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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…

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…