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  • Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

    WASHINGTON – Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season – a gift certificate good f ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

    WASHINGTON – Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • CIA report revives legal debate on interrogation

    WASHINGTON – When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Spending deal may not offer 2015 Congress road map

    WASHINGTON – Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 20 ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Defense bill includes New Philadelphia provision

    BARRY – Illinois’ senators say federal defense legislation includes a request to study if a National Park designation is merited for the New Philadelp ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Obama sent $1.1T spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature late Saturday night after a day of Senate intrigue ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • House approves $1.1 trillion government spending bill

    WASHINGTON – Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night after President Bara ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • CIA chief challenges Senate torture report

    WASHINGTON – CIA Director John Brennan threaded a rhetorical needle in an unprecedented televised news conference at CIA headquarters Thursday, acknow ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • House GOP confident of finishing spending measure

    WASHINGTON — Confident House Republicans pressed ahead with a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday despite persistent grumbling among ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Doctors face steep Medicaid cuts as fee boost ends

    WASHINGTON – Primary care doctors caring for low-income patients will face steep fee cuts next year as a temporary program in President Barack Obama's ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • CIA fights back against Senate's torture report findings

    WASHINGTON – Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate's investigation into the CIA's harrowing torture practices after ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:25 pm
  • CIA torture report: Senate probe catalogs brutality against detainees

    WASHINGTON – The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of sufferi ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Detainee Zubaydah a key figure in Senate report

    WASHINGTON – Abu Zubaydah was the CIA's guinea pig.He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror sus ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • GOP to match Truman-era high with 246 House seats

    WASHINGTON – Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Job gains put U.S. on pace for best growth since ’99

    WASHINGTON – A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:43 pm
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