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  • The Nixon resignation at 40 [Commentary]

    The Nixon resignation at 40 [Commentary]
    On the occasion of this week's 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon'sresignation from the presidency, TheWashington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Watergate reporters who "brought down" the 37th president. In fact,...
  • Contested Mississippi U.S. Senate election heads to court

    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - The Tea Party-backed U.S. Senate candidate defeated in the June Mississippi Republican primary filed a legal challenge contesting his loss on Thursday, days after his own party declined to look into his allegations of electoral...
  • Congressman passes out 534 Bibles on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi has found a way to inject new meaning into constituent service by agreeing to distribute Bibles to his colleagues in Congress, all 534 of them. Palazzo's staff and student interns circulated the...
  • Obama signs bill with more money for VA care

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Thursday designed to restore trust in the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs following a national uproar over long waits and poor care at veterans' hospitals and clinics across the nation....
  • Iraq redux: Around the country a chorus of troubled voices

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration's lethal return to Iraq will test a public resolve depleted by the past decade of war. Interviews, instant polling and the social media fire hose following the U.S. airstrikes Friday revealed deep ambivalence in a...
  • New rules might recognize more tribes, create new casinos

    WASHINGTON As a proud Chinook Indian, Gary Johnson rejects the claim that his tribe in southwestern Washington state is extinct, even though that's what the Bureau of Indian Affairs declared more than 12 years ago. "They couldn't be more wrong," said...
  • A darker cloud falls over Nixon [Commentary]

    A darker cloud falls over Nixon [Commentary]
    In the flurry of new books on the Nixon tapes, another allegation worse than Watergate against the late president has been revisited by a researcher at the Miller Center of the University of Virginia, reviving charges of a possible treasonous act by ...
  • Since its founding, the CIA rarely has met a secret it doesn't like

    WASHINGTON The CIA's current fight to keep secret the details of its terror suspect interrogations echoes its long history of keeping the public in the dark, sometimes for decades. This latest skirmish pits the spy agency against the Senate...
  • Wild horses maimed by isolation, corralled by controversy

    COROLLA, N.C. Retired Washington, D.C., police Officer E.T. Smith patrolled the beach in his four-wheel drive truck on a recent morning, keeping an eye out for wild mustangs and the drunks who like to harass them. The horses have survived on this...
  • Impeachment talk and obstructionism backfiring for Republicans

    Republican talk of impeaching President Barack Obama has gotten out of hand. After months of attempting to block or repeal the Affordable Care Act and sabotaging any serious efforts at immigration reform, Republicans have now taken up the impeachment...
  • Smaller banks see regulatory relief after U.S. elections

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All but the biggest U.S. banks could see relief from some financial reforms after the November elections even if control of the U.S. Congress remains divided between Democrats and Republicans.     Post-election committee leadership...