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GOP leaders oust tea party-backed New Hampshire chairman

GOP leaders oust tea party-backed New Hampshire chairman

A tea party-backed chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party — under fire for lackluster fundraising, election losses and inexperience on the job — resigned just minutes before fed-up GOP…

Earthquake risk to U.S. nuke plants higher than thought

Earthquake risk to U.S. nuke plants higher than thought

The risk that an earthquake would cause a severe accident at a U.S. nuclear plant is greater than previously thought, 24 times as high in one case, according to an…

Condoleeza Rice unhappy with Cheney’s attacks

Condoleeza Rice unhappy with Cheney’s attacks

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she resented what she viewed as an attack on her integrity by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his just-published memoir.…

Republicans play politics with Obama speech scheduling

Republicans play politics with Obama speech scheduling

President Barack Obama on Wednesday agreed to unveil new jobs proposals in an address to Congress on September 8, bowing to pressure from Republicans, who objected to the original date…

Transportation deadlock threatens programs, jobs

Transportation deadlock threatens programs, jobs

Bills necessary to avoid shutdowns of federal transportation and aviation programs are high on Congress‘ to-do list when it returns to work next week. President Barack Obama says as many…

Palin’s presidential melodrama: What’s the cost?

Palin’s presidential melodrama: What’s the cost?

Sarah Palin soon will end the will-she-or-won’t-she presidential speculation that has trailed her for two years — and that she has fueled with abandon, perhaps to the detriment of her…

Obama readies another mortgage bailout

Obama readies another mortgage bailout

The Obama administration is considering unveiling new plans next week to revive the ailing housing market and reduce foreclosures, including an effort to help troubled borrowers refinance their mortgages. The…

FEMA boss: Money won’t be a problem for hurricane relief

FEMA boss: Money won’t be a problem for hurricane relief

The head of the federal disaster assistance agency says recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene will proceed regardless of a dwindling emergency fund. Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator…

Another gay Republican hypocrite bites the dust

Another gay Republican hypocrite bites the dust

A Puerto Rico lawmaker has resigned following reports that explicit photos of him surfaced on an iPhone application for gays and bisexuals, the head of the U.S. territory’s Senate announced…

Barack Obama is a complete, utter failure

Barack Obama is a complete, utter failure

Barack Obama is a failed President. His legacy — such as it is — will be a failed economic recovery, double-dip recession and devastated American morale. The president of hope…