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  • Bratton: DHS funding vital to NYC's security

    New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would be irresponsible and dangerous. He urged Congress "not to play politics." House Republicans recently passed a DHS funding bill with...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress comes at right time, right place

    Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress comes at right time, right place
    Imagine for a moment that your neighbor down the street was engaged in some basement science that could level your house and even kill you, if he so desired. Your best friend, who happens to live some distance away, out of harm's reach, can end the threat...
  • Missouri auditor dies in apparent suicide

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich a lifelong high achiever who appeared poised to make a strong run to be the state's next governor died Thursday in St. Louis in an apparent suicide. He was 54. Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said...
  • Supreme Court chief justice likely to back healthcare law

    Supreme Court chief justice likely to back healthcare law
    When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in King vs. Burwell next week, all eyes will be on Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., to try to figure out which way he's leaning. After all, this case is the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and the...
  • Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

    A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana products. The legislation forbids the smoking of...
  • Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe

    Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe
    Investigators said Thursday they have recovered 32,000 emails related to a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal. But they don't know how many of them are new. The emails were to and from Lois Lerner, who used to head...
  • Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'

    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview....
  • House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security

    Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. "The speaker's...
  • Walker's comments on his foreign policy credentials draw Democratic criticism

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. An animated Scott Walker told a huge gathering of conservative activists here that his battle with protesters in Wisconsin shows he has the mettle to take on ISIS as commander-in-chief. "I want a commander-in-chief who will do...
  • Walker's comments on his foreign policy credentials draw criticism

    WASHINGTON An animated Scott Walker, surging in the early stages of the GOP presidential race, told a huge gathering of conservative activists here that his battle with protesters in Wisconsin shows he has the mettle to be commander-in-chief and keep...
  • Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding

    Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal. Some House Republicans insisted...