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Obama crafting fix as Postal Service faces default

The White House is crafting a plan to overhaul the Postal Service and wants to delay a massive health benefits obligation the agency says it cannot pay, a federal official said on Tuesday. Full story

US official questions USPS savings plan

USPS bid to improve its dire financial situation by gaining broad authority over its retirement and health programs needs more study, official says Full story

September 5: Nightly News Monday broadcast

   A Texas wildfire burns out of control; remnants of Tropical Storm Lee soak the southeast; President Barack Obama previews his jobs plan in Detroit; the United States Postal Service struggles to stay open;  and military veterans play a holiday weekend game to remember.

Postal Service warns of default, bleeds money

The U.S. Postal Service posted a net loss of $3.1 billion in its third quarter and warned again it would default on payments to the federal government if Congress did not step in. Full story

Rural towns will really feel post office closures

Welcome to Yellow Pine, Idaho. Population: 32. Miles to nearest (big) town: 60. Cell phone service: None. Post Office: One, in the bottom floor of the postmaster's home. Full story

Privatize the Postal Service?

   Patrick Donahoe, postmaster general & USPS CEO, and Chris Edwards, Cato Institute, debate whether USPS should be privatized.

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Postal Service mulls closing a slew of offices

Most postal rates going up in April

Video

  Could Post Office Go Bust?

Jim Miller, former Reagan OMB director, discusses the odds that the US Post Office goes out of business. Is it time to privatize the USPS?

  Post Office gaffe makes cultural statement

TRMS guest host Chris Hayes remarks on the cultural implications of the U.S. Post Office using a photo of the Las Vegas version of the Statue of Liberty on its Statue of Liberty tribute stamp.

  Issa vs. USPS

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., shares his thoughts on the new contract for postal workers, which some say doesn’t go far enough to stabilize the U.S. Postal Service.

  U.S. Postal Service set to close 2,000 offices

Msnbc's Chris Jansing reports that the U.S. Postal Service will close as many as 2,000 offices in March following a $8.5 billion loss in 2010.

  USPS: All stamps will be ‘Forever’

The U.S. Postal Service announced that beginning next month, all new stamps will be the "Forever" type -- good for mailing a first-class letter even if the price increases. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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The new Lady Liberty First-Class stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.
The new Lady Liberty First-Class stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

The new Lady Liberty First-Class stamp issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

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SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 30: US Postal Service letter carrier Anthony Ow places letters in a mailbox as he walks his delivery route July 30, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The US Postal Service is expecting their budget deficit to reach $7 billion, up from earlier projections of $6 billion. The Pos

United States Postal Service carrier Tip Burnett uses a rubber hammer to open a frozen mailbox at the National Guard armory in Rogers, Arkansas during heavy snow on Tuesday, Feb. 1.