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  • Abbott stays noncommittal on pulling Guard from Texas border

    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott remained noncommittal Friday on a timeline for pulling the National Guard off the Texas-Mexico border after hundreds of police officers recently applied for jobs to effectively replace those troops. "We can't just snap our...
  • Bergdahl charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap

    The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that...
  • 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...
  • Ohio Democrats host US Senate rivals Strickland, Sittenfeld

    Recapturing the U.S. Senate will be the unofficial theme as Ohio Democrats gather for their party's annual legacy dinner. Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is scheduled to be Friday's keynote speaker at the Athenaeum in downtown Columbus, with 2016...
  • Senate pushes conservative budget toward approval

    Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and...
  • U.S. finds itself on both sides at once in Middle East

    The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia. Now the United...
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Senators vote on amendments, score points

    The Senate is a place where hidebound tradition mixes with raw politics, sometimes with a touch of the absurd. Then there's the "vote-a-rama." That's the official name for the marathon voting session that accompanies the Senate's consideration of a...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. at halfway house after leaving prison

    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house late Thursday, hours after leaving an Alabama federal prison where he was serving a sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items....
  • Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrives at Baltimore halfway house

    Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrives at Baltimore halfway house
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house Thursday night after being released from a federal prison in Alabama, two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. As he walked into the...
  • States debate whether giving tax credits to Hollywood studios outweighs benefits

    LANSING, Mich. Michigan's cash credits for filmmakers have lured George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Drew Barrymore to make movies and splash headlines in a state known for making cars. The Republican-led Michigan House of Representatives voted this month to...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'Put a Ring On It'

    So, remember that time that Cyrus fell for the spy/male escort Elizabeth North hired to dig up dirt on him and then found out he was a spy and was forced to get engaged to him in order to avoid a major political sex scandal? Well, "Scandal" finally did,...