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Democratic support growing for Hagel nomination

Democratic support growing for Hagel nomination

Democratic support for Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary grew on Thursday as the former Republican senator allayed concerns about his past statements on Israel and Iran. Sens. Frank Lautenberg…

Abortion opponents plan march on Washington

Abortion opponents plan march on Washington

Abortion opponents plan to march in Washington in a demonstration that coincides with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that created a constitutional, nationwide right to abortion. Thousands are expected…

Smokers face little-known severe price penalty in Obamacare

Smokers face little-known severe price penalty in Obamacare

Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out…

Why Tim Geithner was a divisive Treasury Secretary

Why Tim Geithner was a divisive Treasury Secretary

President Barack Obama has saluted the outgoing Timothy Geithner as one of the best U.S. Treasury secretaries ever. He’s surely been among the most contentious. Not since the Great Depression…

Congress headed for more conflict over budget

Congress headed for more conflict over budget

The nation’s sharp disagreements over taxes and spending are on a re-routed collision course, as Senate Democrats launch a plan that includes new taxes and House Republicans vow to speed…

New Pentagon challenge: Where to put women in battle

New Pentagon challenge:  Where to put women in battle

The Pentagon‘s decision to lift the ban on women serving in combat presents a daunting challenge to top military leaders who now will have to decide which, if any, jobs…

John Kerry faces confirmation hearing from his own committee

John Kerry faces confirmation hearing from his own committee

Democratic Sen. John Kerry, on a smooth path to confirmation as secretary of state, is likely to face friendly questioning when he testifies before the committee that he’s served on…

Lance Armstrong sued for fraud over ‘non-fiction’ books

Lance Armstrong sued for fraud over ‘non-fiction’ books

Two California men have sued Lance Armstrong and his book publishers for fraud and false advertising, claiming that the cyclist’s best-selling memoirs, billed as non-fiction, were revealed to be filled…

Harry Reid may allow vote on assault weapons ban

Harry Reid may allow vote on assault weapons ban

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, signaled on Tuesday that despite earlier indications to the contrary, he may allow a vote on a possible ban on assault weapons. Reid,…

Hillary Clinton to face skeptical Congress on Libya attack

Hillary Clinton to face skeptical Congress on Libya attack

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens…