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  • Schock says he leaves Congress with sadness, humility

    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...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    German co-pilot locks cockpit, deliberately slams plane into Alps; investigators study why Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and...
  • House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

    The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children's health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress...
  • Struggling steel industry asks Congress for help

    Struggling steel industry asks Congress for help
    CEOs for the country's largest steel companies told the Congressional Steel Caucus Thursday that the government needs to take a three-pronged approach to save the industry from illegal trade practices -- improve its trade policies, invest in the workforce...
  • The president wants to 'fast track' two massive trade deals. Congress should slow him down.

    The president wants to 'fast track' two massive trade deals. Congress should slow him down.
    President Obama is asking Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, the ability to "fast track" two massive trade deals with Europe and Asia: the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This would allow him...
  • GOP still unable to govern

    Now that the Grand Old Party has control of the Senate and House, I really thought it would prove to voters that it was capable of governing. Here was a long-sought chance to present a legitimate alternative to the Affordable Health Care Act, one that...
  • Obama defends consumer agency as it unveils controversial payday loan rules

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. President Barack Obama leaped to the defense of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday as the beleaguered federal watchdog agency unveiled proposed federal regulations to rein in payday lending. The proposed rules...
  • Indiana religious objections bill signed as dispute swirls

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence vigorously defended the state religious objections bill that he signed into law Thursday as businesses and organizations including the NCAA pressed concerns that it could open the door to legalizing discrimination against gay...
  • Iranian president sends letter to Obama as nuclear talks near deadline

    Iranian president sends letter to Obama as nuclear talks near deadline
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wrote a letter Thursday to President Obama and leaders of the other five countries engaged in talks aimed at a nuclear deal, urging them to overcome differences so that an agreement can be reached by the end of the month....
  • 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....
  • Front Burner: Free community college: Good plan?

    Front Burner: Free community college: Good plan?
    There's no such thing as a free lunch. Yet, if President Obama is able to execute a Jedi mind trick on the Republican-majority Congress and convince lawmakers to go along with an ambitious plan of his, there just might be two years of free community...