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Keystone pipeline clears State Department review

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline...

Democrats up for re-election steering clear of Obama

Spooked by President Barack Obama's low approval ratings, some of his fellow Democrats in tough November election races have begun their campaigns by distancing...

Obama picks major proponent of spying on Americans to head NSA

President Barack Obama, determined to avoid real curbs on the ability of the National Security Agency to spy on Americans and foreign nationals, is...

Once again, the key in elections is ‘follow the money’

As usual in politics, the focus is money and the ability to raise as much of it as one can. With today's deadline for filing...

Air Force: ‘Culture of fear’ led to nuke force cheating

A worrisome culture of fear that made launch officers believe they had to get perfect test scores to be promoted fueled a widening cheating...

Obama to CEOs: Hire the long-term jobless

President Barack Obama is asking major corporations for their help in putting the long-term unemployed back to work. CEOs from companies like Apple, Walmart, Visa...

White House claims easy ride to lifting debt limit

A top White House official voiced confidence on Thursday that Republicans would agree in the next few weeks to lift the country's borrowing limit...

Air Force says 92 implicated in nuclear cheating scandal

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Thursday the number of nuclear force officers implicated in a proficiency test cheating scandal has grown to...

Obama: Changing economy must have good job training

Stressing the need to train workers for jobs of the future, President Barack Obama kicked off a government-wide review of federal job-training programs Thursday...

Senate passes delay in flood insurance premium hikes

The Senate has passed a bill to delay premium hikes for years on hundreds of thousands of homeowners who buy flood insurance from the...