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Palin goes out swinging

At times, it seemed like a flashback to the 2008 presidential campaign.

Sarah Palin stepped down as Alaska governor on Sunday with a fiery speech reminiscent of her days…

As recession lingers, small business falters

As the effects of the economic collapse began pouring down Main Street, the government last year was left holding a record $2.1 billion in write-offs of small business loans it…

Obama tries damage control

President Barack Obama concedes his words — that a white police officer "acted stupidly" when he arrested a black university scholar in his own home — were ill-chosen. But, while…

Is Hillary pushing her own agenda?

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton set off tremors in the Middle East this week when she said a nuclear Iran could be contained by a U.S. "defense umbrella" —…

Swine flu could hit 40 percent in U.S.

In a disturbing new projection, health officials say up to 40 percent of Americans could get swine flu this year and next and several hundred thousand could die without a…

Bush considered sending troops into Buffalo

The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would…

Obama health plan: Now what?

Oh dear. After President Obama's news conference on health care/health insurance reform, I am more confused than ever about whether it will -- or should -- pass this year.

Obama tries to explain away Gates gaffe

President Barack Obama said Thursday he was surprised by all the hubbub over his comments that a white police officer in Cambridge, Mass., had acted "stupidly" in arresting a prominent…

Obama should have kept his mouth shut

President Obama's prime-time press conference was making little news but moving along smartly, on schedule not to run over into "America's Got Talent," until the last question, from a reporter…

Jobs? What jobs?

The phrase, "jobless recovery" is gaining traction in Washington these days, as the stock market has turned decidedly bullish, home sales are no longer tanking, at least not at last…