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Allstate sues two more banks over mortgage fraud

Allstate sues two more banks over mortgage fraud

Allstate says Citigroup and Deutsche Bank AG hid the risks on more than $385 million mortgage securities and it bought from the two banks and now it wants revenge. Lawsuits…

Breastfeeding: Sarah Palin’s big campaign issue?

Breastfeeding: Sarah Palin’s big campaign issue?

If Sarah Palin decides to run for President — and she keeps dropping more and more hints that she will, she may decide to turn brestfeeding of babies into a…

Robocop may stand guard in Philadelphia

Robocop may stand guard in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has its statue of Rocky. Other towns have plaques and markers about films shot in their area. But Robocop in Detroit? That what fans of the sci-fi cult film…

Democrats could lose public relations battle in Wisconsin

Democrats could lose public relations battle in Wisconsin

Eventually, the stalemate in Wisconsin will end and Democrats in Wisconsin will have to face what could easily be a  public relations loss in the battle that brought thousands upon…

In Texas,it’s readin’, writin’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

In Texas,it’s readin’, writin’ and ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms.…

Congressman’s staff felt he needed psychiatric help

Congressman’s staff felt he needed psychiatric help

Senior staffers of U.S. Rep. David Wu were so alarmed over the Oregon Democrat‘s erratic behavior just days before the November election that they demanded he enter a hospital for…

Democracy at work or still the same old mess?

Democracy at work or still the same old mess?

On the surface, the massive crowds that descended on the Wisconsin State Capital in Madison Saturday to protest for and against Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to limit union bargaining powers…

Winds topple National Christmas tree

Winds topple National Christmas tree

Even Mother Nature has had it with politics in Washington. On Saturday, high winds brought down America’s Christmas tree, snapping the 47-year-old, 42-foot high Colorado blue spruce near its base…

Judge guilty in kids for cash scheme

Judge guilty in kids for cash scheme

A federal jury on Friday found a former Pennsylvania judge guilty in a so-called kids-for-cash scheme, in which he took money in exchange for sending juvenile offenders to for-profit detention…

Docs order too many tests because of lawsuit fears

Docs order too many tests because of lawsuit fears

CT scans, MRIs and other pricey imaging tests are often more for the doctor’s benefit than the patient’s, new research confirms. Roughly one-fifth of tests that bone and joint specialists…