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Racing against the clock on health care

President Barack Obama is struggling to show progress in a race against the clock to revamp the nation's health care system this year.

Problems in Congress threaten to overshadow…

U.S. government web sites attacked

A widespread computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of the Treasury Department, the Secret Service and other U.S. government agencies, according to officials inside and…

Techies crack Social Security code

For all the concern about identity theft, researchers say there's a surprisingly easy way for the technology-savvy to figure out the precious nine digits of Americans' Social Security numbers.

Powell: Iraq surge too little too late

Colin Powell says the U.S. took too long to strengthen its forces in Iraq after Baghdad fell early in the war.

Powell, the nation's top military officer under President…

Our mountain of debt: The real financial crisis

The Founding Fathers left one legacy not celebrated on Independence Day but which affects us all. It's the national debt.

The country first got into debt to help pay…

Cheney discussed CIA leak with officials

Vice President Dick Cheney talked with top White House officials about how to respond to reporters' inquiries into who leaked the identity of a CIA operative, according to a court…

Is America still a free country? Good question

As the country celebrates another Independence Day weekend, it's worth stepping back from our hot political debates to ask a question: How free is America?

Since last July 4,…

Barack Obama and the end of affirmative action

Toward the end of last year's election, I turned to a young African-American acquaintance and said, "If Barack Obama wins, you can kiss goodbye to affirmative action, or what's left…

A civics lesson named Sonia Sotomayor

Half of the states in the United States no longer require high school graduates to have a basic knowledge of civics. One of every three Americans is unable to name…

Feds threaten to pull out of GM deal

The US government will pull its support from General Motors if the automaker does not get court permission for a speedy exit from bankruptcy protection by July 10, an official…