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Murkowski Write-In Count: Miller Files Lawsuit To Enforce Spelling In Alaska Senate Race

JUNEAU, Alaska — Election workers will begin scrutinizing tens of thousands of ballots in the Alaska Senate race on Wednesday in a scene reminiscent of the 2000 Florida recount. There…

Nearly 59 Million Americans Lack Health Insurance: CDC

WASHINGTON — Nearly 59 million Americans went without health insurance coverage for at least part of 2010, many of them with conditions or diseases that needed treatment, federal health officials…

Republican Investigators Take Aim At Health Care Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans plan to use the investigative powers of Congress to go after President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, and they’re focusing on questions uppermost in the minds…

Johann Hari: Protest Works. Just Look at the Evidence — And Start to Fight Back

There is a ripple of rage spreading across America. It is clearer every day that the people of the United States have been colossally scammed. Everyone can see the bankers…

Johann Hari: Protest Works. Just Look at the Evidence — And Start to Fight Back

There is a ripple of rage spreading across America. It is clearer every day that the people of the United States have been colossally scammed. Everyone can see the bankers…

‘Ben Bashing’ Begins As Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich Take On Bernanke

WASHINGTON — Ben Bashing has begun, and this time it’s not a fringe issue, but a central focus of our frightened, blame-spreading Great Recession politics. At this point in America,…

‘Ben Bashing’ Begins As Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich Take On Bernanke

WASHINGTON — Ben Bashing has begun, and this time it’s not a fringe issue, but a central focus of our frightened, blame-spreading Great Recession politics. At this point in America,…

FDIC Proposes Bigger Fees For Big Banks

WASHINGTON — Federal bank regulators have proposed a new system of fees paid by U.S. banks that would shift more of the burden to bigger institutions to support the deposit…

Jacqueline Salit: The Parties are Over

This article first appeared in Newsday on Oct. 31, 2010 Name a problem — poverty, war, out-of-control spending. The political parties offer themselves as the solution to all of the…

DeMint Forces Internal GOP Battle Over Earmark Ban

WASHINGTON — Fresh off the tea party’s show of election might, GOP Sen. Jim DeMint said Tuesday he’ll force a showdown next week with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and…