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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal
The polarization of American politics now extends to the issue of whether interest rates should be determined by mathematical formulas.
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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post
The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Connecticut woman outside the U.S. Capitol last fall.
7 hrs ago | Reuters
Religious rights versus women's rights. That's about as fundamental a clash as you can get in U.S. politics.
11 hrs ago | The Hill
Democrats are rallying around "shutdown" as a new favorite buzzword as the Highway Trust Fund faces a $10 billion shortfall, and the annual bills funding government agencies have stalled.
President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3.7 billion if they want to solve the problem.
Congressional Republicans asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to provide documents related to last month's anthrax scare at a U.S. lab, where more than 80 people were initially feared to be exposed to the deadly pathogen.
Cuellar joined other Democrats saying Obama needs to see the crisis at the border firsthand.
A federal appeals court says $1.75 billion for terrorism-related judgments against Iran can be distributed to victims of attacks, including a 1983 bombing that killed 241 Marines in Lebanon.
Many colleges and universities are failing to comply with federal laws and key policies designed to combat sexual assault, according to a new report released Wednesday by Sen. Claire McCaskill.
The West Virginia Freedom Festival offered choices for Confederate flag accessories: jewelry, belts, pins and oven mitts.
By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
One child was killed and at least six others were injured Tuesday evening when a severe wind-and-rain storm swept across the Washington region, toppling trees and knocking out power to thousands.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah defiantly told thousands of supporters Tuesday that he will declare victory in the country's election, claiming massive fraud was responsible for preliminary results that put his rival in the lead.
Sen. Robert Menendez said Tuesday that he has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the Cuban government had a role in allegations against him that have made him a target of a federal probe.
The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.
The White House is urging candidates in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election to allow the process for addressing allegations of fraud to go forward.
Updated: Thu Jul 10, 2014 02:50 pm
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