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The mysterious death of the Hawaii official who verified President Obama's birth certificate has re-ignited the birther controversy, but the arguments surrounding the birth certificate may not matter. 

The spending deal negotiated and promoted by Republican Paul Ryan gives up the sequester cuts, the only real leverage the Republicans had to reduce government spending.

The pension reform bill passed last week in Springfield, Illinois, is just another stall, delaying once again any real attempt at solving the state's $100-billion pension plan shortfall.

The bailout of General Motors served many purposes, but it most decidedly was no victory for American citizens or taxpayers, despite claims by the president and those in his administration.

An 11-year-old who was banned from selling mistletoe in a public park in downtown Portland, Oregon now has more orders for packages of the popular holiday plant than she can handle.

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