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  • Botched Oklahoma execution stirs outrage, may bring changes

    Botched Oklahoma execution stirs outrage, may bring changes
    After a grisly history of electrocutions, gassings, hangings and firing squads, it is the cold, quiet science of lethal injections that has become America's most common and favored method of executing its worst criminals. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled...
  • Release of White House email stirs up a new controversy over Benghazi

    Release of White House email stirs up a new controversy over Benghazi
    A newly released email has again put President Obama and his senior aides on the defensive for their response to the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national...
  • Boehner calls for select committee on Benghazi; Kerry subpoenaed

    Boehner calls for select committee on Benghazi; Kerry subpoenaed
    Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Friday that he would form a House select committee to investigate the September 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. At the same time, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista), chairman of the House...
  • Obama delays deportation review, putting immigration onus on GOP

    Obama delays deportation review, putting immigration onus on GOP
    The White House's surprise decision Wednesday to delay a review of deportations once again revived the immigration debate, shifting focus away from President Obama — who has increasingly come under fire from immigrant advocates as the "deporter in...
  • Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report

    Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report
    A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation. As the...
  • Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions

    Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions
    With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children. Readying...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes

    VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have...
  • Jay Carney to step down as White House press secretary

    Jay Carney to step down as White House press secretary
    After more than three years of jousting with the White House press corps, President Barack Obama's chief spokesman, Jay Carney, will step down next month to pursue yet-to-be-named opportunities, Obama announced on Friday. Carney's deputy, Josh Earnest,...
  • Russian troops pulling back from Ukrainian border, U.S. officials say

    Russia has begun pulling most of its roughly 40,000 troops away from its border with Ukraine, a move that U.S. and NATO officials called encouraging. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the movement of soldiers and equipment was promising but added...
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Resigns

    President Obama announced that Jay Carney is leaving his post as the public face of the administration, and will be succeeded by Josh Earnest as press secretary. Carney told reporters in the White House briefing room that there is no date yet for his...
  • VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease

    VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease
    President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year. Two hours later, Obama...