Despite the sharp rise in the program's usage, many eligible Americans get no benefits, for reasons including stigma and lack of awareness.
It costs between $28,000 and $60,000 to house an inmate. With federal prisons 40% overcrowded, can we afford to cut low-level drug offenders loose?
Oracle's Larry Ellison sees the agency's online spy program as necessary but not evil. That should please one of his company's biggest clients.
'Redneck millionaire' Willie Robertson has a hit reality show and a business to run. He sure would make Congress more colorful.
Insurers are getting a one-year reprieve on a key provision aimed at limiting consumers' out-of-pocket costs.
This key donor group is increasingly disillusioned with Republicans, and that could hurt fundraising efforts.
The house stands on 9.5 acres and has floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 bedrooms, and views of the Atlantic Ocean.
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