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GOP wins first budget battle, but long, bitter war remains

GOP wins first budget battle, but long, bitter war remains

Republicans won an early round Wednesday in their fight to shrink the government, pushing $4 billion in spending cuts through Congress in a bill that puts off the possibility of…

Why the White House is tempering its stance on Libya

Why the White House is tempering its stance on Libya

  The Obama administration is tempering its tough talk on Libya with a dose of reality, explaining that even a no-fly zone over the country would require a military attack…

Army looks at changes in training regimen

Army looks at changes in training regimen

Sit-ups don’t make a soldier, the Army has decided. So its 30-year-old fitness requirements are getting a battlefield-inspired makeover. Soon every soldier will have to run on a balance beam…

Akaka joins growing list of retiring Senators

Akaka joins growing list of retiring Senators

With a tiny campaign war chest and indications that powerful Democrats wouldn’t support a re-election bid, Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii announced he would step down after his term expires…

Court removes Charlie Sheen’s sons from his home

Court removes Charlie Sheen’s sons from his home

Charlie Sheen said Wednesday that after his two young sons were removed from his house overnight, he’s “very calm and focused” but ready to fight to get them back. Interviewed…

HSBC halts foreclosures after government review

HSBC halts foreclosures after government review

HSBC Holdings PLC is suspending foreclosures in the U.S. after a government review of the lender‘s procedures revealed problems with the way it handled some home repossessions. The London-based bank’s…

Senate set to send Obama stopgap spending bill

Senate set to send Obama stopgap spending bill

In an early victory for Republicans, the Democratic Senate is voting to send President Barack Obama a GOP-drafted measure that cuts $4 billion in spending as the price for keeping…

Mike Huckabee lied about Obama’s Kenyan roots

Mike Huckabee lied about Obama’s Kenyan roots

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee suggested in a radio interview that President Barack Obama‘s childhood in Kenya shaped his worldview — even though Obama did not visit Kenya until he…

Will Wisconsin battle restore union power?

Will Wisconsin battle restore union power?

In trying to take away nearly all collective bargaining rights from state workers, Wisconsin‘s governor may have unintentionally given the American labor movement the lift it needed after years of…

Tea Party rhetoric clashes with local desire for pork

Tea Party rhetoric clashes with local desire for pork

First-term Republican Rep. Tim Scott of Charleston, S.C., says he’s looking for “any way in the world” to get federal money to expand his hometown’s aging harbor. It’s the one…