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  • White House preps legal case for immigration shift

    WASHINGTON – With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Health-care fears loom large in gay marriage cases

    INDIANAPOLIS – When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens U.S.

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT – Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Huckabee: ‘Stop the fight’ over Common Core

    WASHINGTON – Conservatives should “stop the fight” over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in st ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • U.S. won’t let borders hamper fight vs. extremists

    WASHINGTON – A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist gro ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON – An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, President Barack O ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    WASHINGTON – Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:04 am
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