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Shocked, Shocked by Financial Breakdown

In four hours of testimony before the House oversight committee, the former Fed chairman admitted that his belief that markets will self-regulate was flawed. But as the hearing wore on, he was back to his old confident self, fending off calls for more regulation.

Kaleem Kirkpatrick

$15,000 Homebuyer Tax Credit Fails the Cut

Either it was very timely or very untimely. This afternoon, we ran a story on a controversial provision in the Senate stimulus bill providing a $15,000 tax

Adan Duran

Failed-Bank Shareholders Reap Taxpayer Dollars

Raise your hand if you’re confused. First, as Congress and the Bush administration were haggling over how to structure an effective Wall Street bailout

Frazer Pugh

16 countries sue Alabama over its new immigration law

In Alabama, it’s not enough that the United States has filed suit to stop the nation’s strictest immigration law from going into effect, 16 other nations

Tom Mohamed

$153,000 Later, Titus Is a ‘Yes’

In just the last seven days, third-party groups spent $153,000 on independent expenditures to buy commercials, make phone calls and fund other activities to

Kenzo Norman

NYTs: Networks Would Call Election With Polls Still Open

Last week, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) called on TV networks and other news organizations to refrain from calling the presidential winner while the polls remain

Thomas Dixon

166 Changes: Gearing Up for FinReg Amendment Process

This week, senators will start formally considering amendments to Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill. Already, Sen. Barbara Boxer

Tom Mohamed

Palin Strikes Back

John McCain, Palin aides assert, has no idea of the location of the Tlingit Indian reservation, nor any idea how, when or why the Eagle Dance is performed.

Emmanuella Shea

$1.3 Million for Brown

The GOP’s candidate in the Massachusetts special election raised more than one million dollars -- double the goal -- in a 24-hour moneybomb on the Ron Paul

William Willis

McCain’s Strategy in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Today, the McCain campaign sent its candidate out into Pennsylvania’s suburban centers for the second time in as many days, raising questions

Elyse Woods

17 Uighurs and $200 Million? Not a Bad Deal

Palau’s decision to accept the 17 Chinese Uighurs held at Guantanamo Bay, whom the United States and numerous other countries refused to take, may have been

Liam Evans

Did the Financial Crisis Undo McCain?

It’s become a staple of the election post mortems that Sen. John McCain’s response to the financial crisis, which began Sept. 13 when Lehman Bros. filed for

Pooja Bean

180 Hours Straight of Sleep Deprivation Is Just Fine

Sleep deprivation for almost six days straight does not cause severe physical suffering, the Bush administration’s Office of Legal Counsel concluded.  Although

Iram Martins

2. Dick Durbin

Durbin wields considerable power in the Senate as majority whip, the second-highest leadership post in the Senate. And his ties to the president extend

Frazer Pugh

1969 VIDEO: Beatles speak out on immigration

Because some things never change, we offer up a bootleg of the Beatles singing about immigration.

Alberto Thompson

1993 All Over Again?

One of the goals of the unanimous Republican no vote on the stimulus package Wednesday was producing news analyses like this one, from The New York

Katya Ryder

19-year-old beat to death in Waterloo, Iowa prompts vigils, questions

Several vigils are being organized in eastern Iowa in response to the Friday night beating of a 19-year-old, who lost his life as a result of his injuries. Marcellus Richard Andrews (Photo: Facebook) Marcellus Richard Andrews was pronounced dead at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Sunday. He had been transported unconscious to the facility by helicopter from Waterloo early on Friday morning with severe head trauma.

Frazer Pugh

$20 Billion Not Enough to Pay Spill Claims?

It turns out $20 billion may not be enough to compensate the victims of the massive Gulf oil spill. Kenneth Feinberg, the White House appointee charged with

Candice Burns

2004 CIA Inspector General Report to Reveal Illegal Conduct

As Newsweek reported Friday evening, the CIA inspector general report expected to be released on Monday reveals that the CIA staged mock executions to terrify

Gordon Dickerson

2008 FBI Audit Flagged Failure to Place Terror Suspects on Watchlist

While the State Department is fending off questions about why it didn’t revoke Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s visa and points fingers at the National

Tyreece Bauer

2010 saw increase in number of poor, young families

The New York Times reports that new data shows the number of young and poor families in the country increased in 2010. According to the Times : More than one in three young families with children were living in poverty last year, according to an analysis of census data by the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. At 37 percent, it was the highest level on record for the group, surpassing the previous peak of 36 percent in 1993, according to the analysis by Ishwar Khatiwada, an economist at the center.

Elisa Mueller

2010 GOP Challenger ‘Very Disappointed’ by RNC Abortion News

I just talked to Mike Kilburn, a county commissioner in Warren County, Ohio, who’s running against Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) in the 2010 GOP primary. He was

Liam Evans

200,000 Letters In 32 Hours?

In what looks like an effort to rush through proposed rules to overhaul the Endangered Species Act, the Interior Dept. has said it plans on reviewing 200,000

Henry Hamer

2012 calendar gets clearer; South Carolina picks Jan. 21

South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly announced Monday that his state will hold its first-in-the-south primary on Jan. 21, 2012. The date is 10 days before the rogue Florida primary on Jan.

Susan Murillo

2012 candidates have tended to announce candidacy twice

Few supporters — for that matter, opponents — expected GOP candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) would jump into the 2012 race during the New Hampshire primary debate June 13, after telling reporters her decision on the presidency would be announced in her native Waterloo .

Liam Evans

2010 Special Election to Replace Byrd Moves Forward; Unemployment Benefits Extension May Result

Gov. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) can legally call a 2010 special election to replace the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), state Attorney General Darrell McGraw (D)

Ismaeel Delgado

2012 GOP Poll: Huckabee Leads, Palin Unelectable

I’d forgotten that eight whole months had passed since the last CNN/Opinion Research poll on the possible GOP primary field. The toplines are good for Mike

Daniel James

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