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22 min ago | Nanaimo Daily News
The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
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4 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise
In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, file photo, Center for American Progress Action Fund President & CEO John Podesta speaks at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, at The Cox Pavillion in Las Vegas.
8 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence
The Supreme Court is considering whether to give a new sentencing hearing to a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
8 hrs ago | ABC2 Maryland
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander says his chief of staff has been placed on leave after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.
13 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News
Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
With a quick handshake, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro whipped up a frenzy Tuesday that led many to wonder whether a shift is coming between the former Cold War nations.
Majority Leader Harry Reid , says the Senate will not extend current farm law if Congress can't agree on a new farm bill before adjourning next week.
A $100 million lawsuit has been filed against a Florida billionaire over a 2012 helicopter crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent tax attorney.
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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate counterpart Patty Murray are hopeful of striking an agreement as early as Tuesday afternoon.
Senate Democrats are demonstrating their new ability to thwart Republican filibusters with a vote that would make judges appointed by Democratic presidents a majority on the nation's second most powerful court.
Obama nominated John Koskinen, a retired corporate and government official with experience managing numerous organizations in crisis, to take over the IRS in August.
The candidates seeking to fill Edward Markey's old seat in the U.S. House are making their final appeals to voters in the Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District.
In a last-minute surprise late Monday, U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman filed paperwork to challenge fellow Texas Republican and powerful incumbent John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate next year.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there.
At least seven current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been arrested by the FBI as part of an ongoing investigation of inmate abuse in the nation's largest jail system.
Former congresswoman Gabby Gifford's political action committees will play an active role in House and Senate races next year in a push to "change the map" in Congress.