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Rummy, in new book, defends Iraq war debacle

Rummy, in new book, defends Iraq war debacle

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld concludes in his new autobiography that the war in Iraq has been worth the cost and remains largely unapologetic about his handling of the conflict, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Had the government of Saddam Hussein remained in power the Middle East would be “far more perilous than it […]

Winter strorm crushes much of America

Winter strorm crushes much of America

An enormous winter storm left Midwesterners shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the Northeast, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the winter-cursed region to its breaking point. Wind chills were expected to dip to 30 below in parts of the nation’s midsection before the region awoke […]

GOP strategy: Lose repeal, win election

GOP strategy: Lose repeal, win election

To hear Senate Republicans tell it, the defeat of their attempt to repeal the Democrats’ health care overhaul was really a victory of sorts on the long the march to the 2012 congressional and presidential elections. The repeal effort sank Wednesday along party lines, 51-47 as expected. But in the process, Republicans forced Democrats on […]

Judge uses Obama’s own words to strike down health care reform law

Judge uses Obama’s own words to strike down health care reform law

A federal judge in Florida struck down President Barack Obama‘s landmark healthcare overhaul as unconstitutional on Monday in the biggest legal challenge yet to federal authority to enact the law. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson ruled that the reform law’s so-called individual mandate went too far in requiring that Americans start buying health insurance in […]

Cairo flooded with protestors today

Cairo flooded with protestors today

More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power. Protesters streamed into Tahrir, or Liberation, Square, among them people defying a government transportation […]

With court hearings done, the Chicago mayor’s race begins

With court hearings done, the Chicago mayor’s race begins

The race for Chicago mayor entered its final weeks Friday with most major candidates back on the campaign trail, finding new ways to criticize front-runner Rahm Emanuel after the Illinois Supreme Court decided questions about his residency would not derail his campaign. Emanuel leads in the polls and has tons more money than his three […]

Encourage leaks? Who? Me?

Encourage leaks? Who? Me?

WikiLeaks founder c says once again he’s done nothing wrong in releasing secret U.S. documents, noting he’s never asked anyone to take the classified material. Assange, in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” scheduled to air Sunday, denied encouraging anyone to leak the secret U.S. military and diplomatic material. Assange’s latest comments come in response […]

Health care ain’t what it’s cracked up to be

Health care ain’t what it’s cracked up to be

It’s a striking statistic. Without President Barack Obama‘s health care law, as many as 129 million Americans — half of those under age 65 — could be denied coverage or charged more because of a pre-existing medical condition. The new estimate by the Health and Human Services Department is more than twice as high as […]

Hey buddy! Wannna know a secret? This whole financial crisis thing could have been avoided!

Hey buddy! Wannna know a secret? This whole financial crisis thing could have been avoided!

The government-appointed panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis says the meltdown occurred because government officials and Wall Street executives ignored warning signs and failed to manage risks. The crisis could have been avoided, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission determined in a final report released Thursday that was only supported by Democrats on the […]

And, oh yeah, this whole Social Security thing could have been avoided too

And, oh yeah, this whole Social Security thing could have been avoided too

Social Security’s finances are getting worse as the economy struggles to recover and millions of baby boomers stand at the brink of retirement. New congressional projections show Social Security running deficits every year until its trust funds are eventually drained in about 2037. This year alone, Social Security is projected to collect $45 billion less […]