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House kills 180-year-old page program

House kills 180-year-old page program

Bringing the curtain down on a nearly 200-year-old tradition, leaders of the US House of Representatives announced Monday that they were doing away with the chamber’s “page” program. Republican House…

New GOP campaign tactic: Pray for America

New GOP campaign tactic: Pray for America

Texas Governor Rick Perry, expected to enter the Republican race for the White House within weeks, offered a prayer for America on Saturday at a controversial religious rally that put…

Axelrod: Tea Party to blame for credit downgrade

Axelrod: Tea Party to blame for credit downgrade

A top White House adviser is blaming the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on tea party Republicans, whom he says were unwilling to compromise on how to reduce the…

Tea party: A boon or boondogle for Republicans?

Tea party: A boon or boondogle for Republicans?

The tea party is here to stay. The 2-year-old phenomenon’s muscular role in the debt-ceiling crisis made that clear, despite earlier predictions it would fade away when the national furor…

Public disapproval of Congress at all-time high

Public disapproval of Congress at all-time high

Disapproval of Congress rose to an all-time high after weeks of rancorous partisan battles over raising the U.S. debt ceiling took the country to the brink of default, according a…

Global stock meltdown: Is another recession on its way?

Global stock meltdown: Is another recession on its way?

Stocks around the world tumbled Friday ahead of crucial U.S. jobs figures, continuing a losing streak reminiscent of the aftermath of the collapse of U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers in…

Tortured vet cleared to sue Rumsfeld over abuse

Tortured vet cleared to sue Rumsfeld over abuse

A judge is allowing an Army veteran who says he was imprisoned unjustly and tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq to sue former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld personally…

Did tea party win or lose in debt deal debacle?

Did tea party win or lose in debt deal debacle?

The Tea Party stood at a political crossroads Tuesday, split by a vote on raising the US debt limit after fractious negotiations that saw them declared both the big winners…

The real costs of the debt-limit deal

The real costs of the debt-limit deal

While the immediate crisis over a threatened default seems to have been averted by the eleventh-hour deal between the White House and Congress, the debt-limit drama has left behind crucial…

FAA standoff costs could exceed $1 billion

FAA standoff costs could exceed $1 billion

The congressional standoff that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration has some curious math. Lawmakers risk losing more than $1 billion in revenue from uncollected airline ticket taxes…