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Obama asks Congress for $60.4B in Sandy aid

December 8, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question during a news confernce in Trenton, N.J., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Christie said Friday that residents of Atlantic, Cape May, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties whose homes were damaged in Superstorm Sandy can now get grants of up to $10,000 for quick repairs under a pilot program [&hellip...

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Boehner: No progress in fiscal cliff talks

December 8, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media after eating lunch with middle class tax-payers including, from left, Anne Marie Munos of Falls Church, Va., Mossi Tull, of Washington, and David Waugh, of Bethesda, Md., Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at the Metro 29 diner...

US job gains defy Sandy and fears of fiscal cliff

December 8, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photo, a couple shops for groceries by flashlight in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York, following a loss of power due to Superstorm Sandy. The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell...

$2 billion price tag for presidential election

December 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 12, 2012 file photo, Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks at a news conference for the Sands Cotai Central in Macau. New campaign finance figures for the final two weeks of the 2012 campaign show that Las Vegas...

Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses

December 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Deb Dulaney, left, watches as her partner, Diane McGee, fills out paperwork for their marriage license at the Thurston County Auditor’s office at the courthouse, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Olympia, Wash. Washington state’s new voter-approved...

Michigan GOP approves right to work amid protests

December 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Protesters are led out of the State Capitol Building in handcuffs after demonstrating against right-to-work legislation inside the Capitol in downtown Lansing, Mich. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Eight people were arrested for resisting and obstructing when they...

Gene-altered mosquitoes could be used vs. dengue

December 7, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 photo, Key West, Fla. resident Joel Biddle gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Key West. Biddle was one of the 93 cases of dengue fever were reported in Key West in 2009 and 2010. The British...

Homeland Security grant spending questioned

December 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 5, 2012 photo shows the exterior of Lucas Oil Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis. In a 54-page report focused on Homeland Security Department spending in the last few years in several states, Sen Tom...

Colo. shooting suspect: Brief romance, few friends

December 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 23, 2012 file photo, James Holmes, accused of killing 12 people in a shooting rampage in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, appears in Arapahoe County District Court in Centennial, Colo. The University of Colorado at Denver has...

LA ports reopen after crippling 8-day strike ends

December 6, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Cargo trucks line up in the dense fog to enter the Port of Long Beach Wednesday December 5, 2012. Work resumed Wednesday at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors after settlement of a strike that crippled the nation’s busiest container port complex for...