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  • Obama to seek tax increases on wealthy to help middle class

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will call for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans by raising the capital gains rate and eliminating a tax ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Justice Dept. unveils new guidelines for finding U.S. news leakers

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department on Wednesday announced revised guidelines for obtaining records from the news media during criminal leak investiga ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • House votes to undo Obama's executive actions on immigration

    WASHINGTON – Shunning a White House veto threat and opposition within their own party, House Republicans approved legislation Wednesday to overturn Pr ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Republicans press attacks on immigration, Keystone XL pipeline

    WASHINGTON – Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring veto threats and pushing bill ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:10 pm
  • Obama's cybersecurity proposals part of decade-old programs

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent cyberthreats to Sony and the military's U.S. Central Command are reminders of the serious ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:01 pm
  • U.S. says it should have sent high official to Paris march

    WASHINGTON – In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have jo ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Kerry in Pakistan to push efforts against extremist groups

    ISLAMABAD – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Pakistan on Monday to press the country’s leadership to step up the fight against extremists ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

    WASHINGTON – Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • White House plans conference on countering violent extremism

    WASHINGTON – The White House plans a conference next month on efforts to counter violent extremism – in light of the past week’s shootings in France a ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Holder: Decision on Petraeus to come from 'highest level'

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder isn't saying whether he still will be on the job when the time comes to decide whether to bring charges in t ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Obama community college plan would pay for 2 years with public funding

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans, an ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Congress’ newest class offers more gender and racial diversity

    WASHINGTON – Congress’ approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there’s one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawm ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don’t stumble

    WASHINGTON – In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the economy and cutti ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Political revolt roils Sri Lanka presidential vote

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Until just a few weeks ago, Sri Lanka’s upcoming election seemed a mere formality. Nothing, it seemed, could keep President Mahin ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • 114th Congress includes more women, minorities

    WASHINGTON — The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white a ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 8:38 am
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