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  • Senate may confirm up to 88 federal judges in 2014

    WASHINGTON – No longer impeded by Republican blocking tactics, Democrats are on track to win confirmation of up to 88 of President Barack Obama's top ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:25 am
  • Stronger start for Obamacare this year

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year, even as Americans remain skeptical that ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep government running

    WASHINGTON – A battle between the Senate's old school veterans and new-breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and liberal Elizabeth Warren took s ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:50 am
  • Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

    WASHINGTON – Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promi ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Obama tries to reassure immigrants to register

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • CIA Torture report: 10 key findings from report on interrogations

    WASHINGTON – Ten major findings from the newly released summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA's detention and inter ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Jonathan Gruber, Obamacare adviser, apologizes for 'glib' remarks

    WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats charged Tuesday that Republicans are seizing on a health adviser's self-described "thoughtless" and misleading re ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:36 am
  • U.S. prepares for security risks from CIA torture report

    WASHINGTON – American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are bracing for possible security threats related to Tuesday's planned releas ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Religious nonprofits challenge Obamacare

    DENVER – A group of faith-based religious organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans told a panel of federal j ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • GOP to match Truman-era high with 246 House seats

    WASHINGTON – Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Obama shakes up Pentagon leadership, not policy

    WASHINGTON – The nomination of policy wonk Ashton Carter to lead the Defense Department marks the most significant change to President Barack Obama’s ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Obama taps Pentagon veteran Ashton Carter to lead Department of Defense

    WASHINGTON – Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department F ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • House leaders move to avoid immigration showdown

    WASHINGTON – Trying to avoid a showdown over immigration, House Republican leaders are moving to make a deal with Democrats to pass a spending bill th ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Obama tells CEOs he wants to work on wage growth

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama tells business CEOs that he wants to work with them on some "tricky questions" about how to make wages grow at a t ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:04 am
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