Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan face off in New Jersey's senate race. (Pool Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, David M Warren)

Decision Day In New Jersey’s Accelerated Senate Race

The two-month campaign in New Jersey between Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan ends amid a lingering federal government shutdown.


Living in the United States is getting costlier and that's partially due to rent increases.  (File photo. Getty Images)

During Shutdown, Congressional Pay Strikes A Nerve

When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he’d continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown, he offered a defiant response: “Dang straight.”


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Preparing for Shutdown, Government Plans Furloughs

More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down. A shutdown could hit as early as Tuesday.


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Government Shutdown Looming Because Of Obamacare

Republicans in the House stated Wednesday they will not pass two crucial bills unless all of the funding for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is dropped.


President Obama expressed optimism that Congress would vote to approve his call for military action in Syria, and said that it is not just an American issue, it’s a worldwide concern.  (Credit:  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Across US, Fears, Ambivalence, Anguish Over Syria

The specter of U.S. military action against Syria and further intervention in the Muslim world is generating troubled and conflicting emotions throughout America.


President Barack Obama bike rides with his daughter Malia through the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in West Tisbury, Mass., on Aug. 16, 2013, during their family vacation to Martha's Vineyard. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Returns To Washington After Summer Vacation

Vacation over, President Barack Obama returned to the White House late Sunday after a weeklong getaway to the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard.


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Is Big Data Turning Government Into ‘Big Brother?’

With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.


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Treasury To Pay Off Debts For First Time Since 2007

The U.S. Treasury is doing something it hasn’t done in almost six years: paying off some debt.


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.


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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.