WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
WASHINGTON - A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.
NEW YORK - A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square - most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer - has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.
LIMERICK - The federal government has identified a security problem at Exelon's Limerick Generating Station but because it's a security matter, officials can't say what it is.According to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission letter issued Tuesday to Exelon, the problem or problems were