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  • Congress investigating DC's move to legalize pot

    Congress is investigating the District of Columbia's move to legalize marijuana and demanding documents showing how money has been spent to change the city's pot laws. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, sent a letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser late...
  • DC moving forward with initiative for legal marijuana use

    The nation's capital will become the first place east of the Mississippi River with legal recreational marijuana after a voter-approved initiative takes effect this week. District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tuesday that the city will...
  • Obama names Joseph Clancy to lead Secret Service rather than outsider

    Obama names Joseph Clancy to lead Secret Service rather than outsider
    President Obama on Wednesday tapped Joseph Clancy, interim head of the Secret Service, to run the agency full time after years of controversies came to a head last fall. Clancy, a veteran of the Secret Service who has served in Obama’s...
  • Obama picks Joe Clancy as Secret Service director

    Obama picks Joe Clancy as Secret Service director
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday named his acting director and trusted former protective detail leader Joseph Clancy as the new permanent head of the Secret Service, choosing a longtime insider despite calls from Congress for fresh management of the...
  • Obama picks Clancy as Secret Service director

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday chose the former Secret Service special agent he installed temporarily in the wake of security breaches to become the agency's next director, brushing aside an independent panel's conclusion that the job should go to an...
  • Ousted Secret Service No. 2 to mystery Homeland Security post days before slated Hill visit

    What new job in the Homeland Security Department is the ousted No. 2 official at the Secret Service doing? Nobody's saying. Alvin "A.T." Smith, who ran day-to-day operations at the Secret Service during its most embarrassing scandals, resigned under...
  • Congress considers toughening standards on immigrants' asylum claims

    WASHINGTON Charging that the U.S government is easily fooled by bogus asylum claims, Republicans in the House of Representatives pushed Wednesday to toughen criteria for foreign families seeking asylum a measure that could lead to more mothers and...
  • U.S. looks to detain more mother, child migrants, sometimes for months

    WASHINGTON An almost-abandoned practice of holding migrant mothers and children in prisonlike settings is not only back but also is surging as the U.S. government continues to struggle with the wave of migrants fleeing violence in Central America. The...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block gay marriages from beginning in Alabama, though some county court officials are not heeding the ruling, citing an order from the state's chief justice telling them not to issue licenses. In...
  • Cummings warns of tough year for federal workers

    Cummings warns of tough year for federal workers
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told a gathering of federal employees on Wednesday that he anticipates an "unprecedented and extremely damaging assault" on federal...
  • House oversight panel to probe Secret Service breaches, culture

    House oversight panel to probe Secret Service breaches, culture
    The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee will conduct a bipartisan investigation into the U.S. Secret Service next year, the panel's new chairman, Republican Jason Chaffetz, said on Thursday. Chaffetz and the panel's top...