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  • House Republicans rebuke Obama on immigration

    WASHINGTON – Emboldened House Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday, passing a bill decla ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Likely Pentagon nominee earned stripes quiet way

    WASHINGTON – No household name, Ashton Carter has earned his stripes in the national security trenches the quiet way.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • GOP seeks year-end plan on funding, immigration

    WASHINGTON – Year-end holidays beckoning, House Republicans struggled Tuesday to coalesce behind a plan that avoids a government shutdown next week an ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Obama faces shrinking pool of Pentagon contenders

    WASHINGTON – Wanted: Thick-skinned candidate to oversee a sprawling bureaucracy bitten by budget cuts and join a national security team besieged by cr ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Chicago archbishop talked immigration with Obama

    CHICAGO – Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich said he met last week with President Barack Obama and the two discussed immigration reform concerns.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet

    WASHINGTON – Anthony Elonis claimed he was just kidding when he posted a series of graphically violent rap lyrics on Facebook about killing his estran ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • U.S. tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    WASHINGTON – In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollu ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Heart stent for Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, 81

    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy

    CHICAGO – Taking on the hecklers who’ve been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebutt ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. – The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.Less than two years a ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • U.S. Rep. Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal ac ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Obama plan won't grant immigrants federal benefits

    WASHINGTON – As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:29 am
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