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  • Other legal challenges to health overhaul remain

    If you thought the legal fight over the health care overhaul was finally over, think again. At least four issues related to the Affordable Care Act still are being sorted out in the courts, although none seems to pose the same threat to the law as the...
  • Contours of Obama's legacy form with help of unlikely allies

    Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label and solidifying the contours of his legacy with the help of unlikely allies in Congress and the Supreme Court. Led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the high court...
  • Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade

    In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama's hand...
  • GOP-led Congress prepared to let Export-Import Bank expire

    Congressional Republicans are poised to deal a sharp blow to their traditional allies in the business community by allowing the federal Export-Import Bank to go out of business at the end of the month. But it may only be temporary. The 81-year-old bank...
  • Jindal's bid for White House begins with many doubters

    WASHINGTON Meet Bobby Jindal, self-styled hero of the Christian right. The Louisiana governor was once seen as a rising national star with deep, nuanced thoughts about health care, education and budget issues, who in 2009 gave the party's nationally...
  • GOP wants to take 3rd District case back to SCOTUS

    GOP wants to take 3rd District case back to SCOTUS
    Virginia's Republican members of Congress plan to take their argument for the state's current congressional map back to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group, which is fighting a Democratic lawsuit that has already seen the state's 3rd Congressional...
  • Senate showing its age lately

    WASHINGTON The Senate seems as dinged up as ever this summer. Is it coincidence, or are senators just getting older? It's both. So there's no reason to become alarmed that some wave of infirmity is taking over the place, just because three of its 100...
  • Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies
    The Supreme Court's decision Thursday reaffirming President Barack Obama's health care law returns the focus to efforts to extend insurance coverage to more Americans. Advocates and Democratic politicians hailed the court's 6-3 decision as an end to...
  • Analysis: Obama Asia policy faces toughest test on trade

    Critics have long predicted that President Barack Obama's policy to shift America's focus toward Asia is doomed. The legislative battle over his trade agenda could prove the acid test. Legislation to smooth the way for a free-trade pact with 11 other...
  • House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms

    The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied. The House voted 286 to 138 to renew the program for workers displaced by...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Saving Obamacare, Supreme Court upholds a key part of the landmark health care overhaul The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have...