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  • Treasury doctors banks' TARP data

    Treasury officials also made multiple math errors in summarizing the results of the surveys, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Recovery Program Christy Romero said.

  • Switzerland, Singapore, US top economic rankings

    GENEVA (AP) — The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum. In its latest survey, released early Wednesday, the Forum said the U.S. — the world's largest economy...

  • Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph (75 kph) and some strengthening was possible as Dolly's center approaches the coast in the evening and moves over land overnight, the U.S....

  • 5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

    SEATTLE (AP) — Five people have been arrested after demonstrators blocked railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett. Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says two women and three men were taken to the Snohomish County Jail after refusing to leave a protest of train shipments...

  • Bullet-train foes seek state Supreme Court review

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Opponents of California's $68 billion high-speed rail project submitted an appeal Tuesday to the state Supreme Court, asking it to overturn a lower court's ruling that allowed the project to proceed despite questions about whether it complies with promises made to...

  • Kentucky prepares to regulate ride sharing

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State regulators are preparing emergency regulations that will go into effect next month to govern ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft as they expand their services into Kentucky cities. The companies offer a smartphone application to match paying customers who need...

  • Abbott supports prosecutors' unit vetoed by Perry

    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — Attorney General Greg Abbott says he still supports having a state-funded unit of prosecutors investigating public corruption, but wouldn't commit to keeping the unit in its current location. Abbott told The Associated Press Tuesday that he believed the Legislature...

  • Lawmakers: U.S. must act now to stop ISIS

    A bipartisan chorus on Capitol Hill is calling for the United States to waste no time hitting back after the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Shutting down conservative activism in Wisconsin

    Prosecutors should investigate apparent official wrongdoing. They should not use flimsy pretexts to target officials and activists they dislike.

  • Va. House candidate Comstock draws Romney, Rubio, Ryan in for help

    Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock is winning the backing of the GOP's big hitters -- Mitt Romney, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan -- in her bid to win the House seat of her former boss, retiring Rep. Frank Wolf.

  • Celebrities' nude shots removed from some websites

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — As federal investigators worked Tuesday to determine who stole and posted nude photos of several female celebrities online, the images continued to be removed from various sites. Copyright complaints apparently prompted the removal of the image from sharing site Imgur.com and...

  • Bieber charged with assault over photo incident

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation involving a photographer, his lawyer said Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police said...

  • Ex-Mamtek CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A man who persuaded a rural Missouri town and the state to invest millions in bonds and incentives for an artificial sweetener plant that never materialized pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges. Bruce Cole is set to be sentenced Nov. 3 after pleading guilty to...

  • GOP lawmakers probe EPA

    "It appears that the NRDC's unprecedented access to high-level EPA officials allowed it to influence EPA policy decisions," the lawmakers wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

  • Bonjour, Malaise

    It made perfect sense when President Obama appeared last week, tan suit and all, to say he had no idea how to deal with a menace his own appointees had said posed a critical threat to his country. By this time, no one expected one of him.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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