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Petraeus will try to sell Afghan war to skeptical Congress

Petraeus will try to sell Afghan war to skeptical Congress

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is facing an impatient and frustrated Congress, balancing his troops’ solid progress in combat with worries about Kabul government corruption, an expected Taliban resurgence…

Palin’s plummenting poll problem

Palin’s plummenting poll problem

A new Bloomberg poll shows Sarah Palin‘s 15 minutes of fame and glory is coming to an end. Nationally, 60 percent of voters now have a an unfavorable view of…

Storage pool water may be boiling at damaged Japan nuke power plant

Storage pool water may be boiling at damaged Japan nuke power plant

A Japanese nuclear safety official says the water inside the waste fuel storage pool for a damaged reactor at an atomic power plant may be boiling. Hidehiko Nishiyama of the…

Freedom of Information: An impossible dream?

Freedom of Information: An impossible dream?

Experts on the U.S. Freedom of Information Act are telling Congress that the law remains an unwieldy and inefficient tool for obtaining government records despite President Barack Obama‘s promise to…

Major quake would devastate California

Major quake would devastate California

California will experience unthinkable damage when the next powerful quake strikes, probably within 30 years, even though the state prides itself on being on the leading edge of earthquake science.…

Did Scott Walker and the Kochs overplay their hand in Wisconsin?

Did Scott Walker and the Kochs overplay their hand in Wisconsin?

With 100,000 protesters rallying in Madison, Wisconsin this past Saturday to protest the union-busting tactics of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, the cracks may already be showing in the great tea…

Obama’s promises: Just more empty political rhetoric

Obama’s promises: Just more empty political rhetoric

Barack Obama sure talked a good game when he mesmerized the public with his captivating rhetoric that propelled him to win the Presidency in 2008 but two years into his…

Wisconsin Dems: ‘We’re down but not out’

Wisconsin Dems: ‘We’re down but not out’

Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican governor, won his battle last week to get the curbs he backed on public-sector unions approved by the state legislature and signed into law.…

Why did the Obama administration stay out of Wisconsin?

Why did the Obama administration stay out of Wisconsin?

Union leaders urged Vice President Joe Biden during a White House meeting last month to go to Wisconsin and rally the faithful in their fight against Gov. Scott Walker’s move…

Death toll estimates in Japan top 10,000 and still rising

Death toll estimates in Japan top 10,000 and still rising

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is appealing to the Japanese to unite in overcoming what he says is the nation’s worst crisis since World War II. Kan said Sunday in…