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With CIA help, NYPD spies on New York Muslims

With CIA help, NYPD spies on New York Muslims

In New Brunswick, N.J., a building superintendent opened the door to apartment No. 1076 one balmy Tuesday and discovered an alarming scene: terrorist literature strewn about the table and computer…

Earthquake rattles buildings, nerves in Washington, East Coast

Earthquake rattles buildings, nerves in Washington, East Coast

The most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine on Tuesday. Frightened office workers spilled into the…

Republicans use politics, redistricting to save House majority

Republicans use politics, redistricting to save House majority

The odds of getting re-elected have gotten better for Rep. Renee Ellmers and other Republican freshmen in the House — thanks to GOP calculations in redrawing congressional maps. The 47-year-old…

America now a food stamp nation

America now a food stamp nation

Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren’t enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son. Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for…

Say what? Republicans want to raise taxes?

Say what? Republicans want to raise taxes?

News flash: Congressional Republicans want to raise your taxes. Impossible, right? GOP lawmakers are so virulently anti-tax, surely they will fight to prevent a payroll tax increase on virtually every…

Social Security disability program nearly insolvent

Social Security disability program nearly insolvent

Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security‘s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50…

Even the left is pissed at Obama

Even the left is pissed at Obama

President Barack Obama faces many opponents and too many of them are part of his base — liberals who just three years ago celebrated his election to office as a…

Tea party more unpopular than atheists and Muslims

Tea party more unpopular than atheists and Muslims

The future is anything but bright for the tea party. The faux grassroots movement started by a GOP consultant and funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers is now less popular…

Obama’s plan: Smear the GOP with tea party mud

Obama’s plan: Smear the GOP with tea party mud

With tea party favorites Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann generating buzz in GOP political circles the Obama White House thinks it can hurt Republicans by painting the party with the…

Perry’s Bernanke slam sparks Republican ire

Perry’s Bernanke slam sparks Republican ire

Didn’t take long for Texas Gov. and GOP Presidential wannabe Rick Perry to get into trouble with even the right-wing of the Republican Party with his shoot-from-the-lip style of attack…