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In a way, new health care law is about transfer of wealth

In a way, new health care law is about transfer of wealth

Maybe the health care law was about wealth transfer, after all. If the gap between haves and have-nots is the defining issue of President Barack Obama’s second term, his health…

Liberals underwhelmed by Obama’s SOTU speech

Liberals underwhelmed by Obama’s SOTU speech

Tensions within the Democratic Party were on display in the living rooms of Massachusetts, where liberal activists watched President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address with skepticism. Like many…

Republicans, of course, unimpressed with Obama’s speech

Republicans, of course, unimpressed with Obama’s speech

At the dawn of an election year, congressional Republicans responded quickly and forcefully to President Barack Obama’s nationally televised vow to act on his own if lawmakers won’t cooperate on…

Cheating scandal increases strain on U.S. nuke force

Cheating scandal increases strain on U.S. nuke force

The Air Force’s nuclear missile corps faces new strains after dozens more officers were implicated in an investigation of cheating on missile-launch proficiency tests. The number implicated in the probe…

House rushing for approval of new farm bill

House rushing for approval of new farm bill

The House is rushing to complete work on a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill that would make small cuts to food stamps and continue generous subsidies for the nation’s farmers.…

Obama’s state of the union: More of the same

Obama’s state of the union: More of the same

Newly repackaged, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address will deliver familiar content along with some targeted first-time initiatives that both test and illustrate the limits of divided government…

Obama really wants to limit spying on NSA spying

Obama really wants to limit spying on NSA spying

As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom…

Farm deal cuts food stamps by one percent

Farm deal cuts food stamps by one percent

Farm-state lawmakers are pushing for final passage of the massive, five-year farm bill as it heads to the House floor Wednesday — member by member, vote by vote. There are…

NSA uses smartphone apps to spy on all us

NSA uses smartphone apps to spy on all us

Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in the apps installed on smartphones across the globe. The documents, published by The…

Cocaine-abusing Florida Congressman calling it quits

Cocaine-abusing Florida Congressman calling it quits

Facing a House ethics investigation, the Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year says he will resign Monday evening, after several GOP leaders requested that he step…