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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.…

State of the Union: Long on rhetoric, short on fact

State of the Union: Long on rhetoric, short on fact

The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other. Obama spoke…

GOP response: Cut spending, then cut some more

GOP response: Cut spending, then cut some more

The nation faces a crushing burden of debt and is on course for an economic disaster without dramatic action to wrestle the budget deficit under control, House Budget Committee Chairman…

Walking, running while distracted may become crimes

Walking, running while distracted may become crimes

Attention texting pedestrians and iPod-obsessed runners on the street: You may soon get unplugged. After targeting drivers who paid more attention to their phone calls and text messages than the…

Ramn back off the Chicago ballot

Ramn back off the Chicago ballot

Just days ago, Rahm Emanuel seemed to be steamrolling the entire field of candidates for Chicago mayor. He had millions in the bank, a huge lead in the polls and…

WikiLeaks: One percent and counting

WikiLeaks: One percent and counting

RAPHAEL G. SATTER Nearly two months after WikiLeaks outraged the U.S. government by launching the release of a massive compendium of diplomatic documents, the secret-spilling website has published 2,628 U.S.…

Keith Olbermann to MSNBC: ‘No good night and no good luck’

Keith Olbermann to MSNBC: ‘No good night and no good luck’

Keith Olbermann was MSNBC’s most popular personality and single-handedly led its transformation to an outspoken, left-leaning cable news network in prime time. Despite that, he often seemed to be walking…

Another failure: Now what?

Another failure: Now what?

The collapse of another attempt at international outreach to Iran on Saturday has left world powers with few options except to wait — and hope that the bite of sanctions…

White House needs to do more to prevent future oil spills

White House needs to do more to prevent future oil spills

A presidential panel investigating the Gulf oil spill says that the oil industry, Congress and the Obama administration need to do more to reduce the chances of another large-scale disaster.…

Poll: Americans like Obama, but. . .

Poll: Americans like Obama, but. . .

Thumbs up for President Barack Obama‘s personality. Thumbs down for his progress. An overwhelming majority of Americans like Obama, but most say he hasn’t accomplished much on two top goals…