12/09/13 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal. Some congressional Democrats said they would continue to press to make additional benefits for...
12/09/13 05:59 PM
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12/09/13 05:57 PM
Cartoon by Christopher Weyant, The Hill, courtesy of Cagle Cartoons.
12/09/13 05:54 PM
U.S. military officials insisted a top-secret Pentagon study proved the need to buy Russian helicopters for Afghanistan's security forces. But the study actually recommended an American-made rotorcraft, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by the Associated Press.
By Editorial Writer | 12/09/13 05:40 PM
Any lingering doubts that President Obama has no interest in stopping political targeting by the IRS of conservative, Tea Party and evangelical nonprofit advocacy groups were obliterated by the Nov. 26 announcement that the federal tax agency is moving to suffocate political speech on a much...
12/09/13 05:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs. People who didn't know a URL from an http were blithely expounding on software snags and web design, thanks to the clunky launch of healthcare.gov, the insurance marketplace for...
By Sean Higgins | 12/09/13 05:05 PM
Defending Main Street, the super PAC of the Republican Main Street Partnership, has gotten $400,000 in donations from two major labor organizations: The Laborers' International Union of North America and the International Union of Operating Engineers, according to the National Journal. Big...
12/09/13 05:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surging stock market and a steady recovery in home prices drove Americans' wealth to a record last summer. The nation's wealth rose 2.6 percent from July through September to $77.3 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Monday. Household wealth has been rising gradually since...
By Paul Bedard | 12/09/13 04:46 PM
In a new and strange defense of Obamacare, an MSNBC host accused “wealthy white men” of dreaming up the word as a derogatory term to slam President Obama and “put themselves above and apart from a black man, to render him inferior and unequal, and to diminish his accomplishments.”...
12/09/13 04:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation's first black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But...
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