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Obama claims immigration overhaul can boost economy

Obama claims immigration overhaul can boost economy

President Barack Obama says overhauling the nation’s immigration system can provide a big boost to the economic recovery. In his weekly Internet and radio address, Obama cites former President George…

Napolitano quits as Homeland Security Secretary

Napolitano quits as Homeland Security Secretary

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced her resignation Friday to take over the University of California system, leaving behind a huge department still working to adjust to the merger of…

James Clapper’s sordid history of lying to Congress, America

James Clapper’s sordid history of lying to Congress, America

As the director of national intelligence, James Clapper has told Congress that the regime of Moammar Gadhafi would likely prevail in Libya, that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party was “largely secular”…

Texas set to pass tough restrictions on abortion

Texas set to pass tough restrictions on abortion

This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything — or anyone — derail a vote. The…

Spitzer collects more than enough signatures for return to politics

Spitzer collects more than enough signatures for return to politics

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who shook up the New York political world this week with an 11th-hour bid for city comptroller, announced on Thursday he had collected enough…

GOP rejects comprehensive approach on immigration

GOP rejects comprehensive approach on immigration

House Republicans are embracing a step-by-step approach to immigration, in contrast to the sweeping plan passed by the Senate and backed by the White House. But they’re offering neither specifics…

Republicans strip food stamps from farm bill

Republicans strip food stamps from farm bill

Bruised from the defeat of a massive farm bill last month, Republicans are giving the legislation another chance by bringing a pared-down version to the House floor. GOP leaders were…

Time running our as Congress lacks a solution on student loans

Time running our as Congress lacks a solution on student loans

The clock is ticking loudly as Congress looks for a deal to bring back low interest rates on student loans. Lawmakers and their aides are continuing talks about how they…

Pentagon payroll budget snafus left an injured soldier, others broke

Pentagon payroll budget snafus left an injured soldier, others broke

As Christmas 2011 approached, U.S. Army medic Shawn Aiken was once again locked in desperate battle with a formidable foe. Not insurgents in Iraq, or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan –…

Republicans say Obama ignores Constitution, exceeds authority

Republicans say Obama ignores Constitution, exceeds authority

In the courts of law and public opinion, congressional Republicans increasingly accuse President Barack Obama of exceeding his constitutional authority for the benefit of special interests, most recently by delaying…