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So many budget claims, so few facts

So many budget claims, so few facts

It sounds like a pretty good starting point for negotiations: The White House and Capitol Hill Democrats say they’re ready to meet the GOP halfway in the latest round of…

Student sues FBI over GPS tracking

Student sues FBI over GPS tracking

  A community college student who says he’s never done anything that should attract the interest of federal law enforcement officials filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the FBI for secretly…

Uh oh! Church scholars tamper with Bible’s language

Uh oh! Church scholars tamper with Bible’s language

A new edition of one the most popular English-language Bibles will offer substitutes for words such as “booty” and “holocaust” to better reflect modern understanding, a Catholic group said on…

Supremes side with anti-gay church over military funeral protests

Supremes side with anti-gay church over military funeral protests

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a grieving father’s pain over mocking protests at his Marine son’s funeral must yield to First Amendment protections for free speech. All but one…

GOP wins first budget battle, but long, bitter war remains

GOP wins first budget battle, but long, bitter war remains

Republicans won an early round Wednesday in their fight to shrink the government, pushing $4 billion in spending cuts through Congress in a bill that puts off the possibility of…

Why the White House is tempering its stance on Libya

Why the White House is tempering its stance on Libya

  The Obama administration is tempering its tough talk on Libya with a dose of reality, explaining that even a no-fly zone over the country would require a military attack…

Bernanke: GOP budget cuts would cost 200,000 jobs

Bernanke: GOP budget cuts would cost 200,000 jobs

Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday a Republican spending cut plan would not cause a big dent to U.S. economic growth, but could cost around 200,000 jobs over two years.…

Army looks at changes in training regimen

Army looks at changes in training regimen

Sit-ups don’t make a soldier, the Army has decided. So its 30-year-old fitness requirements are getting a battlefield-inspired makeover. Soon every soldier will have to run on a balance beam…

I no longer believe George W. Bush called the Constitution a ‘god damned piece of paper’

I no longer believe George W. Bush called the Constitution a ‘god damned piece of paper’

For the record, I do not believe President George W. Bush ever called the U.S. Constitution a “god damned piece of paper.” There was a time when I did believe…

HSBC halts foreclosures after government review

HSBC halts foreclosures after government review

HSBC Holdings PLC is suspending foreclosures in the U.S. after a government review of the lender‘s procedures revealed problems with the way it handled some home repossessions. The London-based bank’s…