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OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday in his latest push for an elusive Mideast peace deal.
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Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday gets what's likely his last chance to win his freedom as a three-judge federal panel hears oral arguments in his appeal.
After weeks of trying to allay the concerns of vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2014 over the fumbled rollout of Obamacare, President Obama and Democratic leaders have shifted to a simple message to the rank-and-file: Buck up.
But legislators stunned observers and perhaps each other this week when Republicans and Democrats proved that they can, indeed, agree on government spending.
Just days before the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania introduced new legislation Thursday that seeks to improve the mental health system.
The Federal Communications Commission will officially start to debate today whether or not to remove a 22-year-old ban on making phone calls on planes.
The co-architect of a new budget deal in Congress concedes the political accommodation is modest, but says it moves a fiscally challenged government "in the right direction."
The Senate began an around-the-clock talkathon Wednesday over some of President Barack Obama's nominees as embittered and outnumbered Republicans refused to let the Senate take a break given new, Democratic-driven curbs on the GOP's power.
Journalists are not exactly perceived as heroes these days. Poll after poll finds t he public is soured on them , ranking them down toward the bottom of the list with lawyers, congressmen, ax murderers and other lowlifes.
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.
New sign-up numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obama's health care law, but not enough to guarantee that Americans who want and need coverage by Jan. 1 will be able to get it.
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.
In this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, front right, and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, front second left, arrive for the Trans-Pacific Partnership meet in Bali, Indonesia.
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.
Voters in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District are contending with snow as they trek to the polls to decide who gets to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Edward Markey.
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.