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Gates tries to reboot Afghan war

Taking a cue from voters who elected a president promising a different approach, the Obama administration is replacing the general overseeing the war in Afghanistan with a commander who has…

Afghanistan: Deja vu all over again?

Why is Afghanistan starting to make me nervous?

After 9/11, Afghanistan seemed like the right war in the right place.

Even Americans who are knee-jerk-skeptical about military action…

Is there a right balance in Afghanistan?

Public attention to civilian deaths in Afghanistan underscores the challenging nature of the vexing ongoing guerrilla war. On May 4, according to allegations, civilians were killed during an Allied operation.…

Stimulus money not going where it’s needed most

Counties suffering the most from job losses stand to receive the least help from President Barack Obama's plan to spend billions of stimulus dollars on roads and bridges, an Associated…

Banks plan stock offerings to pay off TARP

Three big U.S. banks announced large common stock offerings on Monday and said they would use proceeds to repay funds received under the government's bank bailout program.

U.S. Bancorp…

White House aide resigns in flyover flap

The Pentagon and Air Force are reviewing whether their officials may be partly to blame for a $328,835 photo-op of a jumbo jet used by the president soaring above New…

Stress tests give economy some good news

Government exams of the nation's biggest banks have helped lift a cloud of uncertainty that has hung over the economy.

The so-called stress tests — a key Obama administration…

Uncle Sam has a real deal for you

Has Uncle Sam got a deal for you! He'll give you up to $4,500 toward a new car simply for trading in that hoopdie you've been driving for too long.…

Is a woman a must for the Supreme Court?

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter means that President Barack Obama will get to leave his mark on the high court. What criteria should Obama use to select…

Ohmigod! A thinker for the Supreme Court?

When Associate Justice David Souter announced he would be retiring from the Supreme Court, President Obama lost no time in throwing a cat among the pigeons.

"I will seek…