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Obama budget predicts $1.3T deficit for 2012

February 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Copies of the a appendix of President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2013 federal budget are readied at the Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s new budget predicts a $1.3 trillion deficit for the ongoing fiscal year but that would drop to $575...

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Report: Non-Solyndra energy loans could cost $3B

February 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This May 24, 2010 file photo show the exterior of Solyndra Inc. in Fremont, Calif. The government could lose nearly $3 billion on Energy Department loans for green energy programs _ far less than the $10 billion Congress set aside for the...

Women at war: Pentagon is easing its job limits

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Deputy Defense Undersecretary for Military Personnel Policy Vee Penrod speaks to reporters at the Pentagon, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, to talk about the results of the department’s Women in Service Review. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) —...

Thousands join first lady for 'Let's Move' outing

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

First lady Michelle Obama does the Interlude dance with kids on stage during a Let’s Move event with children from Iowa schools, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Wells Fargo Arena in De Moines, Iowa, during her three day national tour celebrating the...

Family plucked from Pacific after boat capsizes

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Bradley James, right, reacts to a note his nine-year-old West James wrote while in the offices of Horizon Shipping after they were rescued from their sinking sail boat by a cargo ship, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 in Honolulu. The Canadian family was attempting...

US Marines posed with Nazi symbol in Afghanistan

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This Sept. 2010 photo posted recently on the Titiusville, Fla.- based arms manufacturer Knight’s Armament’s Internet blog, shows members of Charlie Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. in Sangin, Helmand province,...

British man wanted in '93 heist nabbed in Missouri

February 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Undated handout photo of British fugitive Eddie Maher who has been arrested in America after he had been on the run for 19 years after a $1.5 million raid on a security van in 1993. Maher, known as “Fast Eddie”, was arrested Wednesday Feb 8 2011...

APNewsBreak: Sources: New military roles for women

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 10, 2009 file photo, U.S. Marine Sgt. Monica Perez, of San Diego, left, helps Lance Cpl. Mary Shloss of Hammond, Ind. put on her head scarf before heading out on a patrol with Golf Company, 2nd Batallion, 3rd Regiment of the 2nd MEB,...

GOP vows to reverse Obama birth control policy

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, to criticize President Barack Obama for insisting that employers must provide health insurance that includes birth control for women. (AP...

Washington state lawmakers pass gay marriage bill

February 9, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Rep. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, center, is congratulated by Dave Upthegrove, D-Des Moines, left, and Drew Hansen, D-Kitsap County, after the House voted to legalize gay marriage in Washington state Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. The action comes a...