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Another year, another mortgage crisis

Just as the economy is showing hopeful signs of life and the federal government is turning a profit on the early bailout money, the…

Tom Ridge changes his tune on terror threats

Former Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge, under fire from former colleagues…

Some in CIA questioned hiring Blackwater

When the CIA revived a plan to kill or capture terrorists in 2004, the agency turned to the well-connected security company then known as Blackwater USA.

With Blackwater's lucrative…

Postal service facing more cuts

The number of post offices being considered for possible closure to save money seems to be growing.

The Postal Service faces a potential…

Obama pledges help on Katrina recovery

President Barack Obama marked the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday by pledging to make sure that turf wars and red tape don't slow the pace of the continuing…

Nixon wanted lots of dirt on Kennedy

President Richard Nixon considered Ted Kennedy such a threat that he tried to catch Kennedy cheating on his wife, even ordering aides to recruit Secret Service agents to spill secrets…

Obama’s war faces hard choices

A priority task confronting President Obama when he returns from vacation is stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan, which Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has described…

Health care mess: No real solutions?

At a recent town hall meeting, widely shown on cable TV, a nearly hysterical, sobbing woman was saying that her insurance company had denied home health care for her bedridden…

Tax cuts could improve health care

The raging national debate over ObamaCare revolves largely around spending. Should Washington plunge itself $1.1 trillion deeper into medicine? While this conversation dominates the headlines, Americans also should consider how…

CIA probe: More damage than good?

By naming a special prosecutor to investigate prisoner abuse cases, including interrogation techniques during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder has assured the nation of a prolonged and contentious…