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Senate approves compensation for black farmers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate unanimously approved a bill on Friday funding $1.15 billion in compensation to black farmers in a decades-old bias lawsuit that is one of the largest…

U.S. Pushing Pakistan For Expanded Drone Operation Areas

ISLAMABAD – The United States has renewed pressure on Pakistan to expand the areas where CIA drones can operate inside the country, reflecting concern that the U.S. war effort in…

Howard Steven Friedman: Mr. President, "Yes You Can" Show Backbone

Dear Mr. President – Your words are eloquent but your actions are lacking. Your party got trounced in the midterm elections for many reasons, but the economy was a major…

Office Space Turf Wars On Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — Rep.-elect Bob Gibbs was trying to get this straight: There’s a public women’s bathroom in the middle of a congressman’s office suite? And in the building next door,…

Joe Miller Vote Count Challenge: Judge Temporarily Halts Certification Of Murkowski Win

JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaska federal judge ruled Friday that Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller’s challenge to the counting of write-in ballots raises “serious” legal issues but is a matter…

Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [147] — Democrats Fighting The Good Fight

Well, I don’t know about anyone else, but I thought that was a pretty good week for Democrats. Maybe it’s just the subject matter I’ve been tackling this week, that…

Economic turmoil trumps NATO

European leaders are far more focused on the international financial crisis than on the summit. Read the full story.…

Aaron Greenspan: Just Say No To X-Rays

In late August, I flew back to my home on the west coast on a Southwest Airlines flight from Boston’s Logan International Airport. Before boarding, I encountered a backscatter X-ray…

GOP govs: Follow us on budget cuts

They see a unique opportunity to respond to the public anger over the rise in federal spending. Read the full story.…

Senior Federal Judge Pleads Guilty To 2 Drug Charges In Shocking Case

ATLANTA — A veteran federal judge who was arrested on charges that he bought and used drugs with a stripper pleaded guilty Friday to two-drug related charges, including a felony…