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  • Getting Congress to OK military action in Syria could be tough

    WASHINGTON -- Immediate reaction to President Obama’s surprise announcement that he would seek congressional authorization for a military strike on Syria was largely positive among members of Congress, but offered little indication of whether a vote...
  • Congressional vote on Syria fraught with political peril

    Congressional vote on Syria fraught with political peril
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization for a strike on Syria may not be such good news for lawmakers who have been pushing Obama to listen to them. Now they may be pinned down on a vote fraught with...
  • Two key House GOP leaders back Obama on Syria strike

    Two key House GOP leaders back Obama on Syria strike
    WASHINGTON – Calling the use of chemical weapons "a barbarous act," House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday he will support President Obama's request to authorize force against the Syrian government and also said he was confident his fellow...
  • Senate committee approves reporters' shield law

    WASHINGTON — Journalists and bloggers who report news to the public will be protected from being forced to testify about their work under a media shield bill passed by a Senate committee Thursday. But the new legal protections will not extend to...
  • Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell split on government shutdown

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has repeatedly rescued Republicans in their fiscal fights with the White House. But not this time. At least not yet. The seasoned McConnell has distanced himself from tea party...
  • Republican leaders considering Plan B to stop healthcare law

    WASHINGTON - With their effort to block money to run the government until President Obama guts the new healthcare law starting to fizzle, Republican leaders are considering Plan B. Senate Republicans are pushing renegade Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to...
  • Iran agrees to nuclear limits

    Iran agrees to nuclear limits
    GENEVA — Six world powers and Iran reached a preliminary agreement early Sunday to curb Tehran's disputed nuclear program after a marathon negotiating session, potentially ending a decade of diplomatic stalemate. After four days of talks that...
  • Iran deal deserves a chance

    By definition, the interim agreement under which Iran agreed to suspend progress on its nuclear program in exchange for limited relief from economic sanctions isn't a permanent solution. But the deal worked out in Geneva over the weekend nevertheless...
  • Obama administration says deadline met for major website fixes

    Obama administration says deadline met for major website fixes
    — The Obama administration said Sunday that it has met its deadline to fix the major problems that have hobbled the federal health care website since its disastrous debut two months ago, but officials acknowledged more repairs are necessary....
  • Major health website bugs fixed, officials say, but more work needed

    Major health website bugs fixed, officials say, but more work needed
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Sunday it had met its deadline to fix the major problems that have hobbled the federal healthcare website since its disastrous debut two months ago, but officials acknowledged that further repairs were...
  • Senate's No. 2 Republican faces new primary challenge

    WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell isn't the only Republican Senate leader who must contend with a noteworthy primary challenge. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip, will face a conservative challenger in Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who...