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  • Congress now eager to vote on Obama's plan to fight Islamic State

    Congress, which seemed reluctant just a few days ago to vote on President Obama's plan to fight Islamic militants, now appears eager to do so, as House Republicans on Thursday largely backed a White House proposal to arm Syrian rebels. A vote could come...
  • Democrats criticize Obama on immigration-order delay

    Democrats criticize Obama on immigration-order delay
    With President Obama deciding not to take executive action on immigration until after the November election, some Democrats took to the Sunday talk shows to voice their frustration with him and with Congress' continued inaction.  Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-...
  • New polls narrow the list of Senate battlegrounds

    After months of very few reliable polls in this fall's key elections, new numbers have started to pop up with regularity, giving a better sense of which races are truly competitive as Democrats try to hold off the prospect of Republican control of the...
  • GOP moderates fight back

    GOP moderates fight back
    The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly. You wonder if Kansas and Alaska have come up with a solution to this problem. In Kansas,...
  • Scathing report on Alaska National Guard forces out commander

    The Alaska National Guard’s commander was forced to resign after a six-month federal investigation found that some members of the Guard had been ostracized and abused after reporting sex assaults and that Guard members lacked trust and confidence in...
  • Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says

    Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says
    Amid pressure from Democrats worried about political backlash, President Obama will delay his promised executive actions to overhaul the immigration system until later this year, the White House said Saturday. The decision is a clear reversal from...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • 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...
  • $10-million ad campaign joins 'avalanche' of anti-Obamacare ads

    $10-million ad campaign joins 'avalanche' of anti-Obamacare ads
    The big-spending conservative group American Crossroads and its nonprofit arm launched a new offensive Tuesday in the 2014 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate with an ad targeting North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan and her support of the Affordable Care...
  • How a Keystone XL loss in the Senate could be a win-win for Democrats

    The long political battle over the Keystone XL pipeline could reach a pivotal moment this week if enough Democratic senators join Republicans to support a bill that would approve the project, all but guaranteeing a veto showdown with the White House....
  • Senate to investigate veterans' deaths at Phoenix VA facility

    The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans. Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care,...