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And they’re off! Gridlocked Congress leaves town

Battle-weary members of Congress are coming soon to neighborhoods near you to press for re-election, more eager to campaign before angry constituents than compromise...

End of TARP leaves small banks scrambling to repay

The U.S. government's $700 billion bailout of the financial system has become a form of long-standing aid for many of the nation's small and...

Military funeral protests: Free speech?

One thing Al Snyder wants to make clear: His boy fought and died for freedom in Iraq, but not for the right of some...

Where’s Harry? Where’s Sharron?

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican rival Sharron Angle, both known for their verbal gaffes, are avoiding potentially unfriendly voters as much...

Pelosi, Democrats failed to deliver on ethics promises

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised four years ago that Democrats would lead "the most honest, most open, most ethical Congress in history." But as her...

Obama to Democrats: Stop bitching and get to work

Buck up. Stop whining. And get to work. Clearly frustrated by Republicans' energy — and his own party's lack of enthusiasm — President Barack Obama...

Republicans swamp Democrats with campaign ads

In one way at least, the fight for control of Congress is grossly one-sided. Just five weeks from midterm elections, groups allied with the Republican...

Obama administration blew public’s trust on oil spill

The Obama administration's repeated low estimates of the huge BP oil spill undermined public confidence in the government's entire cleanup effort, leaders of a...
Margaret Carruth: In the depths of an oil spill depression (AP)

Well doh! Oil spill leaves people depressed

Before the BP oil spill, the Gulf Coast was a place of abundant shrimping, tourist-filled beaches and a happy if humble lifestyle. Now, it's...

Stephen Colbert on Capitol Hill: Whose bright idea was that?

There are congressional hearings and there are comedy shows, and the twain rarely meet. So when a House panel on immigration combined them on purpose...