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  • Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Obama signs intelligence bill into law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intelli ...
    July 7, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Spy case threatens to sour German-U.S. ties anew

    BERLIN – German-U.S. relations are facing a new test over a German intelligence employee who reportedly spied for the U.S., with Germany’s president s ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

    HARTFORD, Conn. – As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in New ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Indy police: Bump may have set off shooting of 7

    INDIANAPOLIS – A shooting in a bar-hopping Indianapolis neighborhood that injured seven people may have been set off by two people bumping into each o ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Report: Health law sign-ups dogged by data flaws

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has been struggling to clear up data discrepancies that could potentially jeopardize coverage for millions under ...
    July 1, 2014 - 9:44 am
  • Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby in contraception case

    WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in Pr ...
    July 1, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Benghazi case unfolds against political backdrop

    WASHINGTON – The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Cap ...
    June 30, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Border Patrol has lots of agents – in wrong places

    SAN DIEGO – The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arr ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

    WASHINGTON – Congress is wildly unpopular.In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House memb ...
    June 29, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Obama seeks $2 billion in border aid; Pelosi visits Texas

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through t ...
    June 29, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Obama rips GOP over U.S. economy

    MINNEAPOLIS – Blasting the GOP as willfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to ...
    June 28, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • U.S. plans to curb land mines, join global treaty

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration announced Friday that the United States will no longer produce or acquire anti-personnel land mines and plans to ...
    June 27, 2014 - 10:43 am
  • Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested

    WASHINGTON – Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding his executi ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • High court voids abortion clinic protest-free zone

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts Thursday, declaring it ...
    June 26, 2014 - 10:30 pm
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