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  • Sen. Roberts returns from Iraq newly confident in U.S. mission: 'This strategy is working'

    WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Pat Roberts returned Monday from a clandestine trip to Iraq to visit Kansas soldiers, bringing with him a new-found support for a U.S. military mission that he previously criticized for being "much too vague" and dependent on...
  • After Ottawa attack, a renewed focus on statehouse security

    WASHINGTON Security at statehouses is as varied as the legislatures housed within them. Some capitols have metal detectors and screen visitors. Others offer open access, and some allow people with permits to carry their firearms inside the building....
  • Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions

    Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years. However, the decision to...
  • Dec. 22 Letters: Tech Center, torture report

    A boondoggle I can appreciate Johnny Lawson's full-throated defense of the Tech Center project (Letters to the Editor, Dec. 18) as he undoubtedly feels compelled to defend his own interests. I would like to remind readers, however, that it was Mr....
  • Carly Fiorina prepares a long-shot candidacy for president

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Carly Fiorina blazed a trail as the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, and the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard now seems to have an even bigger "first-ever" achievement in mind. Fiorina, 60, is declaring "the end of...
  • Will Sen. Moran of Kansas jump from GOP leadership to 'Cruz caucus'?

    WASHINGTON Jerry Moran of Kansas was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up this month with tea party favorite Ted Cruz on three votes intended to stall or defeat the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill a failed but headline-grabbing maneuver...
  • Top U.S. stories of 2014

    GOP wins midterms: The midterm elections Nov. 4 gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and bolstered their majority in the House, setting up what could be a difficult last two years of President Barack Obama's term. Nevertheless, the Democrats...
  • Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba a preview of GOP's 2016 foreign policy debate?

    Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba a preview of GOP's 2016 foreign policy debate?
    Two of the Republican Party's top White House hopefuls clashed sharply Friday over President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy, a harbinger of a growing GOP rift over foreign affairs that could shape the party's 2016 presidential primaries. Sen. Rand...
  • Jeb Bush would face a stiff challenge in Georgia primary, experts say

    ATLANTA Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took another step toward running for president this week, but don't let his brother's victories in Georgia fool you: He would likely face an excruciating primary here. Bush said he will "actively explore" a 2016 run...
  • CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

    A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times. The review panel is looking into the search by agency...
  • U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

    Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail. The men were flown to Kabul...