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GOP set to keep blocking job benefits extension

GOP set to keep blocking job benefits extension

A Republican filibuster appears increasingly likely to kill long-sought legislation extending jobless benefits and a host of other spending and tax measures, despite a new round of cuts to the…

Gore named in sex scandal

Gore named in sex scandal

Portland police say they investigated allegations that former Vice President Al Gore had “unwanted sexual contact” with a massage therapist during an October 2006 visit, but they found insufficient evidence…

Obama fires McChrystal, appoints Petraeus

Obama fires McChrystal, appoints Petraeus

A senior administration official tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama has accepted Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s resignation as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and is replacing him with…

McChrystal absent from Afghan briefing

McChrystal absent from Afghan briefing

An Afghanistan strategy session is under way at the White House as scheduled without word from President Barack Obama about the fate of war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who is…

Rolling Stone: McChrystal showed poor judgment

Rolling Stone: McChrystal showed poor judgment

Even Rolling Stone’s editor agreed with Gen. Stanley McChrystal that the Afghan war’s U.S. commander showed poor judgment in airing complaints about the Obama administration in the magazine. But Eric…

Primary results showcase 2010 themes

Primary results showcase 2010 themes

South Carolina Republicans nominated a tea party-backed Indian-American woman to run for governor and a conservative black man to run for Congress from the former Confederate state. Another incumbent congressman…

White House budget chief quitting

White House budget chief quitting

White House Budget Director Peter Orszag’s expected resignation would make him the first high-profile member of President Barack Obama’s team to depart the administration. A Democratic official said Monday that…

Tea Party split over Utah Senate race

Tea Party split over Utah Senate race

Utah tea party supporters united in May to achieve one goal: defeat three-term U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett at the Republican state convention. They succeeded in that, but settling on his…

Obama tries to refocus on jobs, economy

Obama tries to refocus on jobs, economy

President Barack Obama launched a push on Friday ahead of congressional elections to refocus on economic recovery efforts that have been overshadowed by the BP Plc oil spill in the…

Sick of politics? Get in line

Sick of politics? Get in line

One of our writers decided last week to take a break from writing about politics. He said he’s sick of the whole damn mess. Easy to understand why. The state…