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VP nominee Ryan a saving grace?

VP nominee Ryan a saving grace?

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Now that the Olympics are over, let politics take center stage again. Clearly, no one is interested in winning the silver medal when it comes to the race for U.S. president. But interest in second bananas IS high.

Time to pick your fantasy teams for ... funding

Time to pick your fantasy teams for ... funding

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Now that we know there will be an NFL season, fantasy football leagues are roaring into shape around the land. I would have loved to be in the "war room" to hear the give-and-take for drafting teams of another kind recently. That would be the Democrat and Republican teams for the Deficit Reduction Super Committee Bowl, er, negotiations. They're going to decide what is to be sacrificed on the way to $1.2 trillion or more in funding cuts over the next decade.

Bill would correct post-hospitalization Medicare loophole

A bipartisan group of House and Senate members have proposed legislation that would ensure that seniors have access to skilled nursing care after being hospitalized for observation.

Senators propose lifting cap on Medicare mental health benefits

Newly introduced legislation in the Senate would lift a lifetime cap on Medicare benefits for inpatient mental health services.