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What you paid for Medicare won’t cover costs

What you paid for Medicare won’t cover costs

You paid your Medicare taxes all those years and want your money’s worth: full benefits after you retire. Nearly three out of five people say in a recent Associated Press-GfK…

Johh Mellencamp, wife, call it quits

Johh Mellencamp, wife, call it quits

John Mellencamp and his wife are calling it quits. A spokesman for the 59-year-old rocker says he and his wife of 20 years, model Elaine Mellencamp (nee Irwin), are splitting…

Alaska certifies Murkowski’s write-in Senate victory

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the…

Murkowski’s re-election certified

Alaska’s governor on Thursday certified Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election in November as a write-in candidate, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in on time for the new congressional…

Cuomo gets second chance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Democrat Andrew Cuomo becomes New York governor on Saturday he inherits a $10 billion budget deficit, a notoriously corrupt political system and the legacy of…

NY state delays decision on Nassau County budget

UNIONDALE, New York (Reuters) – New York state postponed a decision on Thursday on whether to seize control of the finances of Nassau County, one of the wealthiest in the…

The book that defined modern campaign reporting

‘What It Takes” is now widely considered the greatest modern presidential campaign book. Read the full story on Politico…

Murkowski certified winner in Alaska

The two-month legal battle mounted by Republican nominee Joe Miller comes to an end. Read the full story on Politico…

Venezuela condemns "imperial" U.S. visa reprisal

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela condemned on Thursday the United States’ revocation of its ambassador’s visa as an “imperial” move by President Barack Obama’s government, saying the measure should be immediately…

Rattner settles with Cuomo for $10 million

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Obama administration auto industry czar Steven Rattner agreed to pay $10 million to resolve lawsuits by New York’s attorney general over kickbacks allegedly paid to…