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Obama: Forget no wars

Obama: Forget no wars

Six decades after the Korean War ended, President Barack Obama said Saturday that American veterans deserved a better homecoming from a war-weary nation and that their legacy is the 50 million people who live freely in a democratic South Korea. “Here in America, no war should ever be forgotten, and no veteran should ever be […]

Help needed now for economy

Help needed now for economy

President Barack Obama says Washington’s top priority must be to reverse trends like economic inequality, weakened middle-class security and global competition. He says Washington has lost focus on the economy. In his weekly Internet and radio address, Obama is pressing economic ideas he’s been promoting in an ongoing series of speeches. He wants better access […]

Government shutdown looming?

Government shutdown looming?

There hasn’t been a government shutdown in nearly two decades, but top lawmakers on Capitol Hill are finding trickier-than-usual obstacles in their path as they try to come up with must-do legislation to keep federal agencies running after Sept. 30. Conservatives making a last stand against President Barack Obama’s new health care law and Senate […]

Push for tougher voter ID laws?

Push for tougher voter ID laws?

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s not surprised that Southern states have pushed ahead with tough voter identification laws and other measures since the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections. Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press that Texas’ decision to implement its voter ID law hours after […]

Shopping for new health insurance could be tricky

Shopping for new health insurance could be tricky

You may have heard that shopping for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul will be like using Travelocity or Amazon. But many people will end up with something more mundane than online shopping, like a call to the help desk. Struggling with a deadline crunch, some states are delaying online tools that […]

What else does Edward Snowden know?

What else does Edward Snowden know?

It’s the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he’s got damaging documents squirreled away, a bargaining chip against the bureaucrats who want to silence him. If National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden thinks he’s living in such a thriller, legal experts say he’s got another think coming. Nothing he […]