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  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting ‘Obamacare’

    WASHINGTON – The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama’s health care law while gi ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:47 pm
  • GOP divided as Supreme Court ruling on health care law nears

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ron Johnson was elected to Congress in 2010 as an adamant foe of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Yet facing a Supreme ...
    April 30, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Obama criticizes black deaths by police, rioters and society

    WASHINGTON – Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at th ...
    April 28, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • U.S. lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

    NEW YORK – The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.
    April 27, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • Loretta Lynch sworn in as new U.S. attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law en ...
    April 27, 2015 - 12:12 pm
  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • After drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

    WASHINGTON – The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's relianc ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

    WASHINGTON – Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay.
    April 23, 2015 - 1:19 pm
  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    NEW YORK – For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hop ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Obama says he takes full responsibility for hostage deaths

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Thursday he takes "full responsibility" for a U.S. counterterrorism mission that inadvertently killed an Amer ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

    WASHINGTON – The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from t ...
    April 22, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • GOP spokesman: Benghazi report may slip into 2016

    WASHINGTON – A Republican-led committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham C ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Same-sex marriage opponents urge Supreme Court to go slow

    WASHINGTON – Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage ...
    April 21, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Human trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote

    WASHINGTON – Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday to move forward on a stalled human trafficking bill, clearing the way for a vote on President Bar ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:59 pm
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