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Palin headed to Wisconsin for Tea Party rally

Palin headed to Wisconsin for Tea Party rally

Sarah Palin, easily the most polarizing figure in a tea party dominated by extremists, is headed for Wisconsin for a rally at the state capitol in Madison where Republican Governor…

Recount clock ticking in disputed Wisconsin court race

Recount clock ticking in disputed Wisconsin court race

Officials in Wisconsin’s largest county said on Thursday they would meet the deadline for finishing their review of the local vote in last week’s state Supreme Court race, an election…

Feds crack down on lenders for foreclosure abuse

Feds crack down on lenders for foreclosure abuse

The federal government on Wednesday ordered 16 of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders and servicers to reimburse homeowners who were improperly foreclosed upon. Government regulators also directed the financial firms…

Obama’s plan: Cut spending, tax the rich

Obama’s plan: Cut spending, tax the rich

President Barack Obama coupled a call for $4 trillion in long-term deficit reductions with a blistering attack on Republican plans for taxes, Medicare and Medicaid on Wednesday, laying down markers…

Fake press release claimed GE would pay taxes

Fake press release claimed GE would pay taxes

General Electric Co, embroiled in controversy over its low 2010 U.S. tax bill, was the target of a bogus press release claiming that it would donate billions of dollars to…

Republicans push offshore drilling

Republicans push offshore drilling

Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday pushed a trio of bills through a congressional committee that would boost U.S. offshore oil drilling and ease some regulations…

Montana Gov. vetoes medical marijuana repeal

Montana Gov. vetoes medical marijuana repeal

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have repealed the state’s seven-year-old, voter-approved law legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Critics of the broadly written law, approved…

Romney officially in White House race

Romney officially in White House race

Republican heavyweight Mitt Romney entered the 2012 race for the White House on Monday, forming an exploratory committee to raise money for a challenge to President Barack Obama. Romney, an…

Obama saved favorite programs from budget cuts

Obama saved favorite programs from budget cuts

A close look at the government shutdown-dodging agreement to cut federal spending by $38 billion reveals that lawmakers significantly eased the fiscal pain by pruning money left over from previous…

Budget battle tests Obama’s leadership

Budget battle tests Obama’s leadership

President Barack Obama promised to change Washington’s ways. Yet he is as caught up in them as ever. It was just at the start of this week that Obama launched…