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Giffords returns to her hometown

Giffords returns to her hometown

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords lost little time after her release from the hospital in returning to her hometown, visiting Tucson for Father’s Day for the first time since shortly after she was gravely wounded in a shooting rampage in January. “We’ve been dreaming of this trip for some time,” Giffords’ astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, said in […]

Sex addiction: Is it for real?

Sex addiction: Is it for real?

Addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling can destroy lives, but less well known and more controversial is the overwhelming need for sexual satisfaction so intense that psychologists compare it to crack cocaine. Representative Anthony Weiner stepped down from Congress under pressure from fellow Democrats, including President Barack Obama, after he admitted to “sexting” in which […]

GOP Presidential wannabes invade the South

GOP Presidential wannabes invade the South

As Republicans gather deep in the conservative South to hear from the party’s presidential candidates, they’ll also be sending a not-so-subtle message to President Barack Obama — this is GOP territory. No fewer than five GOP hopefuls were appearing at the four-day Republican Leadership Conference, planning to introduce themselves to activists, operatives and donors who […]

Poll hands out bad news for everyone

Poll hands out bad news for everyone

A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll is bad news for everybody: Democrats, Republicans, President Barack Obama and the ever-growing field of those who want to deny him a second term. National gloom stands at an all-time high with most Americans believing the country  is headed in the wrong direction and headed at full speed into […]

Obama’s Libya report fails to soothe an angry Congress

Obama’s Libya report fails to soothe an angry Congress

The White House is vigorously defending President Barack Obama’s right to keep the U.S. military engaged in Libya without seeking congressional approval, a move that appears to have done little to soothe anger among Republican lawmakers and anti-war Democrats over the president’s consultations with Congress during the nearly three month-long campaign. In a report sent […]

CIA web site hacked

CIA web site hacked

The public website of the Central Intelligence Agency went down on Wednesday evening as the hacker group Lulz Security said it had launched an attack. Lulz Security has claimed responsibility for recent attacks on the Senate, Sony Corp, News Corp and the U.S. Public Broadcasting System television network. The CIA site initially could not be […]

Republicans back down on farm subsidy cuts

Republicans back down on farm subsidy cuts

Republicans have quietly maneuvered to prevent a House spending bill from chipping away at federal farm subsidies, instead forging ahead with much larger cuts to domestic and international food aid. The GOP move will probably prevent up to $167 million in cuts in direct payments to farmers, including some of the nation’s wealthiest. The maneuver, […]

Bernanke: Crisis coming if debt ceiling is not lifted

Bernanke: Crisis coming if debt ceiling is not lifted

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned on Tuesday that a failure to lift the government’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling risks a potentially disastrous loss of confidence in America’s creditworthiness. In comments that could give fresh impetus to talks on raising the legal limit on the nation’s debt, Bernanke said the United States could lose its […]