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Senator Durbin: Don't sell us short on Social Security
Visiting the issue of Social Security is fraught with misadventure, especially as Midterm elections approach.
Last updated: 26 Oct 2013 21:36 GMT
US no closer to deals on debt and shutdown
Republicans and Democrats fail to reach compromise on government shutdown and raising country's debt ceiling.
Last updated: 13 Oct 2013 00:38 GMT
It's not always right to keep your word
There’s nothing virtuous about keeping a powerful liar’s secret, and those in power should learn from whistle-blowers.
Last updated: 12 Jul 2013 14:21 GMT
Ricin-laced letter sent to US senator
Letter to Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi intercepted at off-site mail facility after testing positive for ricin.
Last updated: 17 Apr 2013 02:12 GMT
Of banksters and debtors' prison
American students carry the economic consequences of an inequality based system while banksters take advantage.
Last updated: 01 Feb 2013 08:48 GMT
Obama picks CIA chief and defence secretary
US president nominates his counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as CIA director, and Chuck Hagel as defence secretary.
Last updated: 08 Jan 2013 01:16 GMT
Obama 'to nominate Hagel as Pentagon chief'
Ex-Republican senator, under scrutiny for his stands on Israel, likely to replace Leon Panetta, senior official reveals.
Last updated: 07 Jan 2013 05:26 GMT
America's prison problem
Why does the US put so many people behind bars and what lies behind California's new push for leniency?
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Last updated: 01 Nov 2012 14:40 GMT
'No apology' tour meets 'no drama' Obama
Obama's foreign policy record is the best defence in the face of any attack Romney or his advisers can throw his way.
Last updated: 22 Oct 2012 08:09 GMT
Rig arrives in Cuba to hunt for offshore oil
Self-propelled Scarabeo-9 arrives after months-long journey, amid concerns about environmental impact and US-Cuba ties.
Last updated: 20 Jan 2012 20:52 GMT
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