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  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy

    BOSTON – President Barack Obama summoned today’s quarrelsome political leaders Monday to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of com ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit t ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program

    WASHINGTON – The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders

    DENVER – Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it’s becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politic ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

    WASHINGTON – In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House commit ...
    March 28, 2015 - 8:01 am
  • In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

    WASHINGTON – An extraordinary bipartisan accord between House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is letting both parties exhale as ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Cruz becomes first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

    WASHINGTON – Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has become the first major candidate for president, kicking off what's expected to be a rush over the next ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    WASHINGTON – The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

    LOS ANGELES – The police shooting in Georgia earlier this month of a naked, unarmed man with bipolar disorder spotlights the growing number of violent ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Afghan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

    KABUL, Afghanistan – As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks worried about being ready for the upcoming special election for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s seat are asking Illinois lawmaker ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • U.S. Justice Department opens criminal inquiry of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business deals of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:45 pm
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