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Medicare hike may hurt the middle class

Retired as a city worker, Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque, N.M., and drives an 18-year-old Subaru. Pugach...

Dire budget warnings from two former federal fiscal chiefs

Two former budget chiefs who worked for presidents from opposing political parties said on Monday that the government should reduce military spending, scale back...

Ex-Presidents cost American taxpayers at least $3.7 million a year

Former President Bill Clinton's 8,300-square-foot Harlem office near the Apollo Theater costs taxpayers nearly $450,000. George W. Bush spends $85,000 on telephone fees, and...

Time to bury the homophobia and support gay marriage

Marriage, if you believe the overwrought hyperbole of the rabid right-wing that controls the Republican Party and wants to send America deeper into the...

Jeb Bush calls political reporters ‘crack addicts’

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday likened political reporters to "crack addicts" and "heroin addicts" during a tour of morning talk shows that...

Politics: Black and white labels in a shades of gray reality

From an early age, Americans are conditioned to see the world in sharp contrast — black-and-white labels in a society where the reality is...

The Disunited States of America: Abandon hope all who enter here

The monumental failures who occupy both the White House and Congress came up with sequestration as a "doomsday" scenario so onerous that it would...

Divided Senate confirms Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

A deeply divided Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Republican Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary, handing President Barack Obama's pick...

Use of drones to target Americans raises questions in Congress

President Barack Obama's choice to head the CIA faces a Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing just hours after lawmakers are expected to receive a...

CIA Director nominee flip-flops on agency torture

John Brennan, now President Barack Obama's nominee to be CIA director, sat quietly around a conference table at the agency's headquarters in Langley, Va.,...