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Pay raises vs. COLAs: Are the numbers cooked?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he has lots in common with actor George Clooney. Yet, they may differ on what's cheap, what's a bargain and what's an ...

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Medal of Honor for a Civil War Hero 150 Years in the Grave

More than 150 years after standing his ground against Pickett’s Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing will be posthumously awarded the ...

12:23 AM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

McDaniel seeking all voting records for court challenge

Circuit clerks asked to deliver documentation by Friday in contested Senate race.         

August 27 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Workers Win Supermarket President’s Job Back

After six weeks of big rallies, Market Basket workers forced management’s hand to reinstate the grocer’s deposed leader, Arthur T. Demoulas.

August 27 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Unflattering Portrait of Virginia’s Former First Lady Is Offered by Her Lawyers

Maureen McDonnell was described by a daughter as a heavy spender, prone to outbursts of anger who seemed infatuated with a rich businessman.

August 27 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Immigration Clash Could Lead to Shutdown

President Obama is believed to be preparing to take executive action on immigration, and Republicans are considering removing funding to effectively block the ...

August 27 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Black Ex-Police Chief Picked for Top Enforcement Post in Missouri

Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday nominated a former St. Louis police chief to become the state’s top law enforcement official — and the only African-American in his ...

August 27 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

9 Mexicans Can Return to Contest Deportations

In a lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union argued that enforcement agents had coerced the nine into accepting removal by failing to advise them of their ...

August 27 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

$506 Billion Is Forecast for U.S. Deficit, a Slight Rise

The figure modestly increases the Congressional Budget Office’s April projection that spending would exceed revenue by $492 billion. The change was attributed ...

August 27 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Defense wraps up its case in ex-Va. gov trial

Teams of defense lawyers for both Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, finished presenting their case to the jury in the corruption trial of the former ...

August 27 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON