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Americans still bummed over the economy

One year after Wall Street teetered on the brink of collapse, seven out of 10 Americans lack confidence the federal government has taken safeguards to prevent another financial industry meltdown,…

Census Bureau dumps ACORN

The Census Bureau on Friday severed its ties with ACORN, a community organization that has been hit with Republican accusations of voter-registration fraud. "We do not come to this decision lightly,"…

Ways to fix the health care mess

President Obama went to the well of the House and the House welled up with discord.

Although his insistence on the moral imperative and economic necessity of overhauling the…

Obamacare: Another Washington failure

As the healthcare reform debate roars on, Uncle Sam resembles a restless college senior who is flunking economics, finance, and management. Despite a report card full of Fs, he suddenly…

Obama’s numbers just don’t add up

President Barack Obama used only-in-Washington accounting Wednesday when he promised to overhaul the nation's health care system without adding "one dime" to the deficit. By conventional arithmetic, Democratic plans would…

Say what? Fed says recession is over

Economic activity is stabilizing or improving in the vast majority of the country, according to a government survey released Wednesday. The findings indicate that…

School speech: So much fuss over so little

There may be a lesson plan for grown-ups in the contrived controversy about Barack Obama's back-to-school pep talk to students. It would be to do your homework, just as the…

Federal court cites Ashcroft for rights abuses

In what could be a landmark case involving members of the George W. Bush administration and abuses of constitutional rights after the 9/11 terrorist…

Fox Network says ‘nada’ to President’s speech

Fox News Network will not broadcast President Barack Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress next Wednesday night.

It's not the first time the network, owned by right-wing news magnate…

Unemployment hits 9.7 percent

After a slight drop last month, unemployment rose to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since June 1983. Employers eliminated a net total of 216,000 jobs last month, bringing the…