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  • Rand Paul on vaccines, thin line between medicine and politics

    DES MOINES, Iowa – As a medical doctor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a rare set of credentials at the intersection of science and politics. But the gla ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Anthem breach: A gap in federal health privacy law?

    WASHINGTON – Insurers aren't required to encrypt consumers' data under a 1990s federal law that remains the foundation for health care privacy in the ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • Obama: U.S. must resist urge to 'overreach' abroad

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, outlining a new national security blueprint for his last two years in office, warned against American "overreach" ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Vaccine skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative GOP

    DENVER – As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Repu ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • Rep. Aaron Schock's aide resigns after reports of racial comments

    WASHINGTON – A top aide to Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Thursday following published reports that he posted racially charged comments on social ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Obama condemns those who seek to 'highjack religion'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring Thur ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 8:59 am
  • How Obama would spend your money in 2016, agency by agency

    WASHINGTON – Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot.But it goes fast when your budget stretches from ag ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Obama proposes new agency to make Americans' food safer

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe.
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Obama sending $4 trillion spending plan to Congress

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $4 trillion budget Monday that seeks to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 6:58 am
  • Obama proposing $478 billion public works program in budget

    WASHINGTON – The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backin ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

    WASHINGTON – Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON – A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committe ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:25 pm
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