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  • Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

    11:30 p.m. (CDT) President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week. The White House said Obama declared that he ordered federal aid to supplement other recovery efforts in the area affected by severe...
  • Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act

    Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act...
  • O'Malley set to take a leap into 2016

    O'Malley set to take a leap into 2016
    More than a decade ago, Bill Clinton threw his arm around the handsome, brash leader of Baltimore who had just been named by a national magazine as the country's "best young mayor." "Congratulations to Mayor O'Malley on being the Esquire magazine...
  • Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown

    A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks. The Republican senator infuriated leaders in his own party last week by...
  • 'Catfish' subject indicted in connection with transit, State of the Union threats

    WASHINGTON A 20-year-old Washington, D.C., man allegedly called Metro Transit Police on the night of the State of the Union speech, claiming people "from France" told him they planned to ambush President Barack Obama's motorcade and assassinate the...
  • Cuba's removal from terror list could ease trade and travel

    Cuba's removal from terror list could ease trade and travel
    WASHINGTON Florida banks, traders and travelers will benefit from Cuba's removal on Friday from the U.S. list of "state sponsors of terrorism," analysts said this week. Businesses that sell food, building materials and other products to the island may...
  • Obama signs trafficking bill that held up Lynch confirmation

    President Barack Obama has signed human trafficking legislation that provoked weeks of partisan dissent in the Senate and held up Loretta Lynch's confirmation for attorney general. The legislation expands law enforcement tools to target sex traffickers,...
  • Cuba removed from U.S. list of terrorism sponsors

    Cuba removed from U.S. list of terrorism sponsors
    The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes. Secretary of State...
  • Patriot Act's future uncertain as Sunday night Senate vote looms

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday urged the Senate not to let the National Security Agency's power to collect Americans' phone records expire, warning that U.S. intelligence agencies could be left in the dark. Meeting in the Oval Office with...
  • Why Bernie Sanders is truly a long-shot candidate

    Why Bernie Sanders is truly a long-shot candidate
    Just because Bernie Sanders probably won't win the Democratic nomination for president doesn't mean his candidacy isn't important, wrote Doyle McManus wrote in his column Wednesday. A few readers who expressed support for Sanders weren't pleased by...
  • AP National News Calendar

    Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of May 31-June 6. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute. The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EDT), unless otherwise noted: SUNDAY: No events of note....