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Dem Rep Doesn't Want Big Job

Patch | Shawn Drury | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Media outlets reported on Thursday that Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-6) has had his name put forward to fill the vacancy for Secretary of Transportation by fel...

Top U.S. Official's Son Facing Trial In Egypt

Posted 04.07.2012 | World

Associated Press CAIRO - Egypt on Monday released the names of 19 Americans who face trial over foreign funding of activities of their nonprofit gr...

Matt Sledge

Detroit Dumps Light Rail Plan For Streetcar | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's proposed light rail system -- back from the grave more times than a character on As The World Turns -- would be revived as a shorter, 3.4-mi...

The Traffic of Pay-to-Play Politics

Monica Youn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monica Youn

The Bush Administration's DOT succeeded in knocking a sizeable hole in Illinois' ban on pay-to-play deals that the state Senate had attempted to pass in the wake of the Blagojevich scandal.

Not a Woman in the Picture

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

Is it a coincidence that in the world's largest economy, whose military expenditure accounts for half the global total, the most senior posts dealing with money and war are still reserved for men?

Debate -- McCain calls Nuclear Safety Advocates "Extreme Environmentalists"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Parker

McCain made a gaffe (not as bad as when he called Obama "Senator Government"), which got me thinking and worried me greatly.