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File photo of runners reacting after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. (credit: Getty Images)

Boston Bomb Investigation Extends To Russia

New information emerged Wednesday from U.S. officials that the name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had been added to a U.S. government terrorist database long before the explosions. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more than 4,000 mourners paid tribute to a campus police officer who authorities say was gunned down by the suspects.

04/24/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Poll: 80 Percent Of Americans Dissatisfied With Government

A new poll conducted by CBS News indicates that Americans are experiencing anger and unhappiness with government activity in Washington to a record-setting degree.

03/27/2013

The House has passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill To Fund Government Operations Sails Through House Vote, Obama Set To Sign Into Law

The House has passed a huge stopgap spending bill to keep the government open through the end of September, sidestepping any threat of a government shutdown.

03/21/2013

A graph depicting American trust in government, which has hit historic lows during the administration of President Barack Obama. (Credit: people-press.org)

Pew: For Every 10 Americans, Only 3 Trust The Government

The Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. has found that fewer Americans than ever trust the decisions made by the government.

03/11/2013

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats Criticize Cuccinelli for Book Remarks

Democratic lawmakers on Thursday denounced Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s remarks in his new book about government programs like Medicare and Social Security.

01/31/2013

File photo of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid Likens GOP To New York Jets – ‘Who Is The Quarterback?’

United States Senate majority leader Harry Reid likened the GOP to the hapless New York Jets on Thursday.

12/06/2012

Latinos and immigrants participate in a rally on immigration reform in front of the White House on Nov. 8, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Over 50,000 Immigrants Get Green Light To Stay

Tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants are taking advantage of President Barack Obama’s offer to let them stay and work in the United States.

11/16/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

Screen shot of "Ride With Pride" program (credit: Amtrak)

Taxpayer-Funded Amtrak Releases Ads Targeted For Gay Couples

Taxpayer-funded Amtrak has released a new ad campaign targeted for gay and lesbian couples.

08/03/2012

A view of a home in Deposit, New York. The Southern Tier of New York, an area which borders Pennsylvania and is predominately rural, has been struggling for decades with both high unemployment and chronic levels of poverty. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

US Poverty On Track To Rise To Highest Since 1960s

The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century. That means gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s are being erased amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.

07/22/2012

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