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Obama’s public approval rating drops as Americans blame him for fiscal mess

Obama’s public approval rating drops as Americans blame him for fiscal mess

Less than two months into his second term, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has dropped and Americans blame him and his fellow Democrats almost as much as his Republican opponents…

Obama faces widespread GOP skepticism on budget dealings

Obama faces widespread GOP skepticism on budget dealings

President Barack Obama must work with a deeply skeptical partner as he tries to undo painful spending cuts and set U.S. finances on a more sustainable course: the liberal wing…

Dominican woman recants sex claim against Sen. Menendez

Dominican woman recants sex claim against Sen. Menendez

A Dominican woman who previously stated in a video that she was paid to have sex with Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey now says the allegations were false, according…

Sequestration: So much for Obama’s second-term agenda

Sequestration: So much for Obama’s second-term agenda

Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis that threatens…

Bernanke says Fed pullback could put economic recovery at risk

Bernanke says Fed pullback could put economic recovery at risk

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, said on Friday that pulling back on aggressive policy measures too soon would pose a real risk of damaging a still-fragile recovery.…

Hagel claims budget cuts puts Pentagon missions in peril

Hagel claims budget cuts puts Pentagon missions in peril

New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday that budget uncertainty, including $46 billion in new defense cuts, jeopardizes the Pentagon‘s ability to effectively fulfill all its missions. Hagel, appearing…

Sequestration won’t deliver promised savings on budget

Sequestration won’t deliver promised savings on budget

On paper, there’s one thing to like about the ugly spending cuts due to kick in on Friday: $85 billion in budget savings at a time when Washington continues to…

Gay candidate for mayor killed in Mississippi

Gay candidate for mayor killed in Mississippi

A candidate for mayor of a small town in Mississippi was found dead by a river on Wednesday morning, the victim of an apparent homicide, police said. Marco McMillian, 34,…

Supremes set to look at Voting Rights Act

Supremes set to look at Voting Rights Act

When the Supreme Court last scrutinized the 1965 Voting Rights Act in 2009, Justice Anthony Kennedy peered down from the bench and asked why federal rules were tougher for Alabama…

Right-winger Ted Cruz: Another Joe McCarthy?

Right-winger Ted Cruz: Another Joe McCarthy?

First-term Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas on Tuesday staunchly defended his aggressive, in-your-face style that already is raising eyebrows in Washington and has led a Senate Democrat to suggest…