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  • Supreme Court hints it may limit president's recess appointment power

    Supreme Court hints it may limit president's recess appointment power
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court hinted Monday it may move to limit a presidential power used since the days of George Washington to fill high-level vacancies during Senate recesses. A top Obama administration attorney ran into sharp skepticism from...
  • Chris Christie to help Rick Scott raise campaign cash

    Chris Christie to help Rick Scott raise campaign cash
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who dominated politics and cable TV news this week, is headed to the Sunshine State. He's coming to Florida next week to help raise campaign cash for Gov. Rick Scott, who is seeking re-election, according to the...
  • Chris Christie, despite flaws, would be big improvement

    Chris Christie, despite flaws, would be big improvement
    My colleague Paul Carpenter beat me to the Chris Christie-Tom Corbett satirical column, which I was going to begin with the two governors walking into a bar. ("What upsets me the most is that this gives people such a distorted idea of my character,"...
  • New polls show slight damage to Christie from bridge scandal

    New polls show slight damage to Christie from bridge scandal
    Enmeshed in a growing scandal over alleged political payback, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing a loss of confidence at home but as yet no significant damage to his national political standing, according to a pair of opinion surveys released...
  • Supreme Court hints it may limit president's recess-appointments power

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court hinted Monday it may move to limit a presidential power used since the days of George Washington to fill high-level vacancies during Senate recesses. A top Obama administration attorney ran into sharp skepticism from...
  • Chris Christie documents reveal anger, chaos over bridge scandal

    Chris Christie documents reveal anger, chaos over bridge scandal
    A New Jersey lawmaker on Saturday said he intends to formally request Governor Chris Christie and his staff hand over more correspondence and documents related to the bridge scandal that has engulfed Christie, a rising star in the Republican Party....
  • A political bridge too far

    A multiple choice question: Select the scandal(s) that affects the most people and has long-term implications for the country in a time of war, a country with a struggling economy that last month produced the weakest job growth in decades. (According to...
  • Villagers mob U.S. aid choppers as Philippine relief effort spreads

    Villagers mob U.S. aid choppers as Philippine relief effort spreads
    Mobbed by hungry villagers, U.S. military helicopters dropped desperately needed aid into remote areas of the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, as survivors of the disaster flocked to ruined churches on Sunday to pray for their uncertain future. The...
  • Terps basketball prepares for a first: a visit from the president

    Terps basketball prepares for a first: a visit from the president
    COLLEGE PARK — Roberto Nelson insists that he isn't losing focus. Oregon State's leading scorer says his concentration is solely on the men's basketball game the Beavers (1-1) will play on Sunday at Maryland (1-1). But, as he prepared for the...
  • Philippines struggles as aid flows to typhoon survivors

    Philippines struggles as aid flows to typhoon survivors
    Long-delayed emergency supplies flowed into the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines on Saturday, reaching desperate families who had to fend for themselves for days, as the United Nations more than doubled its estimate of homeless to nearly two million....
  • Desperation grows among Philippine survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

    MANILA — Drenched by rain and increasingly desperate, typhoon-stricken Filipinos rushed fences and pleaded with guards Tuesday at the battered airport serving as a tenuous lifeline to an international aid effort confronted at every turn by transport...