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  • 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 - 11:49 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
  • 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
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