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Oh hell, not again: Another snowstorm heads for East Coast

Oh hell, not again: Another snowstorm heads for East Coast

Schools closed, governments sent workers home early and planes were grounded Wednesday in an all-too-familiar routine along the East Coast as another snowstorm swept over a region already beaten down…

Social Security: Sick and getting worse

Social Security: Sick and getting worse

Sick and getting sicker, Social Security will run at a deficit this year and keep on running in the red until its trust funds are drained by about 2037, congressional…

Is this the year the economy finally rebounds?

Is this the year the economy finally rebounds?

Rep. Michele Bachmann said her response to President Obama‘s State of the Union was just fulfilling a request to speak from the Tea Party Express. But there’s no mistaking that…

Lessons from the past; promises for the future

Lessons from the past; promises for the future

President Barack Obama reached back into the past in a State of the Union address that was all about winning the future. He meant victory for America. And, perhaps, himself,…

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.…