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Mark Kirk Mixed Military Service With Politics, Says Pentagon

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk's newest adversary in the latest controversy over his military service is the Defense ...

Senate Votes To Rein In Mortgage Lenders In Financial Reform Bill

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Taking aim at deceptive lending, the Senate on Wednesday voted to ban mortgage brokers and loan officers from getting greater pay f...

Donations To Haiti Are Tax Deductible: Obama Signs Bill For Haiti Earthquake Contributions

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


US Military Suicides Rise, Despite Prevention Efforts

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have etched indelible scars on the psyches of many of the nation's servicemen and women, and ...

Eric Shneiderman, State Senator In Charge Of Monserrate Panel

The New York Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This week, Schneiderman was announced as leader of a panel charged deciding the fate of Senator Hiram Monserrate, a Queens Democrat who had just been ...

Robin Givhan: How Michelle Broke Her Silence In Moscow

Washington Post | Robin Givhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

First lady Michelle Obama began her only day of solo appearances in the Russian capital promising little more than a pantomime of handshakes and waves...

Takanori Okubo Indicted In Political Donations Scandal

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Prosecutors charged a top aide to Japan's opposition leader Tuesday in connection with a political donations scandal, but the lawmaker s...

Democrats Criticize Obama's Proposed Tax Cuts

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's proposed tax cuts ran into opposition Thursday from senators in his own party who said they wouldn't...

Bush-Obama Crisis Briefings On N. Korea Nukes, Cyberattack, Terror Strike

New York Times | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The White House has prepared more than a dozen contingency plans to help guide President-elect Barack Obama if an international crisis e...

You Don't Have To Be President To Have Power

Carrie Tuhy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carrie Tuhy

An early champion of civil rights and a lifelong defender of the less fortunate, she has made a difference in the lives of millions of ordinary Americans. She knew what it took as she sat across from the man she found too young and too brash to lead.