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  • Sen. Durbin wants feds to look at rail delays

    SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

    WASHINGTON – The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's in ...
    July 31, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Congress OKs VA, highway bills; no action on border measure

    WASHINGTON — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

    MOSCOW – Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

    WASHINGTON – Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • U.S. fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest bid to ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is "crippling" parts of the continent, urging yo ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of A ...
    July 28, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Defense: Government suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON – Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Obama aide says impeachment threat taken seriously

    WASHINGTON – One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue imp ...
    July 25, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Social Security spent $300M on ‘IT boondoggle’

    WASHINGTON – Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a gro ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

    JERUSALEM – Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israe ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:27 pm
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