Government - Nation

  • Obama arrives in Chicago for fundraisers

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in his hometown of Chicago.Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    April 2, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • In Michigan, Obama calls for minimum wage hike

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing for an increase in the minimum wage, saying no one who works full time should be in poverty.
    April 2, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

    WASHINGTON – Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on trans ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Supreme court voids overall contribution limits

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may mak ...
    April 2, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Former CIA official disputes claims on Benghazi

    WASHINGTON – The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi a ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • 13 GM traffic deaths are tied to a 57-cent part

    WASHINGTON – The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Health care sign-ups surge – will they save Dems?

    WASHINGTON – Mocking his critics, President Barack Obama boasted Tuesday that 7.1 million people have signed up for his health care law, an unexpected ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • BC-US--GOP Budget,4th Ld-Writethru

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in feder ...
    April 1, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Congress to pass aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was near passage Tuesday of a bill to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and take punitive measures ...
    April 1, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Health law legacy eludes Obama as changes sink in

    WASHINGTON – As a roller-coaster sign-up season winds down, President Barack Obama’s health care law has indeed managed to change the country.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • House GOP pursues Benghazi 'stand down' probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman is doggedly pursuing the question of whether military personnel were told to "stand down" during the 201 ...
    March 28, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Poll: Obama health law fails to gain support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a late surge in sign-ups, support for President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since pass ...
    March 28, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Obama makes fence-mending trip to Saudi Arabia

    ROME – President Barack Obama is making a fence-mending mission to Saudi Arabia, an important Middle East ally that's grown nervous as the U.S. negoti ...
    March 28, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

    WASHINGTON – The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of ...
    March 27, 2014 - 7:06 pm
  • Obama: End collection of Americans' phone records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress to end the government's bulk collection of people's phone records.
    March 27, 2014 - 9:39 am
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