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Obama seeks modified line-item veto to cut pork

With fear of a Greece-style debt collapse roiling a Congress already balking at new spending, the White House on Monday offered its own solution -- a modified line-item veto. Published May 24, 2010

Obama seeks modified line-item veto

With fear of a Greece-style debt collapse roiling a Congress already balking at new spending, the White House on Monday offered its own solution -- a modified line-item veto. Published May 24, 2010

Scientists defend global warming work

Six months after "climategate" called into question the science underpinning claims of global warming, the National Academy of Sciences said Wednesday the science is sound, human-caused warming is already occurring, and the U.S. must take urgent action. Published May 20, 2010

Scientists defend research on global warming

Six months after "climategate" called into question the science underpinning claims of global warming, the National Academy of Sciences said Wednesday the science is sound, human-caused warming is already occurring, and the U.S. must take urgent action. Published May 19, 2010

Primary voters buck establishment

The Washington order suffered big losses Tuesday, with establishment-backed candidates losing or facing a fight for their political survival in all three marquee Senate primaries on both the Republican and Democratic sides. Published May 19, 2010

Ariz. official dares L.A. to stage boycott

The spat over Arizona's new immigration law expanded Tuesday as a state official dared Los Angeles to follow through on its new boycott by agreeing to give up the 25 percent of electricity the city gets from Arizona sources. Published May 19, 2010

"TEA PARTY" POWER: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul (center) is accompanied by his wife, Kelley, his father and mother, Ron and Carl, and his son, William, as he arrives Tuesday evening for his victory party in Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. Paul trounced primary foe Trey Grayson, the Kentucky secretary of state.

Primary voters buck establishment

The Washington order suffered big losses Tuesday, with establishment-backed candidates losing or facing a fight for their political survival in all three marquee Senate primaries on both the Republican and Democratic sides. Published May 18, 2010

Official dares L.A. to go through with boycott

The spat over Arizona's new immigration law expanded Tuesday as a state official dared Los Angeles to follow through on its new boycott by agreeing to give up the 25 percent of electricity the city gets from Arizona sources. Published May 18, 2010

Arizona dares L.A. to carry out boycott

The spat over Arizona's new immigration expanded Tuesday as a state official dared the city of Los Angeles to follow through on its new boycott by agreeing to give up the 25 percent of electricity that city gets from Arizona sources. Published May 18, 2010

Arizona dares L.A. to carry out boycott

The spat over Arizona's new immigration expanded Tuesday as a state official dared the city of Los Angeles to follow through on its new boycott by agreeing to give up the 25 percent of electricity that city gets from Arizona sources. Published May 18, 2010

Class-action suit filed against Ariz. law

The Obama administration is still weighing its options on Arizona's new immigration law, but the ACLU and a host of immigrant rights groups went ahead Monday with the broadest challenge yet, a class-action lawsuit that could become the main vehicle for the brewing legal battle. Published May 18, 2010

Class action filed against Arizona's new statute

The Obama administration is still weighing its options on Arizona's new immigration law but the ACLU and a host of immigrant rights groups went ahead Monday with the broadest challenge yet. Published May 18, 2010

Primaries to send message to both parties

All politics may be local, but the results of Tuesday's primaries will answer some of the biggest national questions this year about the deep anger of "tea party" activists on the right, perturbed progressives on the left, and how much they'll shake up the established Washington order. Published May 17, 2010

Primary voters send message about balance of power

All politics may be local, but the results of Tuesday's primaries will answer some of the biggest national questions this year about the deep anger of "tea party" activists on the right, perturbed progressives on the left, and how much they'll shake up the established Washington order. Published May 17, 2010

Holder balks at blaming 'radical Islam'

The attorney general balked at questions from the House Judiciary Committee about whether "radical Islam" was behind the Times Square bomb attempt, last year's "underpants bomber" or the Fort Hood killings. Published May 14, 2010

Holder balks at blaming 'radical Islam'

Despite crediting the Pakistani Taliban with fostering the recent failed car bombing in Times Square, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was reluctant Thursday to say radical Islam was part of the cause of that and other recent attacks. Published May 14, 2010

Holder hasn't read Arizona law he criticized

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn't yet read the law and is going by what he's read in newspapers or seen on television. Published May 13, 2010

Congress seeks potty parity for women

Add equal bathroom access to life, liberty, happiness and the other things the government wants to make sure American citizens enjoy. Published May 13, 2010

Senate calls for audit of three years of Fed deals

Senators demanded Tuesday to be let in on what they called the most secretive, powerful federal agency in existence, voting overwhelmingly to audit the loans and deals the Federal Reserve made over the past three years but stopping short of demanding a full review of the Fed's future monetary policy. Published May 12, 2010