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Cantor walks out on budget talks

Cantor walks out on budget talks

Efforts to find a bipartisan agreement blending huge budget cuts with a must-pass measure to increase how much the government can borrow have entered a new phase after Republican negotiators…

Bin Laden wanted to improve al-Qaida’s image

Bin Laden wanted to improve al-Qaida’s image

As Osama bin Laden watched his terrorist organization get picked apart, he lamented in his final writings that al-Qaida was suffering from a marketing problem. His group was killing too…

Democrat’s nightmare: ‘Let’s make a deal’ Obama

Democrat’s nightmare: ‘Let’s make a deal’ Obama

As negotiations on raising the debt limit go down to the wire, House Democrats claim their real problem isn’t hardline Republicans or even the gaggle of tea party freshman. Their…

Democrats push spending, tax cuts

Democrats push spending, tax cuts

In a sharp role reversal, Democratic leaders in Congress Wednesday called for both spending and tax cuts as a way to jump start the sagging economy but their conversion to…

Obama plans withdrawal of 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next year

Obama plans withdrawal of 33,000 troops from Afghanistan by next year

President Barack Obama, facing growing public and political opposition to an Afghan war that has become his Vietnam, announced Wednesday night that he will withdraw 33,000 U.S. troops from the…

Weiner now officially an ex-member of Congress

Weiner now officially an ex-member of Congress

Democrat Anthony Weiner, caught sending lewd photos of himself to women over the Internet, on Monday submitted his letter of resignation from the House of Representatives, effective midnight on Tuesday.…

Danger lurks: Feds soften nuke industry rules

Danger lurks: Feds soften nuke industry rules

Federal regulators have been working closely with the nuclear power industry to keep the nation’s aging reactors operating within safety standards by repeatedly weakening those standards, or simply failing to…

Gates: Obama’s actions in Libya legal

Gates: Obama’s actions in Libya legal

For legal reasons, President Barack Obama rejects the word “hostilities” to describe U.S. involvement in Libya’s civil war. Along the same lines, Defense Secretary Robert Gates calls American actions there…

Obama impersonator goes too far, booted from GOP confab

Obama impersonator goes too far, booted from GOP confab

A Barack Obama impersonator was ushered off the stage after he mocked the Republican presidential hopefuls and joked about the real president’s biracial roots to a room full of conservative…

States look to Internet taxes for financial salvation

States look to Internet taxes for financial salvation

State governments across the country are laying off teachers, closing public libraries and parks, and reducing health care services, but there is one place they could get $23 billion a…