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Need a job? The Pentagon may be hiring

President Barack Obama's Defense Department plans to create 20,000 new government jobs to help revise how it buys more than $100 billion of weapons each year, the Pentagon's No. 2…

More cell phone users drop land lines

In a high-tech shift accelerated by the recession, the number of U.S. households opting for only cell phones has for the first time surpassed those that just have traditional landlines.

It…

No charges over interrogation memos

The Obama Justice Department will not charge the Bush Administration lawyers responsible for memos authorizing torture of prisoners but suggest instead the memo writers should face sanctions from their respective…

Bailed-out banks backed subprime lenders

Giant banks that received billions of dollars of taxpayer bailout funds financially backed the subprime lenders that brought down the economy and triggered the economic crisis that now grips America…

Posturing on the Supremes

If you believe the Republicans, President Obama will announce a new Supreme Court nominee any day now.

The White House and fellow Democrats say no decision is near nor is any…

White House says no newspaper bailouts

The White House expressed "concern" and "sadness" on Monday over the state of the ailing US newspaper industry, but made it clear that a government bailout was not in the…

Murtha nephew got no-bid defense contracts

A company owned by a nephew of Rep. John Murtha received $4 million from the Defense Department last year for engineering and warehouse services, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Cyber command plans force for the future

The U.S. military must reorganize its offensive and defensive cyber operations and will use a new command at a Maryland Army facility to create a digital warfare force for the…

Biden to family: Stay off planes, trains

Vice President Joe Biden says he's advising his own family to stay off commercial airlines and even subways because of the new swine flu.

Biden said Thursday if one…

Palin challenged on legal defense fund

An ethics complaint filed Monday against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin claims the legal defense fund formed last week to challenge such claims is an ethics violation itself.

The complaint…