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  • U.S. Senate confirms Obama nominee for senior State Dept post

    The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Antony Blinken as the country's No. 2 diplomat on Tuesday, as Democrats pushed to approve some of President Barack Obama's choices for government posts before Republicans control Congress next year. Senators...
  • Poll: Jeb Bush, Romney lead GOP field for 2016

    WASHINGTON Jeb Bush, who's seriously considering a 2016 presidential bid, has sprinted to the front of the Republican field in a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney remains on top, with Bush, a former Florida governor, a close...
  • The shape of things to come in Congress

    WASHINGTON -- The cost President Obama was willing to pay to avert another government shutdown -- wiping out protections against the sorts of financial excesses that greatly contributed to the Great Recession -- risks a divisive final two years of his...
  • That ugly spending bill? That's what compromise looks like

    The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again. What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party...
  • The Senate torture report, Bush and Obama

    The Senate torture report, Bush and Obama
    The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, released a report Tuesday condemning the use of torture on detainees, claiming it entailed far more brutal conduct than the "enhanced interrogation techniques" previously disclosed, in...
  • New enemy, another presidential war

    New enemy, another presidential war
    Ever since George W. Bush in 2002 began driving up public frenzy for his invasion of Iraq on trumped-up justifications a year later, Congress's constitutional role to declare war has continued to be cold-shouldered. Then, Mr. Bush relied on an...
  • A royal watcher's delight: Prince William drops into D.C.

    WASHINGTON Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, started off his first trip to Washington on Monday with a common touch: He boarded a commercial shuttle that flies hourly between New York and the nation's capital. Of course, he was immediately spotted...
  • Spending bill would fight Ebola, cut IRS budget, freeze Biden's pay

    WASHINGTON A $1.1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government open includes dozens of changes, from money to fight Ebola and the Islamic State, to a potential cut in the first lady's lunch program, to a freeze of Joe Biden's pay. The House of...
  • Will history or the law judge CIA's interrogations as illegal torture?

    WASHINGTON The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on harsh treatment of detainees prompted renewed calls for legal action against CIA officers, but the Obama administration on Tuesday questioned the need for criminal prosecution. No prosecutions...
  • Obama's role in Ferguson is complicated

    WASHINGTON The morning after the St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, reporters traveling on Air Force One with President Barack Obama to a Chicago speech on immigration had a question they came back...
  • Hogan calls meeting with Obama productive

    Hogan calls meeting with Obama productive
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Friday that his White House meeting with President Barack Obama along with six other newly elected governors had been a "very productive dialogue." Speaking just outside the West Wing after meeting with the president for about...