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  • Federal deficit in October-December up slightly at $176.7B

    WASHINGTON – The federal deficit for the first three months of the budget year is up slightly from the same period a year ago, reflecting the absence ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Friday announced an ambitious, multibillion-dollar proposal to pay for two years of community college for ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • House poised to pass pipeline bill as state court clears way

    WASHINGTON – As House Republicans prepared to pass legislation Friday to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, Nebraska's highest co ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Mitch McConnell blasts Keystone XL pipeline veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Mitch McConnell kicked off his new role as majority leader Wednesday by holding out hope for compromise with Democrats on some of th ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • White House says it will veto bill to approve Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate, a bill appro ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Obama seeks help of Mexico's Pena Nieto on Cuba, immigration

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama hosted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the White House Tuesday, looking to his southern neighbor for help ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

    WASHINGTON – Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics benea ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 7:41 am
  • Here come the freshmen: Congress' newest class

    WASHINGTON – Congress' approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there's one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawm ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don’t stumble

    WASHINGTON – In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutti ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Political revolt roils Sri Lanka presidential vote

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Until just a few weeks ago, Sri Lanka’s upcoming election seemed a mere formality. Nothing, it seemed, could keep President Mahin ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • After guilty plea, New York congressman Michael Grimm to resign

    NEW YORK – After pleading guilty to tax evasion last week, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm vowed to stay in Congress as long as he could. The New York Republi ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

    WASHINGTON – It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President B ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:51 pm
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