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Bachman raises her conservative profile

Bachman raises her conservative profile

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann took another leap in her remarkable climb to national attention and tea party prominence with her freelance response to President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union…

South wins an uncivil war battle

South wins an uncivil war battle

Under withering opposition from hundreds of historians, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abruptly abandoned plans Wednesday to build a Supercenter near a hallowed Civil War site where Robert E. Lee first met…

Some 26 million Americans have diabetes

Some 26 million Americans have diabetes

U.S. health officials have raised their estimate of how many Americans have diabetes to nearly 26 million. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new estimate Wednesday. It…

Giffords ready to start full rehab

Giffords ready to start full rehab

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Wednesday left intensive care for the first time since she was shot in the head in Arizona more than two weeks ago, the latest big step…

Newt wants EPA sent off into thin air

Newt wants EPA sent off into thin air

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called Tuesday for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency, which he wants to replace with a new organization that would work more closely with…

Oh hell, not again: Another snowstorm heads for East Coast

Oh hell, not again: Another snowstorm heads for East Coast

Schools closed, governments sent workers home early and planes were grounded Wednesday in an all-too-familiar routine along the East Coast as another snowstorm swept over a region already beaten down…

Social Security: Sick and getting worse

Social Security: Sick and getting worse

Sick and getting sicker, Social Security will run at a deficit this year and keep on running in the red until its trust funds are drained by about 2037, congressional…

Is this the year the economy finally rebounds?

Is this the year the economy finally rebounds?

Rep. Michele Bachmann said her response to President Obama‘s State of the Union was just fulfilling a request to speak from the Tea Party Express. But there’s no mistaking that…

Lessons from the past; promises for the future

Lessons from the past; promises for the future

President Barack Obama reached back into the past in a State of the Union address that was all about winning the future. He meant victory for America. And, perhaps, himself,…

Jobs, deficit, war: Big issues for the coming year

Jobs, deficit, war: Big issues for the coming year

President Barack Obama sketched out his vision and goals in an era of divided government as he spoke to the nation in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.…