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Sole spenders fight long odds for runs for office

Sole spenders fight long odds for runs for office

Christine Jones admits she didn’t know how much running for office would cost. An attorney and former executive for GoDaddy.com, Jones had been encouraged to run for years by friends.…

So, can we afford to let Homeland Security shut down?

So, can we afford to let Homeland Security shut down?

Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency’s annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department’s…

Dems want to make Jeb Bush just another Romney

Dems want to make Jeb Bush just another Romney

Mitt Romney opposed the government’s rescue of U.S. automakers. So did Jeb Bush. Both worked in finance and backed the Wall Street bailout. Both are advocates of tax cuts that…

Obama’s job approval ratings rising

Obama’s job approval ratings rising

Americans’ views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the…

Amid controversy, Brian Williams takes self off air for ‘several days’

Amid controversy, Brian Williams takes self off air for ‘several days’

Brian Williams said he is temporarily stepping away from the “NBC Nightly News” amid questions about his memories of war coverage in Iraq, calling it “painfully apparent” that he has…

Health insurance hacks raise data security concerns

Health insurance hacks raise data security concerns

Insurers aren’t required to encrypt consumers’ data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the Internet age — an omission that seems striking…

Less drinking, more drug use among drivers

Less drinking, more drug use among drivers

The number of drivers on the road with alcohol in their systems has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but there has been a large increase in drivers using marijuana…

Job market frustrations continue for unemployed

Job market frustrations continue for unemployed

The job market remains a frustrating place for America’s 9 million unemployed — perhaps more so as hiring has accelerated along with job postings. The pace of job growth over…

A wide-open job market for some ex-Romney aides

A wide-open job market for some ex-Romney aides

Spencer Zwick may be the most sought after man in Republican politics. A Boston-based venture capitalist who led the operation that raised almost half a billion dollars for Mitt Romney’s…

Resistance to giving Obama new war powers

Resistance to giving Obama new war powers

Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance in a vote to authorize President Barack Obama’s war against Islamic State militants despite international outrage over video of militants…