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Health care costs top $8,000 per person

A new government report on medical costs paints a stark picture for President Barack Obama, who is expected to call for a health care overhaul in a speech Tuesday night…

Fix recession first, then tackle the deficit

Just how worrisome our national debt has become was readily evident when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly thanked the Chinese for buying so much of it.

The national…

Gloom becomes self-fulfilling prophecy

With psychology playing such a major role in the deepening world economic crisis, it is more urgent than ever for those assigned with trying to find a way out to…

Army charity makes millions, doesn’t help veterans

As soldiers stream home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the biggest charity inside the U.S. military has been stockpiling tens of millions of dollars meant…

FBI rescues 45 teenaged prostitutes

The FBI has rescued more than 45 suspected teenage prostitutes, some as young as 13, in a nationwide sweep to remove kids from the illegal sex trade and punish their…

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…