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19 min ago | The Washington Post

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

4 hrs ago | Fox News

Enemy of My Enemy: Are airstrikes against ISIS putting US on same side as Assad?

A year after his "red line" was crossed in the deadly chemical attack against Syrian rebels and civilians -- including hundreds of children -- allegedly by Syrian government forces, President Obama finds himself in the awkward position of being on the same side as the Assad regime in the fight to keep Islamic State militants from gaining more ... (more)


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, Terrorism, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Conservative Political News

8 hrs ago | Reuters

U.S. Representative Ryan sees no government shutdown this year: paper

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan expects his Republican Party to avoid a U.S. government shutdown this year, he told a Washington newspaper, saying he thought they would fund federal agencies through the upcoming elections.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Roll Call, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law

10 hrs ago | Roll Call

Scott Peters Airs First Ad in California House Contest

Freshman Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., released his first ad of the cycle Thursday, touting work he's done that he says has helped "hold Congress accountable."


Related Topix: Representative Brian Bilbray, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott Peters, Democrat

11 hrs ago | Fox News

Iowa GOP Senate candidate takes on military sexual assaults, armed with personal story

As a combat veteran who served in the Iraq war, Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst knows first-hand how difficult it is to fight a war on two fronts.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Lindsey Graham, Carl Levin

16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

In this June 17, 2011 photo, journalist James Foley receives applause from students at the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Mass.

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Related Topix: US News, Iraq, World News, Middle East, Prison, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Washington Post

Eric H. Holder Jr., in Ferguson, shares pain over racism

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. talks with Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol at Drake's Place Restaurant in Florrissant, Mo., on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, St. Louis, MO, US News

The Washington Post

Justice Dept. must provide list of a Fast and Furiousa documents

A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called operation "Fast and Furious."


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Darrell Issa, ATF

Fox News

Louisiana Senate race: Yes, Landrieu's vulnerable but don't rule out victory in 2014

Feb. 20, 2013: Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., holds an infant during a visit to the Phu My Village orphanage in Vietnam.


Related Topix: US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Louisiana, Opinion

USA Today

Paleologos on the Poll: North Carolina

In the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY survey of likely general-election voters in North Carolina, incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan was clinging to a 2-point lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis.

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Related Topix: Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Richard Burr, Elizabeth Dole, Republican

The Washington Post

3Shrinking government: Federal hiring is down, departures are up

Federal hiring has declined rapidly in recent years, while the number of departures has increased nearly as fast.


Related Topix: George Bush, W., Life, Veteran Affairs, US News

CBS News

Missouri governor won't remove prosecutor from Ferguson case

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday evening he will not remove St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch from the investigation into Michael Brown's death, a case that has sparked more than a week of angry protests and violent unrest.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Lacy Clay, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Wall Street Journal

U.S. Airstrike Success Spurs Push for More Iraq Attacks

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands on top of Mosul Dam Tuesday. The strategically important structure was taken from militants earlier this week.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.


Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Life, Self Defense, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News


Al Jazeera rejects Al Gore's allegations on Current TV deal

TV broadcaster Al Jazeera rejected allegations of fraud and breach of contract leveled by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt over their sale of Current TV to the Middle East-based company in 2013.


Related Topix: Al Gore, US News

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Washington Post

US trying to verify video of American's killing

In this Friday, May 27, 2011, file photo, journalist James Foley responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston.


Related Topix: Journalism, Rochester, NH, Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News

The Washington Post

Charges weighed against NYPD officer in chokehold death

A New York prosecutor announced Tuesday that he would ask a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a black man placed in an apparent chokehold by a white police officer.


Related Topix: New York, US News

The Washington Post

GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus touted Arkansas' role Tuesday in the party's fight to take control of the U.S. Senate, as he kicked off a series of visits to the state by national GOP figures over the next week.

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Related Topix: Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Reince Priebus

Wall Street Journal

Uber Hires Obama Adviser Amid Regulatory Fight

Uber has hired David Plouffe, the campaign manager for Barack Obama 's two presidential wins, to help the taxi-hailing app win battles with regulators and soften its image in the public sphere.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Barack Obama, Al Gore

USA Today

Sen. Harry Reid worries about South Dakota seat

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid voiced confidence about Democrats keeping control of the Senate, but he's concerned about the race in South Dakota.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, South Dakota, South Dakota Government, Harry Reid, Mike Rounds, US Governors, Senator Mark Begich