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3 hrs ago | National Public Radio

White House Makes Economics Focus Of Asia Trip

The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine.

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Related Topix: US News, Barack Obama, North Korea, World News, Asia

7 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Spokeswoman: Sebelius Not Considering US Senate

Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.


Related Topix: Kathleen Sebelius, US Governors, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The end of Mitt Romneya s long winter

One rainy morning this month, the man who thought he would be president boarded a train near his beach house in San Diego.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, W., George Bush

9 hrs ago | The Hill

Boehner spox: No change on immigration

Speaker John Boehner's office on Friday moved to tamp down speculation that GOP leaders are preparing to act on immigration reform.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

11 hrs ago | USA Today

No more prostitution exemption for police, Hawaii legislators agree

Hawaii legislators in both the House and Senate agree that it's time to end an exemption that allows police officers to legally have sex with prostitutes.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Democrat

12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: - Hard Choices'

In this image taken from video, Chelsea Clinton, left, speaks to the audience as she co-hosts "Girls: A No Ceilings Conversation," with her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in New York, Thursday, April 17, 2014.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Barack Obama

15 hrs ago | Washington Times

Harry Reid blasts Bundy ranch supporters as 'domestic terrorists'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy "domestic terrorists" Thursday, turning up the rhetorical heat on the already tense situation at the Nevada cattle operation.


Related Topix: US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Bunkerville, NV

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Wall Street Journal

This Wily Gatecrasher at the White House Is a Red Fox

There's a red fox living on the grounds of the White House. The elusive critter has called the presidential residence home since last fall, and no one's been able to catch him.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, US News, Barack Obama

Wall Street Journal

Hotelier Chatwal Pleads Guilty to Campaign Fraud

Hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal in a file photo. He said in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday that he used straw donors to give to candidates.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US News, Democrat, Christopher Dodd

Washington Times

Obama taunts GOP, takes nationally televised victory lap on Obamacare

President Obama openly rebuked Republicans for their continued assault on his health care law in a televised victory lap Thursday, pointing to new data that show 8 million Americans have selected a private health plan through online exchanges and that millions more will be covered by Medicaid or their parents' insurance because of his overhaul.


Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, Medicaid, Health, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives

Roll Call

Republican Super PAC Ad Attacks Club for Growth

A super PAC that defends Republican incumbents went up on air Thursday with an ad that both touts Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson's conservative credentials and attacks the outside groups seeking to oust him in an upcoming primary.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chris Chocola, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat

The Washington Post

What would a Mitch McConnell-led Senate look like?

It's no secret that Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell don't like one another.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Patty Murray, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

The Hill

Republican presidential hopefuls steer clear of Nevada ranch fight

The showdown, which left armed militia members and feds staring each other down last week, has captivated talk radio and cable news shows, turning Bundy into a conservative cause celebre.


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Marco Rubio, Harry Reid, Democrat, Nevada Government, Nevada

National Public Radio

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.


Related Topix: US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014


GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits

General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

Washington Post

Rep. Vance McAllister kissed. Now can he make up with voters after the scandal?

In a video obtained by "The Ouachita Citizen," Rep. Vance McAllister is allegedly seen kissing a female member of his district office staff last December.


Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat, Liberal Political News

National Public Radio

Cantor Blasts Obama For Immigration Attack On GOP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.

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Related Topix: Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

National Public Radio

US Working On Non-Lethal Aid Package For Ukraine

The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Senate, John McCain, Republican, US News

The Washington Post

Dems Hagan, Nunn, Grimes among big winners in Senate campaign fundraising

Donors gave big money to a trio of Democratic women running in battleground U.S. Senate races between January and March, a much-needed jolt of energy for Senate Democrats looking at an increasingly difficult path to holding their fragile majority in the midterm elections.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Senator Mark Begich, Georgia

The Washington Post

Boston police arrest man for bringing a oehoax explosive devicea to Boston Marathon finish line

A member of the Boston Police Department's bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday, April 15. Boston police officers blew up two backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday night after a man showed up to in the area barefoot, yelling and holding a backpack ... (more)


Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, US News