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  • Anthony Weiner: Were his dreams of being mayor just Twittered away?

    Anthony Weiner: Were his dreams of being mayor just Twittered away?

    It's clear Anthony Weiner wants to be mayor of New York. Just as clear, say analysts, is that 'Weinergate' will arm his political rivals for years to come, and isn't likely to 'just go away.'

  • Opinion 'Silent raids' and E-Verify immigration enforcement are destroying US farms

    Enforcement-only immigration policies will further devastate immigrant communities, ravage labor-intensive agriculture, and take away countless jobs beyond the farm sector. If elected officials want US fruit and vegetable farms to survive, they need to implement smarter immigration reform.

  • The GOP's last wish

    Robert Reich The GOP's last wish

    Republicans are gaining more support for a plan that would make Medicare a voucher-based system. If Republicans focus on Medicare during the 2012 presidential campaign, will it help them or hurt them?

  • Does upset in House special election matter? Dueling views from party leaders.

    The Vote Does upset in House special election matter? Dueling views from party leaders.

    A Democrat pulled off an upset in a special election in New York's 26th District. DNC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz sees a repudiation of Republicans' stance on revising Medicare. NRCC's Pete Sessions sure doesn't.

  • What lessons will GOP take from losing New York-26 House seat?

    What lessons will GOP take from losing New York-26 House seat?

    Medicare is indeed a perilous issue for Republicans, Tuesday's House race in New York's 26th District showed. But so are third-party candidates and tepid campaigns.

  • Budget stalemate: Why America won't raise taxes

    Budget stalemate: Why America won't raise taxes

    Budget stalemate has many on Capitol Hill crunching numbers. With any new budget, taxes may be the real third rail of politics. Can the U.S. solve its fiscal woes without more revenue?

  • Unemployment rate drops 0.1 percent, showing 'positive momentum' in job market

    Unemployment rate drops 0.1 percent, showing 'positive momentum' in job market

    The United States added 216,000 new jobs in March, mostly in the private sector job market, driving the unemployment rate down to 8.8 percent.

  • 5 books about chucking it all for country living

    5 books about chucking it all for country living

    This is the time of year – when it’s been freezing for two months and the city is covered with dirty snow that won’t melt for another six weeks – that I dream of trading it all in for a simpler life. You know, one complete with farm animals, caves for aging cheese, and a vegetable garden large enough to supply all of Manhattan with frisée. I'll never do it – I can't really live without groceries delivered to my apartment, mass transit, and access to Korean food at all hours – but I can at least read about it. Here are five amazing, hilarious, utterly charming books brought to you by people, crazier, more desperate, and with even less impulse control than I: the ones who actually did it.

  • Monster winter storm: five ways to stay safe and prepared

    Monster winter storm: five ways to stay safe and prepared

    Americans in 33 states from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are now dealing with a highly dangerous winter storm that will dump a combination of snow and ice on roads, houses and power lines. A significant amount of the precipitation is expected to be ice either in the form of freezing rain – rain that freezes on contact with the ground – or ice pellets, such as sleet. Experts say these are five things you can do to cope with the storm:

  • A new novel from the author of “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter"

    Chapter & Verse A new novel from the author of “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter"

    Kim Edwards, author of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," discusses “The Lake of Dreams,” her second novel.