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Foreclosures still on the rise

Foreclosures still on the rise

Foreclosures rose in 3 of every four large U.S. metro areas in this year’s first half, likely ruling out sustained home price gains until 2013, real estate data company RealtyTrac…

Economic fears threaten Democrats

Economic fears threaten Democrats

Americans by a large majority believe President Barack Obama has not focused enough on job creation, as economic fears threaten Democrats ahead of November 2 congressional elections, a Reuters-Ipsos poll…

Leaks fuel doubts over failing Afghan war

Leaks fuel doubts over failing Afghan war

The Obama administration scrambled on Monday to manage the explosive leak of secret military records that paint a grim picture of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and raise new doubts…

Pakistan backed Taliban

Pakistan backed Taliban

U.S. officials in Afghanistan strongly suspected Pakistan was secretly supporting the Taliban while taking massive amounts of American aid, military reports leaked on Sunday show, raising new questions about President…

Obama signs Wall Street reform bill

Obama signs Wall Street reform bill

President Barack Obama signed into law on Wednesday the most comprehensive financial regulatory overhaul since the Great Depression, vowing to stop risky behavior on Wall Street that imperiled the U.S.…

Sessions predicts GOP takeover of House

Sessions predicts GOP takeover of House

A top Republican lawmaker on Sunday predicted his party would win back the House of Representatives from Democrats in the November mid-term elections, as both parties previewed the arguments they…

Scandal never dies in New York

Scandal never dies in New York

Candidates for New York state attorney general, who have vowed stern enforcement of white collar crime, are also targeting corrupt politicians — a popular issue with voters. At least a…

Pentagon is going broke

Pentagon is going broke

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it may be forced to take extreme measures — like not paying salaries — if the Democratic-led Congress fails to pass a $37 billion defense…

F-bombs away! Court strikes down FCC obscenity rule

F-bombs away! Court strikes down FCC obscenity rule

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s indecency policy is unconstitutionally vague and could create a chilling effect beyond “fleeting expletives” heard on broadcasts, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday in a…

Americans lose faith in Obama

Americans lose faith in Obama

Nearly 60 percent of American voters say they lack faith in President Barack Obama, according to a public opinion poll published on Tuesday. The results of the Washington Post/ABC News…