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Freddie Mac investigates itself

Lawyers hired by mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac are quietly investigating the firm's own $2 million lobbying campaign, The Associated Press has learned. The lobbying effort helped quash proposed new…

Arrest expected in Chandra Levy murder

A Salvadoran immigrant convicted of attacking two women in the park where Chandra Levy's…

Neocons? What neocons?

According to Richard Perle, neocons don't exist and he is not the man who led the Bush administration and the Republican Party into the black hole of oblivion.

Those who have…

Public fear grows over jobs, economy, future

As the economy continues to struggle, the public is growing increasingly concerned about losing jobs, not having enough money to pay the bills and seeing their retirement accounts shrink, according…

Obama, Democrats flunk ethics test

The Obama administration and the new Congress are quickly handing over to Republicans the same "culture of corruption" issue that Democrats used so effectively against the GOP before coming to…

GM, Chrysler ask for more bailout money

General Motors and Chrysler have requested another 21.6 billion dollars in bailout funds, adding to the long list of pleas for help facing the administration of US President Barack Obama.

A setback for Obama’s promise of open government

Despite President Obama's promise of more open government, the Justice Department is resisting pressure to release documents the Bush administration kept secret about domestic…

FBI focus shifts from terror to white collar crime

With the economic crisis unrelenting, the United States is stepping up its fight against white collar crime, which has been trumped by the fight…

A mercenary by any other name

Blackwater Worldwide is still protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq, but executives at the beleaguered security firm are taking their biggest step yet to put…

Don’t forget the war in Iraq

The urgency of the economic meltdown has overshadowed the two wars the United States is still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. That will not…