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Wisconsin Democrats: Hey, we can do this for weeks

Wisconsin Democrats: Hey, we can do this for weeks

Democrats on the run in Wisconsin avoided state troopers Friday and threatened to stay in hiding for weeks, potentially paralyzing the state government in a standoff with majority Republicans over…

Feds charge more than 100 medical pros with Medicare fraud

Feds charge more than 100 medical pros with Medicare fraud

Federal authorities charged more than 100 doctors, nurses and physical therapists in nine cities with Medicare fraud Thursday, part of a massive nationwide bust that snared more suspects than any…

Republicans go after unions in states

Republicans go after unions in states

Republicans who swept into power in state capitols this year with promises to cut spending and bolster the business climate now are beginning to usher in a new era of…

Congress begins the great budget gamble

Congress begins the great budget gamble

Having turned its focus from spending cuts to social issues and an assault on the Obama administration‘s regulatory agenda, a battle-weary House reconvenes Friday in hopes of wrapping up action…

Capitol Hill budget circus continues

Capitol Hill budget circus continues

From left, Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Pentagon Comptroller Robert F. Hale, and others, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, before…

Dems to GOP: So, where are all the jobs?

Dems to GOP: So, where are all the jobs?

Republicans won sweeping victories last November by taunting Democrats with “Where are the jobs?” Democrats are now throwing those taunts back, saying it’s Republicans who will knock thousands of Americans…

Why are credit card rates going up?

Why are credit card rates going up?

Credit card interest rates are climbing. It’s just not clear exactly why. A study released Tuesday suggests that today’s higher rates are mainly a reflection of the struggling economy. That’s…

The military’s dirty little secret: Rape case coverups

The military’s dirty little secret: Rape case coverups

A group of U.S. veterans who say they were raped and abused by their comrades want to force the Pentagon to change how it handles such cases. More than a…

America to cyber-dissidents: ‘We’re with you’

America to cyber-dissidents: ‘We’re with you’

The United States stands with cyber dissidents and democracy activists from the Middle East to China and beyond, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. She pledged to expand…

Libya joins the protest bandwagon

Libya joins the protest bandwagon

Hundreds of Libyan protesters took to the streets Wednesday in the country’s second largest city to demand the government’s ouster in the first sign that the region’s unrest has spread…