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  • U.S. tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    WASHINGTON – In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollu ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

    CHICAGO – Taking on the hecklers who’ve been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebutt ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.Less than two years a ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • U.S. Rep. Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal ac ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Obama plan won't grant immigrants federal benefits

    WASHINGTON – As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Obama orders review of U.S. hostage policy

    WASHINGTON – With terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are take ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Senate rejects Keystone pipeline – but GOP vows replay

    WASHINGTON – In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night aimed at forcing completi ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 6:02 pm
  • House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as minority leader

    WASHINGTON – Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which t ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Obama, Xi look to highlight areas of agreement

    BEIJING – President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping sought to play down points of tension between their two nations Wednesday, unveiling ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Ryan move to Ways and Means won’t preclude ‘16 bid

    WASHINGTON – Unbothered by suggestions it could preclude a presidential campaign, Rep. Paul Ryan is on track to be tapped to lead Congress’ main tax-w ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • VA chief vows renewed focus on customer service

    WASHINGTON – On the eve of Veterans Day, the Veterans Affairs Department announced a reorganization Monday designed to make it easier for veterans to ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Congress returns for lame-duck session

    WASHINGTON – Congress returns to Washington this week for a lame-duck session to try and clean up a lengthy roster of unfinished business, even as jub ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Obama rejects notion of breakthrough with North Korea

    BEIJING – President Barack Obama is squelching speculation that the release of two Americans held in North Korea might pave the way for a new round of ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 11:18 pm
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