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  • Time for Obama to deliver with fast track: Their Take

    Time for Obama to deliver with fast track: Their Take
    Fast track's promise By agreeing to put new trade agreements on a fast track, Congress accomplished something far greater than critics of the legislation acknowledge. Since the last fast-track law expired in 2007, the Obama administration hasn't been...
  • Long odds ahead now for Obama on his troubled trade agenda

    The White House and Republican leaders in Congress face long odds in trying to revive trade legislation after a telling defeat engineered by President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats. Obama's ambitious trade agenda is in serious doubt, as is his quest...
  • White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

    White House: Action needed now to slow climate change
    Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming. The report...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid fighting between Kurds and Muslim militants Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and...
  • Budget brawl gives Ted Cruz, Rand Paul a chance to break out

    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have created national profiles by picking fights in the U.S. Senate, and the two Republican presidential rivals will soon have a chance to engage in another, as they oppose efforts to roll back automatic spending cuts...
  • Cybersecurity measures inch forward, but critics doubt their effectiveness

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers are pushing measures they say will help boost the nation's security from cyberattacks, but experts warn the efforts will do little to shield the country from increasingly sophisticated online hacking. The growing need to protect...
  • White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

    Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a report released Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming. The report says...
  • Coal-state lawmakers attack climate rule no matter what pope says

    WASHINGTON Pope Francis' call for urgent action to combat climate change isn't having much influence on members of Congress from the coal state of Kentucky, who are working this week to block the centerpiece of the president's agenda to limit the...
  • Congress, health care providers brace for Obamacare court ruling

    Congress, health care providers brace for Obamacare court ruling
    — With the U.S. Supreme Court set to rule as early as Thursday on whether federal health insurance subsidies will keep flowing for millions of Americans, legislators in Congress as well as health care providers are reviewing their backup plans....
  • Federal agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies

    Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. "Perceived ineptitude" in information technology departments. The federal government, which holds secrets and sensitive information ranging from nuclear blueprints to the tax returns of...
  • Obama's fast-track trade bill clears key Senate hurdle

    Obama's fast-track trade bill clears key Senate hurdle
    Nearly two weeks after his ambitious trade agenda was nearly derailed by fellow Democrats, President Obama is poised to clinch the biggest legislative victory of his second term with a Senate vote Wednesday that would give him the authority he says he...