House Dems Borrowed Millions To Avoid Worse Losses

WASHINGTON — Routed at the polls, House Democrats said Thursday they borrowed millions of dollars late in the campaign in a successful attempt to prevail in 15 or more competitive races. In a postelection memo to the party’s rank and file, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said moves by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in […]

WATCH: George W. Bush Jokes With Leno About Exit Strategy, Drinking

George W. Bush continued his book tour for “Decision Points” on Thursday night with an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show.” Jay Leno thanked him for a decade worth of monologue material, and asked the former president if he was ever bothered by the jokes. “You know, I hate to tell you, I don’t want to […]

Fellow Cop: New Orleans Police Laughed After Burning Man’s Body

NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police officer was laughing after he burned the body of a man who had been gunned down by police in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, a fellow officer testified Thursday. The testimony came during the trial of officer Greg McRae and Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann, who are charged with burning the body […]

Tax Write-Offs For Charity Donations To Be Axed?

As the federal government looks to address the country’s looming $1.3 trillion budget deficit, lawmakers are looking at drastic budget cuts and other creative ways to reduce America’s debt. A surprising policy that may be on the chopping block? Tax deductions for charity donations. In their proposal released last week, Obama’s bipartisan budget committee suggested […]

Airports Consider GOP Rep’s Call To Ditch TSA

ATLANTA — In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether. Federal law allows airports to opt for screeners from the private sector instead. The push is being led by a […]

Obama Helps Biden Cover Campaign Debts

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden’s effort to pay off campaign debt is getting a hand from his boss and former rival, President Barack Obama. The Federal Election Commission said Thursday that Obama for America, Obama’s presidential campaign with running mate Biden, can use leftover money to give Biden’s unsuccessful presidential primary campaign $138,000 to […]