Articles by Eric Linton
New Pope May Be Asked To Give 'No Resignation' Pledge
March 03 2013 10:56 AM
Cardinals, fearing Benedict’s resignation has weakened his office, will ask the next pope to pledge to serve until death, European media report.
Countdown To Spending Cuts; Lawmakers Head For Exits
March 01 2013 12:17 AM
As the clock ticked toward huge spending cuts, many members of Congress skipped town. But no fear, the real deadline is Friday midnight.
US Poised To Boost Aid To Syrian Rebels
February 27 2013 10:06 PM
The United States plans to provide medical supplies and food – at least -- to Syrian rebel fighters in a policy shift.
Senate Confirms Jack Lew For Treasury, 71-26
February 27 2013 6:58 PM
The Senate confirmed Jack Lew as treasury secretary, putting him in the middle of a crisis over the federal budget.
- Gun Control Backer Wins Chicago House Primary
February 26 2013 11:31 PM
Robin Kelly, a gun control supporter backed by Michael Bloomberg, won the Democratic primary to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.
- One Wounded At South Carolina College; Shooter At Large
February 26 2013 10:53 PM
One person was shot and wounded at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C., Tuesday night, and the shooter is still at large.
- GOP: Obama Reponsible For Cuts
February 25 2013 11:24 PM
As the administration issues dire warnings about the looming sequester, congressional Republicans are a plan to give the president more flexibility in imposing the $85 billion in cuts, which they say could protect the most vital programs.
Scottish Cardinal Facing Sex Charges Eligible To Vote For Pope
February 24 2013 3:40 PM
Cardinal Keith O'Brien should be allowed to decide for himself whether to take part in next week's Vatican conclave, says a fellow cardinal.
Afghans Order US Special Forces Out Of Province, Charging Torture
February 24 2013 2:54 PM
The Afghans demand all U.S. special forces leave Maidan Wardak after reports they are behind civilians being tortured or disappeared.
- Obama Calls Boehner, McConnell On Budget Crunch
February 21 2013 9:38 PM
With the sequestration deadline a week away, President Barack Obama called Republican congressional leaders Thursday to discuss the sharp cuts that loom over the government.
Another GOP Senator And Bob Dole Back Hagel
February 21 2013 8:53 PM
Chuck Hagel’s fiercely resisted bid to become secretary of defense gained steam Thursday when Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, a senior conservative Republican, said he would vote for him.
- Google Reported Planning Touchscreen Laptops
February 21 2013 12:21 AM
Google reportedly has developed the first touchscreen laptops powered by its Chrome OS to be sold later this year.