Oct 31

Two body snatching tales with presidential connections

Posted 5 months, 21 days ago.


Grave robbing seems creepy today, but it was big business in the 19th century, with intended victims including at least one president and a man linked to two presidents.

Oct 25

Why Obamacare’s individual mandate isn’t going away (for now)

Posted 5 months, 27 days ago.


The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is back in the headlines, and this time it’s linked to Obamacare’s troubled website. But don’t look for the controversial insurance requirement to go away anytime soon.

Oct 23

NSA remains under fire from U.S. allies, leakers

Posted 5 months, 29 days ago.


The National Security Agency, the controversial U.S. surveillance agency, has had a tough few weeks, as new allegations from leaked documents have angered more allies.

Oct 21

Politicians take a beating in latest polls

Posted 6 months, 0 days ago.


Polling numbers are starting to roll in after last week’s deal in Washington to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. And it looks like the folks on Capitol Hill face some historically bad numbers that could foreshadow a rocky midterm election in 2014.

Oct 18

Shutdown deal funds secrecy panel few people know about

Posted 6 months, 4 days ago.


Buried in this week’s deal to reopen the government is funding for a little-known panel to oversee the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.