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Tax problems threaten Obama’s treasury nominee

A Capitol Hill grilling is likely for Timothy Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Treasury Department, after public revelations he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes several years…

Will Bill’s charity continue to haunt Hillary?

Concerns about her husband's foreign fund-raising cast a shadow over Sen. Hillary Clinton's nomination as U.S. secretary of state when Republicans on Tuesday pressed her to do more to avoid…

Memo to Virginians: Stay home on inauguration day

Washington has a curious way of celebrating Barack Obama's inaugural. The authorities are shutting down most of the city for the day.

Particularly hard hit will be the capital's…

No punishment planned for CIA over torture

As President-elect Barack Obama assures intelligence officials that his complaints are with the Bush administration, not them, there are growing hints from Democratic Senate allies that spy agency veterans will…

let’s be honest about Abe, shall we?

When Barack Obama takes the oath of office Jan. 20, he will place his left hand on Abraham Lincoln's Bible.

Much has been made of the Lincoln connection, with…

Jobless rate hits 7.2 percent

The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years in modern…

What if the stimulus plan doesn’t work?

While most people in a position of power agree an economic stimulus plan is needed, some are questioning whether or not it will work. The nation doesn't even have a…

More pink slips as economy worsens

Pink slips are piling higher as companies scramble to cut costs even deeper to survive the country's economic and financial storms.

Just days into the new year, managed care…

Report: U.S. ‘shortchanged’ Afghanistan

The United States and its partners have shortchanged Afghanistan by focusing on short-term goals pursued without…

Inaugural means more traffic problems for DC

On a typical weekday, close to 2 million people commute to the nation's capital, snarling the highways and packing subway trains and buses during peak hours.

Now imagine doubling,…