Government - Nation

  • Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

    WASHINGTON – Oregon’s Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Tardy tax filers risk loss of health care subsidies

    WASHINGTON – Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law doesn’t start for another couple of months, but the next few days are crucial ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Sen. Harry Reid: Iran deal best path to stop country from getting bomb

    WASHINGTON – With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid now on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers seems to be picking up the ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's health plan hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

    MADISON, Wis. – Republican Scott Walker's plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law hinges on what many see as a nearl ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 9:01 am
  • Pentagon plans to increase drone flights by 50 percent

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – Faced with escalating aggression from Russia and China, the Pentagon is planning to increase its use of drones by abo ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves

    WASHINGTON – The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawm ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, maki ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Obama: Critics of Iran nuclear deal 'selling a fantasy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama assailed critics of his Iran nuclear deal Wednesday as "selling a fantasy" to the American people, warning Congres ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Lawyer: Gov't investigating device storage of Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON – Federal investigators have begun looking into the security of devices on which Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email was stored when she ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Leading GOP senator offers bill on guns, mental health

    WASHINGTON – A leading Republican senator proposed a National Rifle Association-backed bill Wednesday that he said would make the federal background c ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after U.S. Senate vote

    WASHINGTON — After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on bot ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges

    DANA POINT, Calif. – One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

    WASHINGTON – The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try agai ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits

    ST. LOUIS – Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emission ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting stat ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 8:31 am
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