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Poll: Republicans agreeing evolution is ‘lies from the pit of Hell’ up 10 points

A recent poll about how the United States views evolution may leave some believing that Republicans are definitely not evolving. According to a Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project telephone survey released on Monday, the number of Republicans who believe in evolution has dropped by 11 points in…

Congress postpones ‘debt ceiling’ deadline

The US Congress on Thursday suspended the country’s debt ceiling until May, giving lawmakers three months for high-stakes budget negotiations and averting a potentially catastrophic default. The Senate voted 64 to 34 in favour of the bill, which had already passed in the House of Representatives last week, authorising the…

House votes to lift debt ceiling until May

The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to suspend the US debt ceiling until May, averting a potential default crisis and buying time for high-stakes budget negotiations. The bill now goes to the Senate where it is expected to pass and then be approved by President Barack Obama, defusing tensions…

Obama calls for bipartisan cooperation in Congress

US President Barack Obama called Saturday for Democrats and Republicans to cooperate in Congress, saying they should put aside personal ambition to tackle important issues together. “We weren’t sent here to wage perpetual political campaigns against each other,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address. “We were sent here to serve the American people.…

U.S. military veterans fight the war against the economy

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were and still remain major challenges for United States military troops. But the war back home against a staggering economy is still a formidable opponent in itself. Veterans of those wars continued to acknowledge that battle at the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s…

Harvard professor: Tea party, 99 Percent must unify against Wall St. abuses

Even as many in the partisan media attempt to embrace or shun the 99 Percent movement, there is another, quieter voice that’s rising, urging unity to fight the greed on Wall Street — and if polls are any indicator, that voice has already found deep sympathy with a great many…

Obama lays down new challenge on jobs

DETROIT, Michigan — A fired-up US President Barack Obama Monday bluntly told Republicans to “show us what you got,” stiffening his rhetoric ahead of his pivotal national address on jobs later this week. Obama, seeking to restart stalled US job creation, revive the economy and his own tumbling political fortunes,…

Obama accuses Republicans of blocking job creation

VINEYARD HAVEN, Massachusetts — US President Barack Obama on Saturday again accused Republicans in Congress of putting politics before their country and blocking his efforts to create jobs. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama renewed his push for an extension of a payroll tax cut, spending on infrastructure…

Moody’s: U.S. still as sound as AAA-rated countries

NEW YORK — The United States remains on a fiscal footing that is as solid as other AAA-rated countries, the Moody’s ratings agency said Monday, in a retort to last week’s downgrade by its rival Standard & Poor’s. “Relative to other large AAA-rated governments, the US debt position is somewhat…

Obama urges Geithner to stay as Treasury chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has asked Timothy Geithner to stay on as Treasury Secretary and a decision is expected soon, officials said on Thursday. Geithner had indicated he might decide to leave once a decision to raise the U.S. debt limit was raised, which happened this week after…

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