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  • Supreme Court case threatens voter-approved independent redistricting

    WASHINGTON – In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politic ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM’s speech

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional addre ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making

    WASHINGTON – For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder

    WASHINGTON – Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will h ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Some in GOP say Homeland Security funding lapse no big deal

    WASHINGTON – Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is al ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Watchdog files complaint over Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's travel spending

    WASHINGTON – A government watchdog group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House e ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Deadline near, deal sets up Homeland Security vote in Senate

    WASHINGTON – Three days before a partial Homeland Security shutdown, lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday for Senate passage of legislation to fund the ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • U.S.-Israel quarrel intensifies over Netanyahu speech

    WASHINGTON – Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu’s GOP-engineered congressio ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

    WASHINGTON – A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Defying GOP-run Congress, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON — Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeli ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

    WASHINGTON – Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retireme ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Homeland Security chief: Budget stall muddies response to IS

    WASHINGTON – The possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security threatens the Obama administration’s efforts to counter the extremist appeal ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • U.S. defense secretary calls Afghan army 'a powerful force'

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Sunday called Afghanistan's army "a powerful force in their own right" but declined to sa ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • VA’s ‘choice’ program for health care off to slow start

    WASHINGTON – Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoi ...
    Feb. 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
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