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Official: VA Improperly Spends $5 Billion A Year On Health

The Department of Veterans Affairs is improperly spending at least $5 billion a year for medical care and supplies being purchased in violation of required practices for competitive bidding and written contracts, a senior VA official said Thursday.


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Gansler: Eliminate Md.’s Special Prosecutor Office

Attorney General Doug Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate in the Democratic primary, says Maryland should do away with the state prosecutor’s office, an independent unit that investigates public corruption.


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Cuccinelli Claims McAuliffe to Spend Extra $1 Billion

Looking to reverse a slide in new polls, Republican Ken Cuccinelli claimed Wednesday his Democratic foe in Virginia’s governor’s race, Terry McAuliffe, would run up at least $12 billion in new state spending in four years.


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Senate GOP Leader McConnell Criticized As Not Conservative Enough

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives.


Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reportedly made a comparison between “boatloads of Jewish immigrants” turned away from the U.S. as they attempted escape from Nazi Germany during World War II and the current influx of illegal immigrants coming across the border today. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Reject House GOP Limits, Push Billions In Additional Domestic Spending

Democrats controlling the Senate are pushing to spending billions of dollars more than their House GOP rivals on transportation and housing programs despite tough budget limits that promise to roll the increases back.


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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

The best part of paying your taxes is probably getting your refund check.


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Gray: D.C. in Position to Make Major Investments

In his weekly Sunday morning radio address heard only on WNEW, Gray said the time has come to make some major investments in the city.


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GOP Warns Obama Against Tax Increases, Spending

Republicans warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda would bring more tax increases and escalate deficit spending, vowing that they would guard against Washington-centric policies and help middle-class families rebound from years of tepid economic growth.


Voters tend to favor politicians with deeper voices, a new study suggests. (FILE PHOTO. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Obama, Romney Campaign In Each Other’s Shadow

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigned in each other’s shadow for a third straight day, hunting for votes already beginning to be cast and arguing over who would be the better job creator.