacle

Their opening budget gambits history, lawmakers are returning to the bargaining table in search of a fiscal plan that cuts spending, as voters demanded in the last election, and could…

Budget battle puts Social Security in play

Budget battle puts Social Security in play

In the midst of the budget crisis, an old debate has broken out with new force: Should Social Security be seen as part of the deficit that Washington needs to…