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Democratic Jobs Bill Advances

Bipartisan jobs bill clears Republican filbuster with critical momentum from Senate's newest GOP member

Enemy Harder Than Expected

Mullen says progress in Afghanistan is 'slower than anticipated' because Taliban are putting up a tough fight

New credit card rules in place

A new federal credit-card law that takes effect Monday could erase billions of dollars a year in fees and interest charges paid by consumers.

ACORN 'dissolved as a national structure'

The embattled liberal group ACORN is in the process of dissolving its national structure, with state and local-chapters splitting off from the underfunded, controversial national group, an official close to the grou

Congressmen Say Toyota Misled Public About Recalls

Representatives Waxman and Stupak accuse automaker of relying on a flawed engineering report

Rep. Ron Paul surprise winner of CPAC presidential straw poll

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, a stalwart foe of government spending, won a blowout victory Saturday in the annual Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll.

New York City Terrorism Suspect to Plead Guilty

A law enforcement official says an Afghan immigrant accused of a homemade-bomb plot against New York City has agreed to enter a guilty plea.

Toyota Slapped with Subpoenas for Documents Related to Brake

Federal prosecutors and Securities and Exchange Comission seeking information

Doctors Urging for a Safer, Choke-Free Hot Dog

When 4-year-old Eric Stavros Adler choked to death on a piece of hot dog, his anguished mother never dreamed that the popular kids' food could be so dangerous.

NATO Airstrike Kills at Least 27 Afghan Civilians

A NATO airstrike in southern Afganistan killed at least 27 civilians, the Afghan Interior Ministry said Monday, in an incident that could inflame already heightened sensitivities over noncombatant casualties.