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IRS Eyed for Health Care Enforcer

Health care bill expected to require nearly all Americans to have insurance — and prove it on their tax returns

2010-01-07T06:00:51-0600

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency proposed a stricter new standard for smog-causing pollutants on Thursday that, if adopted, will impose large costs on industry and local governments but will also bri

President Obama: Security failure 'my responsibility'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted responsibility for intelligence shortcomings that led to a failed Christmas Day bombing plot on a Detroit-bound airliner, saying, “Ultimately, the buck stops

Conservatives finish 2009 as no. 1 ideological group

PRINCETON, NJ — The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup's initial r

Obama security adviser says bomb report a shocker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans will feel "a certain shock" from a White House report to be released on Thursday on security lapses in the attempted December 25 bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner, U.S.

New Freeze Looms for Gulf Coast Growers

The latest arctic outbreak now following the cross-country snowstorm will bring a new risk of a damaging freeze from South Texas to Louisiana to the Florida Peninsula beginning this weekend.

Publisher Renames Conrad Classic 'N-word of the Narcissus'

A Netherlands-based publisher has reprinted Joseph Conrad's 'The Nigger of the Narcissus' as 'The N-word of the Narcissus,' a blatant act of censorship, critics say.

Gunman Believed Dead After Killing 3 at Mo. Workplace

A longtime employee at a St. Louis power company opened fire upon arriving to work Thursday morning, fatally wounding three people before apparently killing himself

Obama Backs Senate's Tax on 'Cadillac' Health Plans

In a meeting at the White House, Obama expressed his preference for the insurance tax contained in the Senate's health overhaul bill, Democratic aides said