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White House scrambles to offset Clapper’s gaffe

White House scrambles to offset Clapper’s gaffe

The government’s top intelligence official fumbled the Obama administration‘s message Thursday about embattled Moammar Gadhafi‘s fate, telling Congress that the Libyan leader will prevail in his fight with rebel forces…

Mike Huckabee: Winner or loser?

Mike Huckabee: Winner or loser?

Were Mike Huckabee‘s recent gaffes enough to doom any presidential ambitions he still harbors? A calculated play for the Republican Party‘s base? Somewhere in between? The former Arkansas governor, who…

Oil company CEO claims prices aren’t hurting economy

Oil company CEO claims prices aren’t hurting economy

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson said Wednesday he doesn’t think the recent jump in oil prices is hurting the U.S. economy — at least, not yet. The head of the…

NPR head steps down after remarks about the right

NPR head steps down after remarks about the right

NPR will forge ahead in the fight for federal money despite six months of bad PR — and without its chief executive. NPR’s president and CEO resigned Wednesday to limit…

Back to the bargaining table in budget debacle

Back to the bargaining table in budget debacle

Their opening budget gambits history, lawmakers are returning to the bargaining table in search of a fiscal plan that cuts spending, as voters demanded in the last election, and could…

Budget battle puts Social Security in play

Budget battle puts Social Security in play

In the midst of the budget crisis, an old debate has broken out with new force: Should Social Security be seen as part of the deficit that Washington needs to…

Wisconsin Senate strips state workers of union rights

Wisconsin Senate strips state workers of union rights

The nearly month-long standoff in the Wisconsin Legislature over explosive union rights legislation rocketed toward a dramatic finish Thursday after Senate Republicans outmaneuvered their missing Democratic counterparts and pushed through…

Libya a touchy subject for candidates

Libya a touchy subject for candidates

What to do about Libya and Moammar Gadhafi? It’s not only a national security question for President Barack Obama. Twenty months before the next election, it’s a difficult political question,…

Tight security for hearings on Muslim community

Tight security for hearings on Muslim community

Extra security will accompany a New York congressman as he chairs a hearing focused on the U.S. Muslim community and its willingness to help prevent radical Islamic terrorism. Rep. Peter…

Former Bush aide faces jail time

Former Bush aide faces jail time

A judge is telling the former government whistle-blower protector that he can’t protect himself from serving at least a month in jail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ruled late Wednesday…