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  • In symbolic move, House plans to vote down Obama immigration

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House will vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehne ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:15 am
  • Supreme Court considers Facebook threats case

    WASHINGTON – From the violent lyrics of rap music to the crude comments of teenagers in video-game chat rooms, the Supreme Court struggled Monday over ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • House nearing vote on 1-year package of tax breaks

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Some immigrants get Social Security, Medicare benefits under Obama's actions

    WASHINGTON – Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits Under President Obama's new executive actions would be eligible ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

    WASHINGTON – A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • Schumer to Dems: Make government help workers

    WASHINGTON – The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americ ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.Less than two years a ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Obama announces Chuck Hagel resignation from Pentagon

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it's an "appropriate time" for him to complete his service.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:26 am
  • Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move

    NEW YORK –Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants fro ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Oops! Obama administration erred on health law sign-ups

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a dis ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal ac ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

    MIAMI – Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida's governor by overhauling the state's schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education po ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Obama plan won't grant immigrants federal benefits

    WASHINGTON – As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Obama orders review of U.S. hostage policy

    WASHINGTON – With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are take ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:46 pm
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