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  • Judge hammers thief who steals IDs, apologizes — then does it again

    Judge hammers thief who steals IDs, apologizes — then does it again
    Even Jeffrey Groover admitted Friday that there's a pattern to what he's been doing for years — stealing people's identities, committing fraud, apologizing, then doing it all over again after he gets out of prison. The South Florida man is so adept...
  • U.S. further delays final decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    U.S. further delays final decision on Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration further delayed its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project on Friday, with no conclusion now likely until after the U.S. mid-term elections in November. President Barack Obama has said...
  • Chicago native to retire as U.S. Senate sergeant at arms

    Chicago native to retire as U.S. Senate sergeant at arms
    WASHINGTON — As Chicago native Terrance Gainer prepares to retire as U.S. Senate sergeant at arms, he laid a wreath at a ceremony Friday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The wreath-laying honor is part of the...
  • Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline

    Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has delayed a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, perhaps until after November’s midterm election. A further delay in the evaluation of the pipeline, which already has lasted more than...
  • Trouble for Democrats: More Senate seats are at risk

    WASHINGTON Democrats are finding that their path to keeping control of the U.S. Senate this year is getting bumpier. At least four states where Democrats hold Senate seats that once were seen as fairly safe are now considered in play: Michigan, Iowa,...
  • Trade pact will take center stage during Obama's trip to Asia

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will travel next week to Asia with the centerpiece of his planned focus on the region still in limbo amid opposition from his own party and thorny tangles with powerhouse Japan over trade. The White House has been...
  • Obama choice to lead HHS is eminently qualified

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Thursday, April 17: Sylvia Mathews Burwell is eminently qualified to take over for Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service. So, naturally, Republicans...
  • Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

    (The last paragraph of this April 16 story has been corrected to say Chuck Hagel is U.S. Defense Secretary) WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month,...
  • Emanuel rings up frequent flier tab

    Emanuel rings up frequent flier tab
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel flew around the country more than 50 times during his first 2 1/2 years in office, mixing city business with politics and attending events that helped burnish his national profile. On at least nine of the trips, records show taxpayers...
  • Immigration judges order fewer deportations

    ATLANTA The number of deportations ordered by the nation's immigration courts has dropped by more than 40 percent since 2009, as the Obama administration has shifted the focus of its enforcement efforts, a new government report shows. The Justice...
  • Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million

     Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million
    WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Obama announced Thursday. The total exceeded the...