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Can Obama reconnect with independents?

In political terms, President Barack Obama's tax-cut compromise with Republicans amounted to a step toward luring back independent voters whose support he needs to...

Pentagon study shows gay service would not harm military

The Pentagon study that argues that gay troops could serve openly without hurting the military's ability to fight is expected to re-ignite debate this...

I do? No, I don’t. 40 percent say marriage is ‘obsolete’

Is marriage becoming obsolete? As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced,...

Pelosi’s political purgatory

The petite woman in regal purple edged her way behind a raucous mob of reporters awaiting the next speaker of the House, a brutal...

Voters don’t expect much from a GOP Congress

The voters who turned control of the House of Representatives to Republicans say they don't expect much from a GOP Congress. Two polls say voters...

Hyper-texting teens more likely to screw, get high

Teens who text 120 times a day or more — and there seems to be a lot of them — are more likely to...

It’s a strange election year when comedians call for reason and...

In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a "sanity" rally...

Bringing home the bacon can put incumbents in the frying pan

 When Harry Reid, the No. 1 Democrat in the Senate, began his re-election campaign last year, he ran ads touting his ability to bring...

Americans don’t know a hell of a lot about religion

A new survey of Americans' knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about...

Another controversy, another distraction for Obama

First came the outrage over plans for a mosque near ground zero. Now there's anger over a Florida church's plan to burn copies of...