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Weiner staying in race

Weiner staying in race

His campaign manager has resigned and his political peers have harsh words for him, but Anthony Weiner has vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor. Weiner…

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…

Needed for next Fed head

Needed for next Fed head

President Barack Obama says his next Fed chairman should take ordinary people into account when setting monetary policy. Obama tells The New York Times in an interview on the paper’s…

Lindy Boggs dead at 97

Lindy Boggs dead at 97

Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, a plantation-born Louisianan who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the…

No death penalty for Snowden

No death penalty for Snowden

Striving to get Edward Snowden back to America, U.S., Attorney General Eric Holder has assured the Russian government the U.S. has no plans to seek the death penalty for the…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…