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Bush on bin Laden: ‘The guy is dead. That is good’

Bush on bin Laden: ‘The guy is dead. That is good’

Former US president George W. Bush this week reportedly praised President Barack Obama’s decision to order the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and declared: “The guy is dead. That…

No expedited review of FOIA request for bin Laden photos

No expedited review of FOIA request for bin Laden photos

The Defense Department is refusing to do a speedy review of a Freedom of Information Act request for graphic photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse, setting the stage for a…

Outlook for Social Security, Medicare worsens

Outlook for Social Security, Medicare worsens

The bad economy is worsening the already-shaky finances of Medicare and Social Security, draining the trust funds supporting them faster than expected and intensifying the need for Congress to shore…

Obama announces plans to speed up U.S. oil production

Obama announces plans to speed up U.S. oil production

Facing continued public unhappiness over gas prices, President Barack Obama is directing his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production by extending existing leases in the Gulf of Mexico and…

Congress shies away from Social Security changes

Congress shies away from Social Security changes

Congress, already nervous about voter backlash from Senior Citizens, is backing away from changes to Social Security but the serious long-term financial problems that threatens the system remains. An annual…

Ron Paul readies another fringe run for President

Ron Paul readies another fringe run for President

The “Dr. No” of American politics — two-time Presidential loser Ron Paul — wants his third strike at national office, planning to announce yet another doomed run for the White…

Ethics Committee sends Ensign case to Justice Department

Ethics Committee sends Ensign case to Justice Department

Former Sen. John Ensign of Nevada broke federal law, made false statements to the Federal Election Commission and obstructed a Senate Ethics Committee’s investigation into his conduct, the panel said…

Senators slam defiant big oil bosses

Senators slam defiant big oil bosses

Oil executives defended the billions of dollars they get in tax breaks on Capitol Hill, only to be chastised by senators, who said their huge profits put them out of…

Romney tries to defend hyprocrisy on health care reform

Romney tries to defend hyprocrisy on health care reform

Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday played down the healthcare reforms he crafted as Massachusetts governor as he sought the support of conservatives for his party’s 2012 presidential nomination. The similarities…

Americans more optimistic about economy

Americans more optimistic about economy

Americans are growing more optimistic about the U.S. economy, a sentiment that is benefiting President Barack Obama despite public disenchantment with his handling of rising gasoline prices and swollen government…