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  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

    WASHINGTON – Blaming the “fog of war,” President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American a ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Biden addresses sex assault prevention at U of Illinois

    URBANA – Vice President Joe Biden brought the White House campaign to reduce college sexual assaults to the University of Illinois on Thursday, urging ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Loretta Lynch wins Senate confirmation as attorney general

    WASHINGTON — Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the ...
    April 23, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • DEA chief Michele Leonhart to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal

    WASHINGTON – The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an a ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:36 pm
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch heads for vote after 5 months

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vot ...
    April 21, 2015 - 6:14 pm
  • Talks begin on Capitol Hill budget measure

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers quarreled Monday over Medicare, taxes and almost $40 billion in unrequested money for overseas war-fighting as House and Senate ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • GOP’s Darin LaHood favored in race to replace Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

    WASHINGTON – Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation’s health care overhaul without fighting Congress.
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

    NASHUA, N.H. – Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its k ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON – Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill.On Iran, Medicare, education an ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff

    NASHUA, N.H. – Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Rep ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders

    NASHUA, N.H. – The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, polit ...
    April 18, 2015 - 8:09 am
  • Obama calls delay of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch 'crazy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Friday said it was "crazy" and "embarrassing" the way the Republican-led Senate has held up confirmation of his ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:19 pm
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