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  • High court voids overall contribution limits

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may mak ...
    April 2, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Former CIA official disputes claims on Benghazi

    WASHINGTON – The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi a ...
    April 2, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in feder ...
    April 2, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Congress to pass aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was near passage Tuesday of a bill to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and take punitive measures ...
    April 1, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

    WASHINGTON – Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

    WASHINGTON – As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Nuke test cheating linked to flawed leadership

    WASHINGTON – A basic contradiction lies at the root of an exam-cheating scandal that decimated the ranks of an Air Force nuclear missile group, invest ...
    March 29, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Clinton aides pursued legacy in his 2nd term

    WASHINGTON – President Bill Clinton’s top aides began debating how to build a presidential legacy in the days after he won re-election in 1996, accord ...
    March 29, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • House GOP pursues Benghazi 'stand down' probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman is doggedly pursuing the question of whether military personnel were told to "stand down" during the 201 ...
    March 28, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a late surge in sign-ups, support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since pass ...
    March 28, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Obama makes fence-mending trip to Saudi Arabia

    ROME – President Barack Obama is making a fence-mending mission to Saudi Arabia, an important Middle East ally that's grown nervous as the U.S. negoti ...
    March 28, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Obama: End collection of Americans' phone records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress to end the government's bulk collection of people's phone records.
    March 27, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Senate on track to pass Ukraine aid bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is on track to approve sanctions against Russia and aid for Ukraine after Democrats withdrew a provision that was blockin ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:57 am
  • Obama: Russia miscalculated in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — President Barack Obama says Russia's leadership miscalculated if it thought the world wouldn't care about its actions in Ukraine. He s ...
    March 26, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Obama to propose ending NSA's phone call sweep

    WASHINGTON (AP) — To assuage privacy concerns, the White House and some lawmakers are pushing forward with changes to a surveillance program that woul ...
    March 25, 2014 - 4:25 pm
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