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  • Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'

    President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th...
  • Q&A: Here's what's facing Lynch if she becomes attorney general

    WASHINGTON A slow-moving and sharply divided Senate is finally expected to confirm Loretta Lynch on Thursday as the next U.S. attorney general. Then the real testing starts. A 55-year-old Greensboro, N.C., native, Lynch will immediately make history as...
  • Connecticut Democrats face tough choice opposing trade deal

    Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a liberal stalwart from New Haven, finds herself in an unusual spot: She's fiercely opposed to President Barack Obama on a key issue. The 13-term congresswoman is organizing opposition to legislation backed by Obama that would allow...
  • US, Ukraine start military training, defying Russian fury

    Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine's defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. Speaking under driving rain at a military base in the western...
  • The Senate's Loretta Lynch debacle

    The Senate's Loretta Lynch debacle
    There's an old joke about the man who kept hitting himself in the head with a hammer. Asked why he could possibly want to deliberately inflict such terrible pain, he responded, "Because it feels so good when I stop." Whether the man in question was a...
  • $23,660-a-year 'managers' to get a raise from federal rule

    WASHINGTON �� President Barack Obama is preparing to do what the U.S. economic recovery has been slow to accomplish: raise the wages of millions of Americans. His administration is drafting new rules on who qualifies for overtime...
  • Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

    Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its kind this year in the first-in-the-nation primary state. Politicians already in the 2016 race or considering a run gave...
  • 5 years after BP spill: What's changed in offshore drilling

    As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. When the well was finally capped after nearly three months, political...
  • Abe meets Xi in sign differences on history won't derail ties

    TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Chinese President Xi Jinping for the second time in less than six months on Wednesday, in a sign his efforts to turn the page on Japan's past aggression won't derail an improvement in ties. The meeting came...
  • After King v. Burwell, Republicans' goal should be federalism on steroids

    There are three simple numbers Republicans in Congress need to keep their eyes on in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's forthcoming decision in King v. Burwell, no matter what the outcome: 28, 60 and 67. 28: The number of GOP governors in states with a...
  • Pentagon chief Carter: Europe 'not doing enough' on defense

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter chided America's European allies on Wednesday, saying a long slide in European defense spending calls into question its ability to partner with the U.S. military at a time of growing security threats across Europe. "They're...