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  • New emails show IRS coordinated Tea Party targeting with Justice Department, FEC and liberal political activists

    Congressional and media attention in the IRS scandal thus far has focused mainly on the federal tax agency and its former exempt organizations director, Lois Lerner. But Judicial Watch, the non-profit government watchdog, has obtained email correspondence between Lerner and key U.S. Department...

  • At Virginia Shad Planking, Senate candidates face political and culinary challenges

    WAKEFIELD, Va. — When Democratic Sen. Mark Warner ventured onstage Wednesday at a festive fish-smoke in the Virginia woods, he was well aware he was in the minority. The annual Shad Planking, a culinarily perplexing but well-loved Virginia political tradition, has welcomed lawmakers and...

  • Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications,...

  • Real war on women: Terrorist group in Nigeria targets girls as sex slaves, cooks

    Terrorist group Boko Haram has escalated its campaign of terror in northeast Nigeria, most recently with the abduction of more than 100 school girls. Although all but eight of the 129 girls were eventually freed, the group remains a potent threat. Boko Haram, an extremist group inspired by...

  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

    UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance. The Minnetonka, Minn., company said Thursday the overhaul and government budget cuts added about 35 cents per...

  • Obama calls Joe Biden 'one of the finest vice presidents in history,' but doesn't endorse

    Obama said that Biden would "go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history and he has been as I said … a great partner in everything that I do,” in an interview aired Thursday on "CBS This Morning."

  • Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans seeking weekly unemployment benefits rose to 304,000; still at pre-recession levels.

  • Joe Biden: 'Nothing I would do differently' ahead of 2016 decision

    Vice President Joe Biden said that a possible 2016 run for the White House wouldn't change his ability to work with President Obama over the remainder of the second term. “There is nothing I would do differently, if I absolutely knew I wasn't going to run or I absolutely knew I was,” said...

  • Goldman Sachs earnings fall 11 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investment bank Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped. The bank earned $1.9 billion in the quarter, down 11 percent from the same period a year earlier when it made $2.2 billion. The earnings were equivalent to $4.02 a share....

  • Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. Its shares fell almost 5 percent in premarket trading. Toy makers are facing a weak environment...

  • Rising GOP star Susana Martinez strikes back after left-wing site calls her 'nasty, petty, juvenile, vindictive'

    On Wednesday, Mother Jones -- the publication that first revealed the secretly recorded Mitt Romney "47 percent" video -- published a piece attacking New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • Applications for U.S. jobless aid edge up to 304,000

    The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims continue to be near pre-recession levels despite the slight increase.

  • Vladimir Putin to Edward Snowden: Russia's surveillance not on such a massive scale as the U.S.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking in a televised call-in show, took a video question from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, whom Russia granted asylum last year. Asked by Snowden about Russia's surveillance programs, Putin said that Russian special services also tap on communications in their...

  • Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products. Privately held Michael Foods makes a variety of egg, potato and dairy products. Its brands include Papetti's, Crystal...

  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said. The morning attack at the base outside the city of Mosul, about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad,...



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