Stimulus, Social Security dominate 3rd Colorado Senate debate

Stimulus, Social Security dominate Colorado debate

NYC seeks to ban food stamp recipients from spending them on soda, other sugary drinks

NY seeks to ban sugary drinks from food stamp buys

Rand Paul: Medicaid health coverage for the poor has turned into welfare, is rife with abuse

Rand Paul: Medicaid has turned into welfare

AP Interview: Ill. governor vague on ways to address $13 billion deficit, improve economy

Ill. governor: Education is solution to deficit

Wis. Democrat Russ Feingold runs ad with rare message: touting his vote for health care reform

Democrat Feingold runs ad touting health care vote

Italy’s Berlusconi easily wins confidence vote, bolstering his government

Italy’s Berlusconi wins confidence vote

ROME — Premier Silvio Berlusconi won a confidence vote Wednesday night in the Chamber of Deputies by a wide margin, staving off, at least for now, the specter of early elections.

Italy’s Berlusconi, facing confidence vote, says Italy cannot risk political stability

Italy’s Berlusconi puts his government to test

Federal report: Cal/OSHA needs speedier complaint process, better inspector training

Feds: Cal/OSHA needs speedier complaint process

Ohio attorney general to hold summit to address violence in area where 2 church members killed

Ohio AG to hold summit over parishioner killings

UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband pitches to voters, vows to learn lessons of recession

UK Labour chief Ed Miliband lays out comeback plan

Britain’s opposition Labour Party elects Ed Miliband as new leader in close run vote

Ed Miliband elected new leader of UK Labour Party

Britain’s opposition Labour Party pits brother against brother as it elects new leader

UK’s opposition Labour Party announces new leader

Britain’s opposition Labour Party pits brother against brother as it elects new leader

UK’s opposition Labour Party announces new leader

Monthly premiums to rise for 7 of top 10 Medicare prescription plans in 2011

Double-digit hikes for some Medicare drug plans

Miliband almost certain to be voted next leader of Britain’s Labour Party: But which one?

New Labour leader will be Miliband: But which one?

Premiums for Medicare Advantage plans will average 1 percent lower next year

Premiums for Medicare private plans dip 1 percent

Police worry medical marijuana programs will lead to confusion, confrontation

NM police: We need info about licensed medical pot

New estimate challenges report that health care reform will see Neb. Medicaid costs soar

New report: Neb.’s Medicaid costs overestimated

Britain’s government considers putting off program to build new nuclear armed submarine fleet

UK considers delay on new nuclear submarines

POLITICAL INSIDER: Chafee says primary results in Del. shouldn’t surprise Castle

Barack Obama

EPA official says agency working with Texas companies on truce over touchy permitting issues

Official: EPA, Texas working on permit solution

Report: Former East German sports official admits systematic doping in new book

Report: Ex-East German official knew of doping

New Medicare chief Donald Berwick says rationing not the way to reform health care

US President Barack Obama

Gov’t forecast: Moderate spending increase as 32 million gain coverage under health overhaul

The White House

US officers take up posts at Paris airport to help screen America-bound passengers

US officers take up posts at Paris airport

Catching up to private insurance, Medicare expands coverage for counseling to quit smoking

Will grandma ever quit smoking?

WASHINGTON — Medicare is catching up to most private insurers by providing counseling for any beneficiary who’s trying to quit smoking. More than 4 million seniors are hooked on cigarettes.

HEALTHBEAT: Efforts under way to ease ER delays, and some post wait times by text, billboard

Headed to ER? Some post waits by text, billboard

Advocacy groups ask feds to probe privacy breach in release of immigrant list in Utah

Feds asked to probe breach in Utah immigrant list

Lawmaker asks for hearing into allegations by Fannie Mae whistleblower

Lawmaker wants hearing into Fannie allegations

In DC, no such thing as too poor for medical pot; City is first to give discounts to the needy

In DC, no such thing as too poor for medical pot

Obama to sign pared-down war spending bill, lacking domestic add-ons

U.S. President Barack Obama

Democrats’ fall election strategy: Try to make case that GOP and tea party share same agenda

Dems election strategy: Equate GOP and tea party

House sends war spending bill to president without domestic add-ons

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