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  • Clinton Bush Haiti Fund bridges three modern presidencies

    Obama, Bush, and Clinton vow to help Haiti rebuild and, in Clinton’s words, ‘escape its history.’ The three Presidents also appeared to put some of their own history behind them.
    01/16/2010 02:20 pm

  • After US Airways 'miracle on the Hudson,' concern grows about bird strikes

    For the first time since records have been kept, the number of instances in which aircraft hit birds or other wildlife could top 10,000 for 2009. Increasingly, pilots worry about 'feathered bullets'.
    01/16/2010 01:28 pm

  • Federal mortgage modification plan disappointing so far

    Red tape and limited savings are hampering the much-lauded $75-billion mortgage modification plan. A new round of government help may be on the way as foreclosures are expected to reach 3 million in 2010.
    01/16/2010 11:48 am

  • How Martha Coakley misread the tea leaves in Boston Harbor

    Win or lose, Martha Coakley’s Massachusetts senate race campaign will influence Democratic strategy in a tough election year. And the result could have major impact on Obama’s agenda.
    01/16/2010 10:54 am

  • Massachusetts Senate race hinges on independent vote

    Massachusetts is one of the most Democratic states in the country. But moderate Republicans have done well there too over the years, and independent voters are likely to make the difference in the special US Senate race.
    01/16/2010 10:02 am

  • TPS: Haiti's illegal immigrants given temporary protection in US

    The Department of Homeland Security said it would offer Haitians who were here illegally before Tuesday's earthquake temporary protected status (TPS). Haiti has 100,000 people living in the US illegally.
    01/15/2010 08:14 pm

  • Fort Hood aftermath: Some Army officers’ careers may be over

    A report released Friday on the Fort Hood shootings was short on specifics about Army officers who failed to do their jobs. But the Army is conducting another investigation, which could result in disciplinary action.
    01/15/2010 07:39 pm

  • Massachusetts Senate race: Democratic big guns join the fight

    Bill Clinton was on the stump Friday for Democrat Martha Coakley, who’s now trailing Republican Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race. President Obama will campaign there Sunday.
    01/15/2010 07:18 pm

  • You sign a petition to curb gay rights. Should your name be public?

    The US Supreme Court has decided to hear a case about releasing to the public the names of people who signed a petition. The petition in question called for repealing Washington State's law granting partnership rights to gay couples.
    01/15/2010 06:00 pm

  • China stalls UN effort to sanction Iran over nuclear program

    The United States is expected Saturday to push for more sanctions against Iran, as Tehran refuses to discuss its nuclear program. But China signals it will resist the idea, especially if new sanctions will be targeted at agents clamping down on the Iranian protest movement.
    01/15/2010 05:10 pm

  • Five tips to avoid Haiti relief scams

    The aftermath of natural disasters often bring out the scammers and con artists. Here are five tips to avoid Haiti relief scams and make sure your donations make a difference.
    01/15/2010 03:45 pm

  • How to pay the bill is last major hurdle to healthcare reform

    Organized labor pressed Congress and the White House to ease the 'Cadillac tax' on expensive healthcare insurance policies. This means other ways to pay for a healthcare reform bill will have to be considered – including hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, and Medicare.
    01/15/2010 02:51 pm

  • Why US high school reform efforts aren't working

    Despite a host of reform efforts, only half of low-income and minority students in US high schools graduate. Some programs are trying to change that.
    01/15/2010 01:59 pm

  • Pentagon defends response time of Haiti aid efforts

    Military jets have begun delivering relief supplies as part of Haiti aid efforts in the wake of the earthquake, but it will take another week for a US Navy hospital ship to reach there. Parachute drops have been ruled out for now, for fear of riots.
    01/15/2010 01:20 pm

  • California adopts first statewide green building code

    California's building commission adopted the first statewide green building code this week. Environmental groups welcomed the new standards, which mandate water use reductions and waste recycling in new buildings, but were critical of its rating system.
    01/15/2010 01:08 pm

  • As Brown edges ahead in poll, Bill Clinton stumps for Coakley

    Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown are bringing in their parties' stars as they battle to win Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in a Jan. 19 special election. Bill Clinton is stumping for Coakley in Massachusetts Friday.
    01/15/2010 09:56 am

  • Did Copenhagen talks open door to a new global order?

    Four formerly developing countries took the reins during climate talks in Copenhagen: China, India, Brazil, and South Africa. It could herald a redistribution of global clout, some experts say.
    01/14/2010 09:23 pm

  • Judge: D.C. gay-marriage vote would violate Human Rights Act

    A Washington, D.C., judge ruled Thursday that the District can ban any referendums on gay marriage under the terms of the District's Human Rights Act. The decision, which will be appealed, is a victory for gay-rights groups.
    01/14/2010 08:18 pm

  • Obama rallies worried Democrats on healthcare reform

    Just back from their congressional districts, Democrats are nervous about riling voters on healthcare reform legislation. But Obama says once people know the details, they'll back it.
    01/14/2010 08:09 pm

  • Obama proposes fee on big banks. But who would really pay?

    The bankers should pay, Obama says. But some think the money would come out of shareholders’ pockets, and others say the big banks would pass it along to consumers and businesses.
    01/14/2010 06:57 pm

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