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'Sweethearts' Line Up

Nebraska's Ben Nelson, who has drawn fire from critics over his 'Cornhusker Kickback,' says more colleagues are now seeking special treatment

Democrat Parker Griffith switches to GOP

POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican.

Pets: bigger environmental threat than an SUV?

PARIS (AFP) – Man's best friend could be one of the environment's worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle

Senate health care bill filled with perks

The most intriguing mystery of the Senate's health bill was on page 328 of the final package of amendments assembled by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., under a subject heading innocuously titled "infrastructure

Runaway Christian Convert Getting Christmas Cards

Try as they might, but the parents of an Ohio teen who says she ran away to Florida because she feared her father would kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity aren't keeping the girl from receiving her first Christmas cards.

Ahmadinejad: Secret Nuclear Document Is a U.S. Forgery

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denounced a secret nuclear document unearthed by The Times of London as an American government forgery Monday, as the top U.S.

Abortion Deal May Snarl Bill

Of the hundreds of deals cut to pass health legislation, the hardest to keep may be the Senate's abortion compromise

With Scant Jobs, Grads Make Their Own

No jobs for new grads is no problem - they will jsut make their own.

2009-12-21T17:13:39-0600

The snowstorm that blanketed the East Coast this weekend was so big, it is even impressive from space. NASA’s Aqua satellite took this image centered on Washington, D.C., on Sunday with its MODIS instrument.

Ahmadinejad to Help Jailed Hikers, Questions Intentions

Three American hikers who have been detained in Iran since they crossed into the country from Iraq in July have been accused of espionage, the first signal that Tehran intends to send the matter to trial.