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Sen. Vitter backs birthers

Sen. Vitter backs birthers

Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana says he supports conservative organizations challenging President Barack Obama’s citizenship in court. Vitter, who is running for re-election, made the comments at a town…

Swiss government denies Polanski extradition

Swiss government denies Polanski extradition

The Swiss government declared renowned film director Roman Polanski a free man on Monday after rejecting a U.S. request to extradite him on a charge of having sex in 1977…

Credit scores hit new lows

Credit scores hit new lows

The credit scores of millions more Americans are sinking to new lows. Figures provided by FICO Inc. show that 25.5 percent of consumers — nearly 43.4 million people — now…

How the jobless benefits ran out

How the jobless benefits ran out

Keeping unemployment benefits flowing for millions of workers whose jobs were eaten by the recession should have been a slam dunk in an election year. But until this month, Senate…

BP claims progress; Gulf waits and hopes

BP claims progress; Gulf waits and hopes

Underwater robots steadily assembled heavy metal pieces Monday as BP prepared to install a tighter cap over its busted well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, offering hopeful…

Gibbs: GOP could win control of House

Gibbs: GOP could win control of House

Republicans  could win control of the House of Representatives in elections in November, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs acknowledged on Sunday. “There is no doubt there are enough seats at…

Obama goes into attack mode

Obama goes into attack mode

Barack Obama has decided that fiery self defense and withering mockery of Republicans are the best modes of attack as he tries to save Democrats from a drubbing in November’s…

Can Sharron Angle beat Harry Reid?

Can Sharron Angle beat Harry Reid?

Senate candidate Sharron Angle on Friday denounced Majority Leader Harry Reid as a “desperate man” who was distorting her conservative record while ignoring a state that leads the nation in…

New attempt to cap oil leak

New attempt to cap oil leak

Undersea robots manipulated by engineers a mile above will begin work Saturday removing the containment cap over the gushing well head in the Gulf of Mexico, the first part of…

Feds fear impact of gay marriage ruling

Feds fear impact of gay marriage ruling

A judge’s rulings in Massachusetts that the federal law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional could have implications far beyond the state if they’re upheld by a higher court after an…