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With CIA help, NYPD spies on New York Muslims

With CIA help, NYPD spies on New York Muslims

In New Brunswick, N.J., a building superintendent opened the door to apartment No. 1076 one balmy Tuesday and discovered an alarming scene: terrorist literature strewn about the table and computer…

Republicans use politics, redistricting to save House majority

Republicans use politics, redistricting to save House majority

The odds of getting re-elected have gotten better for Rep. Renee Ellmers and other Republican freshmen in the House — thanks to GOP calculations in redrawing congressional maps. The 47-year-old…

America now a food stamp nation

America now a food stamp nation

Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren’t enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son. Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for…

Say what? Republicans want to raise taxes?

Say what? Republicans want to raise taxes?

News flash: Congressional Republicans want to raise your taxes. Impossible, right? GOP lawmakers are so virulently anti-tax, surely they will fight to prevent a payroll tax increase on virtually every…

Social Security disability program nearly insolvent

Social Security disability program nearly insolvent

Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security‘s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50…

Pentagon adapts to a post-9/11 world

Pentagon adapts to a post-9/11 world

The Sept. 11 attacks transformed the Pentagon, ravaging the iconic building itself and setting the stage for two long and costly wars that reordered the way the American military fights.…

Even the left is pissed at Obama

Even the left is pissed at Obama

President Barack Obama faces many opponents and too many of them are part of his base — liberals who just three years ago celebrated his election to office as a…

Tea party more unpopular than atheists and Muslims

Tea party more unpopular than atheists and Muslims

The future is anything but bright for the tea party. The faux grassroots movement started by a GOP consultant and funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers is now less popular…

Glenn Beck is mad as heck at John Boehner

Glenn Beck is mad as heck at John Boehner

Glenn Beck is taking his carnival sideshow to Israel next week but members of Congress won’t be going with him — at least not at taxpayers’ expense. The House Ethics…

Obama’s ‘Magical Misery Tour:’ A fitting footnote to his Presidency?

Obama’s ‘Magical Misery Tour:’  A fitting footnote to his Presidency?

President Barack Obama took his act on the road this week, traveling the Midwest in a $2.4 million armored bus in what his handlers claim was an attempt to “interact…