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  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison

    Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society two years after pleading guilty to spending roughly $750,000 in campaign money on personal items....
  • For path to middle class, think beyond the degree

     For path to middle class, think beyond the degree
    According to President Obama, college completion is "the clearest pathway into the middle class," and his "America's College Promise" plan to make community college tuition free for two years aims to aid nearly 9 million Americans over the next 10 years....
  • The GOP quandary: How far right without falling over the edge?

    WASHINGTON The 2016 Republican presidential candidates figure that to win the party's nomination, they have to get cozy with hard-core conservatives. But to win the general election, they have to move away from that same constituency. It's a quadrennial...
  • US general: No decision to shield US-trained rebels in Syria

    The top U.S. commander in the Middle East says he'd like his forces to protect the Syrian rebels the U.S. is training to fight the Islamic State group. But, Gen. Lloyd Austin told Congress Thursday, he's waiting for the White House to respond to his...
  • FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies

    Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. The Food and Drug Administration says that it will hold...
  • House speaker invites Japanese leader to address Congress

    House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) is inviting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (SHEEN-zoh AH-bay) to address a joint meeting of Congress next month. The Ohio Republican announced Thursday that Abe — who will be the first Japanese leader to...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton, tragic hero

    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by...
  • Civil rights leader John Lewis to speak at Hampton University commencement

    Civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis will be the speaker at Hampton University’s commencement on May 10 at 10 a.m. at Armstrong Stadium, according to a statement from HU officials. Involved in the civil rights movement from a...
  • Schock leaves Congress with sadness, humility: 'I know that God has a plan for my life'

    Schock leaves Congress with sadness, humility: 'I know that God has a plan for my life'
    Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock said Thursday he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility and vowed to work "tirelessly" to make amends to constituents and others he has let down. In a farewell speech, the Illinois Republican said his departure from...
  • Obama as superhero: 'The Ignorator' ignores what he dislikes

    Obama as superhero: 'The Ignorator' ignores what he dislikes
    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough recently spoke to J Street, a left-wing organization that fancies itself the headquarters of the tough-love-for-Israel crowd. J Street’s critics would phrase it a bit differently. In a charitable mood,...
  • Kansas tea partier Tim Huelskamp: Another irate Obamacare customer

    WASHINGTON Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't the only ardent critic of Obamacare in Congress who is signing up for health coverage under a law he's vowed to repeal. Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp, chairman of the Tea Party Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives,...