- U.S. Navy to start giving gay couples marriage benefits in Japan
- Sen. Harry Reid goes to hospital as a precaution
- Fla.’s Trey Radel exits rehab, ‘excited’ to resume congressional role
- U.S. nuclear general boozed it up, chased ‘hot women’ in Russia: report
- 45 Calif. students at one school test positive for tuberculosis exposure
- Rob Ford on women: Give them cash ‘and they are happy’
- Ku Klux Klan group holds recruitment meeting in Maryland
- Airport assassination: Mayor, 3 others killed at Manila airport
- Tea party-type lawmakers take mysterious, off-books trip to Mideast
- North Korea warns South: We’ll attack ‘without warning’
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As the Obama administration hustles to fulfill the president's campaign promises to create equality for LGBT Americans, conservative groups are crying foul.
After repeatedly turning back the GOP's efforts to redirect stimulus money to other purposes, Senate Democrats did an about-face this week as they dipped into the Recovery Act funds to try to pay for their own tax breaks and job-spending priorities.
The Obama administration recently announced that BP has agreed to set aside $20 billion to pay economic damage claims to people harmed by the Gulf oil spill. The appointment instructions of the late Edward M. Kennedy's former chief of staff, Kenneth Feinberg, give no hint as to how much money the lawyers - or for that matter, he and the three-person appeals panel - will be paid from the escrowed account. Will Mr. Feinberg receive a mandate from the president on attorney's fees similar to the one he received to rein in excessive executive compensation?
Mortgage rates fell this week to the lowest level on record, giving consumers added incentive to lock in low payments for home purchases and refinanced loans.
A cap was back in place on BP's broken oil well after a deep-sea blunder forced crews to temporarily remove what has been the most effective method so far for containing some of the massive Gulf of Mexico spill.
America's Afghan and international allies embraced the choice of Gen. David Petraeus to run the war in Afghanistan, hoping the architect of the Iraq surge will seamlessly pursue the strategy laid down by his predecessor and smooth over divisions that led to his dismissal.
As we approach the November Congressional elections we should consider the predictions of the various pundits and broadcasters to determine which have the best track record in forecasting the potential success or failure of political candidates.
The homeland security secretary said the federal government will move to let state and local police in non-border states rotate down to the border to help local authorities go after smugglers along the U.S.-Mexico line.
How long will it take before Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal retires and turns up on cable TV as a proverbial "Pentagon pundit"?