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Did lame duck session breathe new life into a lackluster Congress?

In the middle of a House debate, Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky handed the woman in charge of the rules a paper bag....

Michele’s White House is no ‘Camelot’

She has glamorized kitchen gardening, spotlighted childhood obesity and invited thousands of students, many of them minorities, to official White House events. Expectations were high...

Obama faces voter anger, disappointment

President Barack Obama on Monday said times were still tough for many Americans, as he defended his policies during aggressive questioning after the worst...

No decision yet on new homeowner tax credit

The Obama administration has not decided whether it should resurrect a popular tax credit for first-time homebuyers, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan...

Feds drop ball on Medicare fraud cases

They don't seem that interested in hot pursuit. It took private sleuths hired by Medicare an average of six months last year to refer...

Feds fudged on mortgage bailout failure numbers

The Obama administration on Friday acknowledged it had underestimated the number of homeowners who fell seriously behind on their mortgage payments even after getting...

Can Obama restore consumer confidence in economy?

A day after consumer concerns about the economy sent stocks sliding, President Barack Obama is trying to assure the American people that the economic...

Dick Cheney hospitalized

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who...

Financial reform: The lobbyists move in

Congress' final tinkering with Wall Street overhaul this month offers lobbyists a last-ditch shot to reshape the package on behalf of clients with billions...

Angry Obama on oil spill: ‘Plug the damn hole’

An obviously angry President Barack Obama, meeting with senior government officials, had one view on the 36-day old oil spill in the Gulf of...