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Are Republicans at war with women?

Are Republicans at war with women?

An early skirmish for women’s votes in 2012 has broken out in the House — among women. A prominent Democrat fired the first shot by claiming that majority Republicans are waging a “war on women.” And now, Republican women are returning fire by raising their profiles, making clear what they stand for and, implicitly, who […]

Home sales hit six-month low

Home sales hit six-month low

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes hit a six-month low in May and supply rose, pointing to a housing market still struggling to regain its footing. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday that sales slipped 3.8 percent month over month to an annual rate of 4.81 million units, the lowest since November. It […]

Make or break week on debt limit

Make or break week on debt limit

U.S. lawmakers working to rein in the country’s rising debt said on Monday they will have to make substantial progress this week to ensure the country retains its top-notch credit rating. Democrats and Republicans said they face a crucial series of talks as they try to find the trillions of dollars in budget savings that […]

Who the hell is Jon Huntsman?

Who the hell is Jon Huntsman?

Jon Huntsman Jr. is a high school dropout, a Harley-riding ex-governor and a diplomat whose last boss was President Barack Obama. Now this Republican wants Obama’s job. The unusual political resume and sometimes centrist views makes Huntsman both a long shot to emerge with the GOP presidential nomination and a candidate to be feared by […]

Tritium leaks found at U.S. nuke plants

Tritium leaks found at U.S. nuke plants

Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows. The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation. Tritium, which is a radioactive form […]

Gates: Obama’s actions in Libya legal

Gates: Obama’s actions in Libya legal

For legal reasons, President Barack Obama rejects the word “hostilities” to describe U.S. involvement in Libya’s civil war. Along the same lines, Defense Secretary Robert Gates calls American actions there “a limited kinetic operation.” Definitions are part of the debate over whether Obama is violating the War Powers Resolution by failing to obtain congressional approval […]

Bachmann shines while Pawlenty dims

Bachmann shines while Pawlenty dims

They are both from Minnesota but Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s combative style seems to be scoring better than the Midwestern nice guy approach of former governor Tim Pawlenty in the Republican presidential race. Bachmann, a third-term Congresswoman from a St. Paul suburb, announced her presidential intentions during a New Hampshire debate. She then proceeded to bash […]