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Obama promises to help Gulf Coast governors with TS Isaac

President Barack Obama on Monday promised the governors of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi that they would have "the resources they need" to cope with Tropical Storm Isaac, on track to batter the Gulf Coast in the coming days, the White House said in a statement. Concerns about the storm led Republicans, gathered at their presidential [...]

Mike Huckabee to Ron Paul supporters: You lost, move on

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has a message for Ron Paul supporters who say they feel "disrespected" by the Republican Party's delegate allocation process: You lost, move on.

The speech that Nixon never gave: ‘In event of moon disaster’

Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday, is being remembered as the astronaut who took the the first step on the moon. But the successful lunar landing on July 20, 1969, was not a given. A memo of a speech drafted by William Safire just days before the landing, is surfacing again on the Web. The [...]

Meet the world’s dumbest dumbphone

Smartphones are incredibly powerful devices, but they're also incredibly complex. For us technophiles, that's great — we love being able to watch videos, download songs, and share things on Facebook. But what's great for us is terribly inappropriate for the tiny … Continue reading ?

Student in Baltimore Suburb Shot on First Day of School

One Person Is in Custody and Wounded Student Taken By Medevac to Hospital

'One small step for (a) man': Was Neil Armstrong misquoted?

Upon taking a "small step" onto the surface of the moon in 1969, Neil Armstrong uttered what would become one of history's most famous one-liners. But strangely, what he actually said is far from clear.

Did the stimulus actually save the economy?

Whatever you think you know about the stimulus, think again.

Afghan officials: Insurgents behead 17 civilians

Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents have beheaded 17 Afghan civilians for taking part in a music event in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan.

Romney, Obama in dead heat heading into GOP convention

Mitt Romney heads into his nominating convention with a solid shot at the presidency but substantial challenges en route, an ABC News/Washington Post poll shows.

Poll: Raise taxes to save Social Security

Most Americans say go ahead and raise taxes if it will save Social Security benefits for future generations. And raise the retirement age, if you have to.

Big names of GOP left offstage, and not by accident

Some of the biggest names in politics will be missing from the stage during the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, and that’s no accident.

10 Afghan soldiers killed in checkpoint attack

The Afghan government says 10 Afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a checkpoint in the south and five have either been kidnapped or joined their assailants.

Ex-South Carolina governor to marry former mistress

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford said on Sunday he is engaged to marry his Argentine girlfriend, Maria Belen Chapur. "Yes, it's true and I stand by my statement," Sanford told Reuters.

No. 1 Trump's bucket list: Get Mitt Romney elected

SARASOTA, Fla. -- What's atop Donald Trump's bucket list?

Gingrich to play professor at 'Newt University'

Newt Gingrich has been given a role at the Republican National Convention that he says he loves to play: professor. The Republican National Convention declared four days of courses to be given by the former speaker of the House, “Newt University” In an interview with...

Former SC Gov. Sanford engaged to ex-mistress

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford confirmed Sunday he is engaged to the Argentine woman he secretly left the state to visit under the cover story he was hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Isaac upsets plans for GOP lobbyists, wealthy donors

A tropical storm may accomplish what watchdog groups, newspaper editorials and ethics laws have not: it put a dent in the over-the-top entertaining and partying by lobbyists and special interests trying to buy access and influence.

How the 1988 GOP convention was the last of its kind

T.S. Eliot (or, at least, his J. Alfred Prufrock) “measured out my life with coffee spoons.” For me, the seasons of a working life have been measured in political conventions.

Survivors: strong gas odor before deadly Venezuela blast

Venezuelans who live next to the country's biggest oil refinery said they smelled a strong odor of sulfur hours before a gas leak ignited in an explosion that killed at least 39 people and injured more...

Iran opens nonaligned summit with nuclear appeals

Iran opened a world gathering of self-described nonaligned nations Sunday with a slap at the U.N. Security Council and an appeal to rid the world of nuclear weapons, even as Tehran faces Western suspicions that it is seeking its own atomic bombs.

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