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Republicans block disaster relief bill

Republicans block disaster relief bill

Republicans blocked an effort Monday by Senate Democrats to quickly pass a $7 billion aid package for victims of recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irene, tornadoes in the Midwest and…

GOP foes attack Perry’s record

GOP foes attack Perry’s record

Rick Perry‘s bid for the Republican presidential nomination will rise or fall on his 10-year record as Texas governor. In Monday’s crackling GOP debate, his rivals attacked that record as…

Is it government’s job to fix economy?

Is it government’s job to fix economy?

The economy needs to be fixed. On this, Democrats and Republicans agree. They part ways over how to do it and, specifically, what role the federal government should play. “Ultimately,”…

No more mail? Ben Franklin is rolling over in his grave

No more mail? Ben Franklin is rolling over in his grave

Imagine a nation without the Postal Service. No more birthday cards and bills or magazines and catalogs filling the mailbox. It’s a worst-case scenario being painted for an organization that…

Rebuilt Pentagon remembers 9/11

Rebuilt Pentagon remembers 9/11

Memories of horror and heroism echoed Sunday across the west side of the Pentagon where, a decade ago, a hijacked airplane carrying 59 doomed passengers and crew and 36,200 pounds…

Pilot was ready to ram plane

Pilot was ready to ram plane

An F-16 pilot who scrambled on 9/11 to prevent another attack on the US capital says she was prepared to ram her plane into a hijacked aircraft — as there…

Are U.S. citizens planning 9/11 terror attacks?

Are U.S. citizens planning 9/11 terror attacks?

Al-Qaida may have sent American terrorists or men carrying U.S. travel documents to launch an attack on Washington or New York to coincide with memorials marking the 10th anniversary of…

Time running out for Sarah Palin

Time running out for Sarah Palin

The clock is ticking for Sarah Palin, and her time is almost up. With Mitt Romney and Rick Perry taking control of a quickly shifting Republican presidential campaign, Palin may…

U.S. on alert over terror threat

U.S. on alert over terror threat

President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a redoubling of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts in the face of a “credible but unconfirmed” threat ahead of the 10th anniversary of the September 11,…

Obama pitches jobs plan

Obama pitches jobs plan

Wasting no time, President Barack Obama is pitching to the public his $447 billion jobs program of tax cuts and new spending after bluntly telling Congress to “stop the political…