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  • New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate

    New Congress convenes with Republicans holding majority in House and Senate. A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell was poised to become the new Senate majority leader. In...
  • White House issues veto threat on Keystone XL pipeline bill

    The White House says President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving construction of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that would have forced Obama's hand on the issue failed to clear Congress in its final days last year. But the...
  • Obama, in Baltimore, promotes family, sick leave proposals

    Obama, in Baltimore, promotes family, sick leave proposals
    President Barack Obama surprised lunchtime diners at a Baltimore cafe Thursday with an unannounced stop to promote a proposal to guarantee paid sick leave for millions more American workers. After lunch at Charmington's in Remington, the president...
  • Moving swiftly, US eases Cuba travel and trade rules _ punching hole in 5-decade-old embargo

    Moving swiftly, US eases Cuba travel and trade rules _ punching hole in 5-decade-old embargo
    Swiftly expanding trade ties with Cuba, the Obama administration opened the door to easier travel and a wide range of new export opportunities with the communist island starting Friday, punching the biggest hole to date in America's half-century-old...
  • Obama kicks off congressional meeting with area of agreement: Football

    Obama kicks off congressional meeting with area of agreement: Football
    At the very least, there's common ground on college football. One week before he travels to the Capitol to deliver his State of the Union address, President Obama welcomed congressional leaders from both parties to the White House on Tuesday for the...
  • US eases Cuba travel but don't book your Spring Break just yet

    BOGOTA, Colombia Starting Friday, travelers can go to Cuba to mount exhibitions, run marathons and check out Havana's growing restaurant scene all without having to apply for a license. But there's one thing they can't do: commit acts of tourism....
  • Obama tries again to get paid leave for more workers

    Obama tries again to get paid leave for more workers
    President Barack Obama launched a fresh push Thursday to bring paid sick and family leave to working parents and other private-sector employees as the White House unveiled proposals that could benefit tens of millions of people. Most require action by the...
  • Why didn't the U.S. show up for Paris march?

    President Obama was the only major Western leader to skip the greatest anti-terror rally in history ("White House says it erred in not sending a higher-level official to Paris anti-terror march," Jan. 13). Mr. Obama remains unusually deferential and...
  • Ann McFeatters: Obama's 'apology' administration

    WASHINGTON � This week we consider White House apologies. You're probably thinking we will be finished rather quickly. There has been great excitement in your nation's capital about the White House's sort-of apology because President Obama did...
  • Obama's move to cut methane emissions may hinge on the economy

    As President Obama tries to build an enduring legacy on climate change, he is finding that the biggest obstacle in his path may not be his many critics in Congress or lawsuits from oil companies but the precarious state of the economy. That much was...
  • 4 top Secret Service executives told to leave their posts in agency shake-up

    The Secret Service has decided to remove four of its most senior officials while two others are retiring, the biggest management shake-up at the troubled agency since its director resigned in October after a string of security lapses, according to...