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  • GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

    WASHINGTON – While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expa ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Obama casts his vote early in Chicago

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections.Obama voted ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • White House: Nazis shouldn’t get Social Security

    WASHINGTON – Former Nazis should not be getting the Social Security benefits they are receiving as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, res ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm ca ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    WASHINGTON – For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was t ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and int ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 8:41 pm
  • Pentagon readying for long war in Iraq, Syria

    WASHINGTON – Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Thousands released after immigration holds denied

    SANTA ANA, Calif. – Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Obama's under-used credit card declined in New York cafe

    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service is charged with watching the president's back, but who's watching his wallet?
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Former Joe Biden chief of staff Ron Klain to lead Ebola response

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • The GOP advantage: Geography or gerrymandering?

    WASHINGTON – Republicans helped solidify their hold on the U.S. House when GOP legislators in key states drew new congressional maps after the 2010 Ce ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • U.S. budget deficit drops to $483 billion, lowest since 2008

    WASHINGTON – The deficit for the just completed 2014 budget year was $483 billion, the lowest of President Barack Obama's six years in office, the gov ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Can dentists bar competition over teeth-whitening?

    WASHINGTON – Teeth-bleaching isn’t brain surgery, although the Supreme Court seemed to find a link between the two in an antitrust case argued Tuesday ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm
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