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  • Bachmann's had her share of government aid

    Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives. But theMinnesota Republican and her...
  • Report: Dollar bills, receipts tainted with BPA

    Report: Dollar bills, receipts tainted with BPA
    Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition. BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...
  • Why isn't more wine 'organic'?

    Why isn't more wine 'organic'?
    This sounds familiar: a national consumer group is fighting to maintain organic standards against industry people who want to weaken them. But when it comes to "organic wine," the well-meaning consumers may actually be discouraging more organic farming....
  • Tsunami waves hitting Hawaii not unusually high

    Tsunami waves hitting Hawaii not unusually high
    Tsunami waves have reached Hawaii, but the first waves hitting the state are only about a foot higher than usual, according to officials and local news reports. Officials had ordered an evacuation of Hawaii's coastal areas after the devastating 8.9...
  • Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011

    Top 10 new theme park rides for 2011
    It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks. Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
  • Is Homeland Security spending paying off?

    Is Homeland Security spending paying off?
    On the edge of the Nebraska sand hills is Lake McConaughy, a 22-mile-long reservoir that in summer becomes a magnet for Winnebagos, fishermen and kite sailors. But officials here in Keith County, population 8,370, imagined this scene: an Al Qaeda...
  • Presidential candidates off to slower fundraising start

    Presidential candidates off to slower fundraising start
    The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle. Campaign aides engaged in the...
  • Campaign finance reports underscore GOP disparities

    Campaign finance reports underscore GOP disparities
    The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Run, Paul Ryan, run

    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' announcement that he can't play in the presidential primaries because his wife and daughters say he's not allowed to is terrible news for the GOP and the country. It's terrible not because Daniels was obviously the best...
  • Old-world breads boast layers of taste

    Old-world breads boast layers of taste
    Unless you're reading this story in your grandmother's Brooklyn or Minnesota kitchen, a loaf of dark bread just out of the oven, you may be part of the vast majority of people for whom dense rye breads are a bit out of the comfort zone. You may run across...
  • A long Thanksgiving tradition in Southern California

    A long Thanksgiving tradition in Southern California
    Every year at my house, we host what we call the "Long Table Thanksgiving." It's a simple tradition, and it does a lot to minimize holiday stress. We provide the birds, and everyone else brings a side dish. Oh, and we eat at a very long table. These...