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  • Here's a surprise: Congress is actually legislating

    WASHINGTON Congress, which for years has put the "fun" in dysfunctional, actually appears to be functioning lately. Thursday's vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, and a day earlier to approve an anti-human trafficking bill, capped a...
  • Lynch wait is over, as Senate confirms her as attorney general

    WASHINGTON Loretta Lynch survived a long and bitter battle Thursday as the Senate voted to confirm the North Carolina native as the first African-American woman to serve as U.S. attorney general. Lynch, whom President Barack Obama nominated last...
  • Dr. Oz gets dissected

    Dr. Oz gets dissected
    A media firestorm has broken out over a letter I co-signed prevailing upon Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons to reconsider having "America's doctor," Mehmet Oz, retain his position on that esteemed institution's medical faculty. I...
  • House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks

    The House passed a bill Thursday encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem. The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information...
  • Hostage deaths show risks of US intelligence gaps on al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON The deaths of two hostages in a U.S. attack on an al-Qaida hideout in Pakistan underscore how the lack of accurate, on-the-ground intelligence can have tragic consequences in counterterrorism operations. "The value and efficacy of drone...
  • Benghazi panel seeks Clinton appearance on email, 2012 attack

    WASHINGTON A Republican-led special House committee asked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to answer questions in May and June on her use of private e-mails while secretary of state and her response to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya....
  • Step into war rooms planning Hillary Clinton's defeat

    ARLINGTON, Va. In a nondescript high-rise in the suburbs of Washington, a group of 20-somethings is waging war on Hillary Clinton. They're tracking her every move, analyzing her utterances during decades in public life and updating a library of 1,000...
  • Anti-human trafficking bill passes Senate

    The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee. The vote was 99-0 to...
  • Puerto Rico bank warns of imminent government shutdown

    Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank warned Wednesday that it is very likely the U.S. territory's government could be forced to shut down in the next three months because of a lack of funds. The bank made the warning in a letter made public a day...
  • Ann McFeatters: We must trust Obama to negotiate a good trade pact

    WASHINGTON Uh-oh, Democrats are in disarray. It's over 40 million jobs, wages, unions, the middle class's future, and the export of everything from apples to oranges. In a word, trade. Wait! Wait! It's more interesting than you might think. The main...
  • Baldwin's former staff member files ethics complaint

    A former deputy state director for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin filed an ethics complaint against the Wisconsin Democrat on Monday, saying Baldwin unfairly faulted her for mishandling reports of problems at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center....