Wealth Gap-Shrinking Middle Class

More Americans see middle class status slipping

A sense of belonging to the middle class occupies a cherished place in America. It conjures images of self-sufficient people with stable jobs and pleasant homes working toward prosperity.…
Sheldon Whitehouse, Chuck Schumer

High court loosens reins on big campaign donors

The Supreme Court's conservative majority voted Wednesday to free wealthy donors to give to as many political candidates and campaigns as they want, further loosening the reins on giving by big contributors as the 2014 campaign moves into high gear.…
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Feds outline abortion threat appeal before court

The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to set oral arguments in the case of a Kansas abortion opponent who sent a letter to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under her car.…
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NBC asks Gifford not to plug her wine on ‘Today’

Booze may be an oft-mentioned topic when Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are hosting the fourth hour of the "Today" show, but one alcoholic beverage they won't be talking about is Gifford's new wine line.…
Michael Morell

House panel gets Benghazi hearing, but few answers

The CIA's former deputy director said Wednesday he deleted references to terrorism warnings from widely disputed talking points on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack to avoid the spy agency's gloating at the expense of the State Department.…
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, a police cruiser sits in the driveway as crime scene tape surrounds the home of Nancy Lanza in Newtown, Conn. Nancy Lanza was killed there by her son Adam Lanza, before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, where he killed 26 children and adults. Some Newtown residents said in a survey released Monday, March 31, 2014, that they want the home torn down and the property turned into a park or nature preserve. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Newtown residents want gunman’s house torn down

Some Newtown residents are calling for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's home to be torn down and replaced with a park or nature preserve, according to a new community survey.…
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New Conn. mother didn’t know she was pregnant

A Connecticut woman says she thought she caught a bug when she developed stomach pains but ended up giving birth to a 9-pound-3-ounce boy without having known she was pregnant.…