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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…

Are we ready for a President named Newt?

Are we ready for a President named Newt?

  The biggest obstacle to a Newt Gingrich presidential bid might be Gingrich himself. The twice-divorced former U.S. House speaker has admitted an affair with a former congressional aide who…

It’s a bird, no it’s a plane, no it’s a spy bird!

It’s a bird, no it’s a plane, no it’s a spy bird!

  You’ll never look at hummingbirds the same again. The Pentagon has poured millions of dollars into the development of tiny drones inspired by biology, each equipped with video and…

OK, so Bernanke’s plan worked: Now what?

OK, so Bernanke’s plan worked: Now what?

Nearly everything is going according to the plan Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke hatched six months ago. During a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Aug. 27, Bernanke outlined an…

Threats don’t deter Wisconsin Democrats

Threats don’t deter Wisconsin Democrats

Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson packed just his toothbrush and one extra shirt when he and 13 fellow Democrats fled the state last week, to avoid near-certain passage of the…

House looks at stopgap spending bill

House looks at stopgap spending bill

  Republicans controlling the House are moving quickly to pass stopgap legislation to avoid a partial shutdown of the government when temporary funding runs out Friday. Tuesday’s measure would keep…