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For the first time, the U.S. government is confirming that it conducted secret chemical experiments on World War II troops by grouping them according to…

The federal government’s authority to gather vast quantities of phone records in the hunt for terrorists expired at 12:01 a.m. Monday after Senator Rand Paul,…

Maybe Jim DeMint has never heard of the American Civil War. DeMint, the president of the conservative Heritage Foundation and former Republican senator from South Carolina, was a…

The flawed roll out of the Affordable Care Act has pushed President Obama to the lowest point of his presidency, with dwindling faith in his…

As people are waking and finding out that the United States Congress has allowed the Federal Government to be shut down, many are wondering how…

The Washington area unemployment rate rose in July to 5.6 percent from 5.5 percent, the Labor Department reported Wednesday, as larger job losses in the federal government…

WASHINGTON — In the ultimate cap to a year of last-minute, half-loaf legislation, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to extend a payroll tax cut for a two months, with the chamber’s leaders and the White House proclaiming victory, even as they pushed the issue of how to extend the tax cut and unemployment benefits […]

With lawmakers in Washington battling over the budget, many programs including President Obama’s anti-poverty initiatives may soon face dire cuts. House Republicans zeroed out all three parts of the president’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives: the school-centered Promise Neighborhoods, the housing-focused Choice Neighborhoods and the law enforcement-oriented Byrne Criminal Justice Initiative. City Limits Reports: All three programs […]

Concerned pastors are making a statement to Congress today: Don’t balance the federal budget on the backs of the poor. As Republicans and Democrats fight over cuts, taxes and debt limits, faith leaders are worried that the ultimate losers will be the programs relied on by the poorest Americans for food, education and health care. […]

WASHINGTON — If lawmakers fail to reach a compromise on the nation’s deficit, it would not be the first time America defaulted on its loans…sort of. According to a report in The Washington Post, in 1979 the U.S. reached a last-minute approval that resulted in technical malfunctions in processing the backlog of paperwork, and subsequently […]