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The cost-cutting battles begin

The cost-cutting battles begin

Congressional Republicans say they want to cut federal spending by raiding $45 billion from President Barack Obama‘s politically unpopular economic stimulus program. But they won’t be able to get their…

Stimulus savings? Forget it: It just ain’t there

Stimulus savings? Forget it: It just ain’t there

Congressional Republicans say they want to cut federal spending by raiding $45 billion from President Barack Obama’s politically unpopular economic stimulus program. But they won’t be able to get their…

Jobs report should show modest gains

Jobs report should show modest gains

Economic growth is gaining momentum, with factories busy and service firms expanding, but one critical area still lags: job creation. The Labor Department will issue its January jobs report Friday,…

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protests continue in Cairo’s central square

Protesters demanding President Hosni Mubarak‘s ouster packed Cairo’s central square by the tens of thousands Friday, waving Egyptian flags, singing the national anthem and cheering, appearing undaunted and determined after…

All right, who towed my car? And where?

All right, who towed my car? And where?

As if being stranded in a blizzard for 12 hours on Lake Shore Drive isn’t bad enough, many of those hundreds of unlucky motorists haven’t found much help locating their…

Obama supporter a failure as ambassador

Obama supporter a failure as ambassador

As a supporter of presidential candidate Barack Obama, Cynthia Stroum was a superstar whose financial backing of the campaign landed her a plum diplomatic posting in Europe. As America’s ambassador…

Winter strorm crushes much of America

Winter strorm crushes much of America

An enormous winter storm left Midwesterners shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the Northeast, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the…

GOP strategy: Lose repeal, win election

GOP strategy: Lose repeal, win election

To hear Senate Republicans tell it, the defeat of their attempt to repeal the Democrats’ health care overhaul was really a victory of sorts on the long the march to…

Mitt Romney on election: ‘Hell no, I don’t know’

Mitt Romney on election: ‘Hell no, I don’t know’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says he hasn’t decided yet whether to run for president in 2012, but says he’s committed to “seeing that there’s somebody in the race who…

Monster storm heads for midwest

Monster storm heads for midwest

The Midwest braced for a massive and potentially dangerous winter storm on Monday with forecasts of up to 2 feet of snow and strong winds that could make travel virtually…