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While they passed along no U.S. secrets, the 10 Russian sleeper agents involved in the spy swap posed a potential threat to the United States and received "hundreds of thousands of dollars" from Russia, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said.
Since Elena Kagan has no actual judicial experience, one can't help wondering if the Supreme Court nomination hearings were anything other than a political quiz show.
A new analysis finds that paying unemployment benefits doesn't deter the jobless from still seeking work - throwing more fuel on the heated debate that has dominated Congress for much of the past several months.
Governors hamstrung by the sluggish economic rebound in their states are pressing anew for Washington to step up with more help, some say even if it means adding to the nation's red ink.
Throughout the yearlong debate over reforming our nation's health care system, Democratic leaders, including the president, continually reassured Americans that their brand of health care reform would not mean the rationing of care.
Barack Obama promised the most open and transparent administration in history. His vow didn't convince him to extend senators the courtesy of listening to their advice and consent on the nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
President Obama labeled the recession a result of "a decade of irresponsibility" under Republicans, stepping up his effort to draw sharp distinctions between Democrats and the GOP ahead of November's elections.
Barack Obama's sex-change surgery for America continues, without even the consolation of anesthesia. (A lot of voters have been asleep, anyway.) Dr. Obama hopes to get the surgery finished before the patient wakes up in November to his considerably altered bodyscape.