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Anti-abortion groups lobby for Pitts

Activists campaign to give Pitts gavel to subcommittee that sets abortion policies. Read the full story.…

EPA ethanol verdict delayed again

The agency will wait until 2011 to decide whether to raise the ethanol content level for certain cars. Read the full story.…

MSNBC suspends Scarborough for campaign donations

‘Morning Joe” co-host is suspended for two days after acknowledging previous contributions. Read the full story.…

The arms treaty: More hype than facts, more spin than truth

The arms treaty: More hype than facts, more spin than truth

In their showdown over the fate of a major arms-control treaty with Russia, Democrats and Republicans are charging each other with undermining national security. So who’s right? The Obama administration…

Bernanke: Policies supporting growth bolster dollar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Thursday gave a full-throated defense against criticism the U.S. central bank’s controversial bond-buying program is debasing the dollar, saying a vigorous…

Senators seek probe into education rule making process

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Two Republican senators have asked the U.S. Education Department to investigate the alleged leaking by department officials of proposed rules aimed at tightening regulation of the industry.…

Air Force warns troops: ‘Beware of Facebook’

Air Force warns troops: ‘Beware of Facebook’

The Air Force is warning its troops to be careful when using Facebook and other popular networking sites because some new features could show the enemy exactly where U.S. forces…

Palin Keeps Tight Rein On Staff, Not Daughters

While elsewhere a prince and a well-educated commoner have captured the world’s attention, the Sarah Palin clan will not let the posh have their moment. In a rare interview with…

Raising retirement age hurts the poor

Raising retirement age hurts the poor

Raising the retirement age for Social Security would disproportionately hurt low-income workers and minorities, and increase disability claims by older people unable to work, government auditors told Congress. The projected…

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…