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Shadow of Newt Gingrich looms over shutdown

Shadow of Newt Gingrich looms over shutdown

In this Nov. 20, 1995, file photo, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, of Ga., holds the original budget compromise given to him by White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta during…

Social Security ending mailed earning statements

Social Security ending mailed earning statements

Those yearly statements that Social Security mails out — here’s what you’d get if you retired at 62, at 66, at 70 — will soon stop arriving in workers’ mailboxes.…

EMail marketer apologizes

EMail marketer apologizes

The company at the center of a data heist involving Best Buy, Citigroup, and other major brands said Wednesday that the theft of potentially millions of names and email addresses…

Soul Surfer: An inspiring story

Soul Surfer: An inspiring story

For Bethany Hamilton, it’s all about God and surfing. That’s how it was when a shark ripped off her arm as she lolled on a surfboard off the shores of…

Senate Dems kill GOP climate change ban

Senate Dems kill GOP climate change ban

Senate Democrats on Wednesday defeated a Republican effort to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from controlling the gases blamed for global warming, as House Republicans prepared to pass a bill…

Obama buddy busted for soliciting whore

Obama buddy busted for soliciting whore

One of President Barack Obama’s close friends has been arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. Robert “Bobby” Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover…

End of the road for Glenn Beck’s show

End of the road for Glenn Beck’s show

Glenn Beck later this year will end his Fox News Channel talk show, which has sunk in the ratings and has suffered from an advertiser boycott. Fox and Beck’s company,…

Obama says shutdown will delay pay to troops

Obama says shutdown will delay pay to troops

The Obama administration warned Wednesday that a federal shutdown would undermine the economic recovery, delay pay to U.S. troops fighting in three wars, slow the processing of tax returns and…

Are there any adults in Washington?

Are there any adults in Washington?

Suddenly everyone in Washington wants to be an adult. President Barack Obama says he wants to have an adult dialogue on the budget. Republican lawmakers contend they’re the ones trying…

Are federal workers overpaid? Checking the facts

Are federal workers overpaid? Checking the facts

Are federal employees overpaid? Republican leaders in Congress think so, and they are calling for an overhaul of the entire federal pay system to help slash government spending. Democrats and…