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Two ministers shot during church services in Florida

Two ministers shot during church services in Florida

A man marched into a Florida church on Sunday during a prayer service and shot and wounded two clergymen after first killing his wife at the couple’s home nearby, police…

Baldwin axed from Emmy show over hacking joke

Baldwin axed from Emmy show over hacking joke

Leonard Nimoy was a last-minute sub for Alec Baldwin on the Emmy Awards opening because of a flap over a joke about News Corp.’s phone hacking scandal. Alec Baldwin had…

White House ignored warnings about solar company’s problems

White House ignored warnings about solar company’s problems

White House officials discussed the political ramifications of a possible default by a troubled solar energy company that received more than $500 million in federal loans, newly released emails show.…

Boehner disses Obama jobs plan

Boehner disses Obama jobs plan

The top Republican in Congress on Thursday dismissed President Barack Obama‘s jobs-creation package as a “poor substitute” for policies that would boost the economy and ruled out tax increases as…

Lobbyists zero in on debt committee

Lobbyists zero in on debt committee

The special “super committee” tackling U.S. deficit reduction was meant to operate independently and free from outside influence — but Washington’s corps of high-paid lobbyists has found a way in.…

Panetta: Defense cuts will increase unemployment

Panetta: Defense cuts will increase unemployment

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is warning members of Congress that threatened defense cuts in the order of $1 trillion over the next decade would add 1 percentage point to the…

Can Tommy Thompson pull off a political comeback?

Can Tommy Thompson pull off a political comeback?

For more than a decade, Tommy Thompson was the face of the Republican Party in Wisconsin. He was elected governor four times. Word that he was considering a political comeback…

Sarah Palin: A sex-crazed druggie with a thing for black lovers?

Sarah Palin: A sex-crazed druggie with a thing for black lovers?

An upcoming book about Sarah Palin portrays the tea party centerfold as anything but a family values soccer mom. Instead, a searing look at Palin by author Joe McGinniss discovered…

Rick Perry used perks of office to get rich

Rick Perry used perks of office to get rich

When it comes to presidential candidates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is a man of modest means. Perry’s state salary peaked at $150,000 after two decades as a public official, and…

Political bickering dominates debt panel

Political bickering dominates debt panel

Digging in for a bruising struggle, Republicans on Congress’ powerful deficit-fighting “supercommittee” targeted Social Security and government health care spending Tuesday while Democrats pressed for higher tax revenue as part…