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  • U.S. budget deficit lowest since 2008: Treasury

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget deficit fell by nearly a third to $483 billion in fiscal 2014, the lowest level since 2008, as a quickening economic recovery boosted tax collections and spending grew only modestly, the Treasury Department said....
  • Leslie Fahrenkopf Foley: From White House To CT Campaign

    Leslie Fahrenkopf Foley: From White House To CT Campaign
    When she was 14, her father became chairman of the Republican National Committee. When she was 15, her family moved across the country to live in Washington, where she met President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. When she got married in...
  • Retiring Bachmann signals she's still in the game

    Rep. Michele Bachmann may be retiring at the end of this year, but the woman who rose to prominence by founding the Congressional Tea Party Caucus in 2010 and running for president in 2012 isn't leaving Washington, D.C., quietly. In a speech and brief...
  • Factbox: U.S. funds to fight Ebola now top $1 billion, may rise

    (Reuters) - The U.S. government now has more than $1 billion available to fight the spread of Ebola from West Africa and is proceeding with plans to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel to the region by late October. Key congressional committee leaders...
  • The Castro brothers: Changing face of Texas politics and beyond?

    WASHINGTON When Joaquin Castro was walking through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport recently, he got a familiar greeting: "Hey, Mr. Mayor." He smiled and quickly corrected the admirer. It happens a lot. The "mayor" is his identical twin, Julian...
  • Thomas Sowell: Obama, immigration, guns and other random thoughts

    Thomas Sowell: Obama, immigration, guns and other random thoughts
    The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama's contempt...
  • U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over security breaches

    U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over security breaches
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House and the Washington Post reported a separate security lapse of an armed contractor...
  • Obama, Indian leader Modi pledge to cooperate on shared concerns

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed Tuesday to work together to combat climate change, bolster economic growth and fight terrorism as they began to repair the neglected relationship between the world's oldest...
  • Factbox: Money trail in U.S. plan to fight Ebola in West Africa

    (Reuters) - The United States government has committed more than $350 million toward fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and is ready to deploy up to 4,000 military personnel by late October. Most of a Defense Department request to shift $1...
  • Families, veterans hope 'Lost 74' of 1969 tragedy will finally be counted

    SEATTLE For more years than Navy Ensign Alan Armstrong was alive, his family has been seeking greater recognition of his death. "He was a bright young man, with tremendous potential, a beautiful young wife and a new baby," said Glen Rice, of Edmonds,...
  • Congress vote on campaign against Islamic State could lag to 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress might not vote until next year on an authorization for President Barack Obama's air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, congressional aides said on Monday, despite some lawmakers'...