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  • What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

    WASHINGTON – Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency’s annual ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • AP-GfK Poll: Most now approve of Obama's job on unemployment

    WASHINGTON – Americans' views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direct ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 8:32 am
  • Rand Paul on vaccines, thin line between medicine and politics

    DES MOINES, Iowa – As a medical doctor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a rare set of credentials at the intersection of science and politics. But the gla ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • Illinois health law enrollment surpasses 296,000

    CHICAGO – More than 296,000 Illinois residents have signed up for private health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health law. There is a littl ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Obama condemns those who seek to 'highjack religion'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring Thur ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Some GOP want tax credits in health alternative

    WASHINGTON – A small, influential group of Republicans, in search of a replacement health care law, will propose tax credits to help lower-income indi ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Obama’s pick to run Pentagon grilled on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s pick to run the Pentagon was grilled Wednesday by Republicans who used his confirmation hearing to criticize Whi ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • No fast or slow lanes for Internet? New rules proposed

    WASHINGTON – Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Obama claim of $1.8 trillion deficit cuts open to question

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's budget is relying on a series of familiar accounting tricks to show $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction over a de ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Bill to address veterans' suicides heads to White House

    WASHINGTON – A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans is on its way to the president for his signature.
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Christie: Parents deserve measure of choice on vaccinations

    CAMBRIDGE, England – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday parents should have some choice on whether to vaccinate their children, a position he' ...
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Immigrants could wait until 2019 to have cases resolved

    SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the go ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 8:14 pm
  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    WASHINGTON – It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republ ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa– Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:37 pm
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