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Struggling with the language of terrorism

Struggling with the language of terrorism

Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was…

Romney rules out another run for President

Romney rules out another run for President

After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into…

Lower gas prices fuel economic growth

Lower gas prices fuel economic growth

The U.S. economy likely grew at a brisk clip in the fourth quarter as lower gasoline prices buoyed consumer spending, in a show of resilience despite a darkening global outlook.…

Red ink? What red ink? Let’s spend more

Red ink?  What red ink? Let’s spend more

The deficit is dead. Long live the deficit. As the nation’s ledger adjusts to decreasing levels of deficit spending, the voices in Washington calling for austerity are barely audible. Republicans…

Can the Democrats clean up their ‘vision’ act?

Can the Democrats clean up their ‘vision’ act?

President Barack Obama is trying to cheer up House Democrats, urging them to keep battling for middle-class families even as they trumpet brighter news about jobs, energy production and other…

Now Scott Walker looking to join run for President

Now Scott Walker looking to join run for President

Shifting his focus to Washington, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expanding his political operation as he fights for early momentum in the increasingly crowded field of GOP White House prospects.…

She got America’s first Social Security check

She got America’s first Social Security check

Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout. Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn’t realize it at…

Be careful when using the Super Bowl’s name

Be careful when using the Super Bowl’s name

It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission. For most people, the game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is…

McCain calls protestors ‘low-life scum’

McCain calls protestors ‘low-life scum’

U.S. Senator John McCain had a blunt message for demonstrators chanting for the arrest of Henry Kissinger at a Senate Armed Forces Committee hearing on Thursday: “Get out of here,…

Obama wants no limits on domestic, defense spending

Obama wants no limits on domestic, defense spending

President Barack Obama will seek to bust through spending limits for both domestic and defense programs, the White House said Thursday, negating the effects of across-the-board cuts agreed to by…