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  • Emily Badger: What Kansas gets wrong with welfare restrictions

    Poverty looks pretty great if you're not living in it. The government gives you free money to spend on steak and lobster, on tattoos and spa days, on — why not? — cruise vacations and psychic visits.
  • Obama calls delay of his attorney general nominee 'crazy'

    President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was "hopeful" that the...

    Bipartisan hints emerge in Senate mostly on asserting its power

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate showed a rare burst of bipartisanship this week on the one thing that brings Congress together: giving more power to Congress. Republicans and a group of Democrats agreed on a proposal to require President Barack Obama to bring...

    Andover man gets 4 months for stealing Social Security

    An Andover man who stole nearly $150,000 in Social Security benefits sent to his dead father has been sentenced to four months in prison. Graeme Griffith was also sentenced Thursday in federal court to two years of probation and fined $3,000. The 60-...

    Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

    Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans. The bill overhauls a 1997 law that aimed to slow...