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Report: Perry Welcomed Risky Lenders Despite 'Early Warnings Signs'

Under Governor Rick Perry, Texas spent $35 million to attract risky mortgage lenders, a group Perry hailed as a national model for creating jobs, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 9:40am

Report: Conservative Koch Bros. Sidestepped U.S. Trade Ban on Iran

Koch Industries, a business run by billionaire brothers long known for funding a variety of conservative causes, sold millions of dollars of equipment to Iran, circumventing a U.S. trade ban with that country, Bloomberg reports.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 9:40am

Brown, Warren Virtually Tied in Herald Poll

Less than three weeks after she officially announced her Senate candidacy, Democrat Elizabeth Warren is running neck-and-neck with Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., according to a UMass-Lowell/Boston Herald poll released Monday morning.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 8:40am

Cornilles Brings In Over $500K

Republican Rob Cornilles has raised over half a million dollars in the eight weeks since he entered the special election race to succeed disgraced former Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., according to a GOP source.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 7:40am

Should Obama Open Arctic Waters to Drilling?

Should the Obama administration green light drilling in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska's coast?

Shell Oil is inching closer to completing a lengthy regulatory process with both state and federal agencies to drill exploratory wells in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas off Alaska's north coast. The company could begin drilling as soon as next summer.

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Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 6:40am

Was Obama's Order to Kill Awlaki Justified?

President Obama's campaign to wipe out top al-Qaida leaders around the world through unilateral covert strikes claimed another victim on Friday, when Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born radical cleric identified as "chief of external operations" for al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula, was killed in Yemen as he rode in a convoy. Awlaki's death followed the takedown of al-Qaida's No. 2 official, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, in late August, and Osama bin Laden in early May. U.S. officials quickly sought to justify the strike against a U.S.

Posted: Monday, October 3, 2011 - 6:40am

Stolen TRICARE Health Records Did Not Meet Federal Encryption Standards

Computer tapes containing health care information on 4.9 million TRICARE beneficiaries stolen from the car of a Science Applications International Corp. employee in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this month were not encrypted in compliance with federal standards, SAIC said.

Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 7:40pm

NASA Finds 'Unprecedented' Ozone Loss Over Arctic Region

Researchers have seen the worst loss of ozone yet recorded over the Arctic, as bad as the loss that causes the ozone hole over the Antarctic every year, NASA said on Sunday.

Cold temperatures in the stratosphere seem to have caused the ozone depletion last winter and spring, NASA scientists and others reported in the journal Nature.

Usually the damage isn't so bad over the Arctic. But this past year's destruction over the Arctic matches that seen in some years over the Antarctic, where an ozone "hole" has formed each spring since the mid-1980s.

Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 7:40pm

Cain Says Christie's Too Liberal

  • Barbour, O'Malley Dodge Question of Christie's Weight
  • Barbour, O'Malley Dodge Question of Christie's Weight
  • Cain Attacks Perry Over Racial Slur Displayed at Lodge
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    Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 6:40pm

    Your Sunday West Virginia Roundup

    Updated at 4:37 p.m.

    Your Sunday roundup of West Virginia tidbits:

    -- Republican Bill Maloney, is attending a fundraiser for a PAC in the Eastern Panhandle this afternoon. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito and David McKinley will also attend.

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    Posted: Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 4:40pm