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  • Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

    A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double second-quarter profit, improve its profit forecast and top analysts' expectations. The maker of popular Type 2 diabetes pill Januvia said Tuesday that net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share,...

  • Supreme Court poised to revisit gay marriage issue

    A slew of recent court victories for gay marriage proponents across the country, including two from federal appeals courts, have amped up speculation the Supreme Court soon will revisit the issue.

  • Why John Boehner called impeachment talk a 'scam'

    House Speaker John Boehner tried to end talk of impeaching President Obama on Tuesday, calling the notion a "scam" driven by Democrats.

  • Liberal groups refuse to talk about links to funder with tainted history of illegal human experiments

    A code of silence is apparently in force among Democratic and liberal activists groups funded by Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, whose former company conducted illegal human experiments where three elderly patients died. None of the 10 organizations contacted by the Washington Examiner would...

  • John Boehner makes it clear: 'We have no plans to impeach the president'

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, assured reporters Tuesday morning that the House has no plans to impeach President Obama, sending a clear message to players on both sides who have insisted recently that this is a real thing.

  • VIDEO: John Boehner says impeachment talk a 'scam' started by Democrats

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Tuesday that House Republicans will not impeach President Obama and have no plans to do so in the future.

  • US consumer confidence jumps to 90.9 in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 90.9 in July from an upwardly revised 86.4 in June. The July reading is the highest since October 2007, two...

  • China says dozens of people killed, injured in latest Xinjiang violence blamed on militants

    BEIJING (AP) — China says dozens of people killed, injured in latest Xinjiang violence blamed on militants.

  • Big Labor hits Republicans for treating immigrant children like 'criminals'

    Four Republican lawmakers will be hit with Spanish-language ads during the Congress's August recess attacking them over their immigration stances, the Service Employees International Union said Tuesday.

  • Israel supporters: Beware of Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton learned to mouth the right words when seeking a Senate sinecure from the (heavily Jewish) state of New York, and later the presidency. But her recent book and interviews suggest that her sympathies are by no means clear, and her judgment is worse.

  • Cease the cease-fires

    It is understandable that today many people in many lands just want the fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians to stop.

  • Please stop helping us

    While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, Please Stop Helping Us, I thought about Will Rogers' Prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls."

  • Halbig case is an opportunity for Supreme Court to rededicate itself to rule of law

    True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare. But more important, it will be an opportunity for the high court to reaffirm this nation's commitment...

  • US home price gains slow for 6th straight month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 9.3 percent in May from 12 months earlier. That's...

  • US stocks inch higher ahead of economic reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is edging higher in early trading ahead of a string of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,011 on Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed two points, or 0.1 percent, to...



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