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Business

Oct. jobless rates fall in 34 states, plus D.C.

Oct. jobless rates fall in 34 states, plus D.C.North Dakota had the lowest state unemployment rate and Georgia, the highest, in October.
  • Business
  • 2 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Poll: Do you agree with the President's new plan on immigration?

Poll: Do you agree with the President's new plan on immigration?Vote now
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Obama will allow 5 million illegal immigrants to avoid deportation

Obama will allow 5 million illegal immigrants to avoid deportationBrushing aside Republican outrage, President Barack Obama is ordering far-reaching changes to the nation's immigration laws that will allow nearly 5 million people now here illegally to avoid deportation.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

An interactive look at President Obama's immigration address

An interactive look at President Obama's immigration addressAn interactive look at President Obama's immigration address
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Obama to announce immigration steps Thursday

Obama to announce immigration steps ThursdayPresident Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 2 hours ago
Business

Fed minutes show debate on low rates pledge

Fed minutes show debate on low rates pledgeSome Fed policymakers worried how markets would react to abandoning pledge in October.
  • Business
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
Washington

Obama uses veto pen sparingly, but could that change?

Obama uses veto pen sparingly, but could that change?Issue in the spotlight as president now faces GOP majorities in Congress.
  • Washington
  • 5 days, 1 hour ago
The Oval

Obama to local leaders: Sign up people for health care

Obama to local leaders: Sign up people for health careThe president convenes a conference call with state and local officials.
  • The Oval
  • 5 days, 7 hours ago
Texas

Senate Democrats reject bill to build oil pipeline

Senate Democrats reject bill to build oil pipelineThe Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
  • Texas
  • 5 days, 21 hours ago
Texas

Officials seek $86M to extend border security push

Officials seek $86M to extend border security pushGov. Rick Perry wants to spend more than $86 million to extend extra security patrols along the border with Mexico to next August.
  • Texas
  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
Politics

Obamacare: 5 things to know about the law's future

Obamacare: 5 things to know about the law's futureAlthough Americans are signing up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges for the second year, there is some uncertainty in the law's future, with legal and legislative challenges ahead.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Could the immigration fight cause another government shutdown?

Could the immigration fight cause another government shutdown?As all signs point to President Baarack Obama taking robust executive action on immigration reform before the end of the year, Republicans in Congress are promising an all-out brawl in protest.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Politics

Gov. Perry promoted adviser with 3 alcohol offenses

Gov. Perry promoted adviser with 3 alcohol offensesGov. Rick Perry has pushed to remove the Travis County district attorney from office after she was arrested for drunken driving
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  • 1 week ago
Washington

Poll: Resistance to Obama order on immigration

Poll: Resistance to Obama order on immigrationPoll: More resistance than support for Obama on immigration, but a consensus on energy.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
Politics

How would the Keystone pipeline affect U.S. gas prices?

How would the Keystone pipeline affect U.S. gas prices?Although Congress is pushing toward a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, one question regarding the controversial energy project remains subject to debate -- whether it would lower or raise U.S. gas prices.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Texas

Fort Worth end-of-life case may weigh on legislature

Fort Worth end-of-life case may weigh on legislatureNovember 26 will mark a grim one-year anniversary; the day Fort Worth mother Marlise Munoz collapsed at home and was declared brain dead
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  • 1 week ago
Washington

Voices: For the Clintons, the past is not even past

Voices: For the Clintons, the past is not even pastFor Bill and Hillary Clinton, not to mention Barack Obama, the past is not even past.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
The Oval

Senate Democrats back Obama immigration orders

Senate Democrats back Obama immigration ordersDemocratic leaders send the president a supportive letter on immigration.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week ago
World

Putin: Russia won't allow a rebel defeat in Ukraine

Putin: Russia won't allow a rebel defeat in UkraineUkraine's president warns of 'total war' in the rebel stronghold of eastern Ukraine.
  • World
  • 1 week ago
Investigations

Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraudThe Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan estimated that between $31 billion and $60 billion was lost to waste and fraud during U.S. operations in those countries
  • Investigations
  • 1 week ago
Texas

More schools forgoing Board of Ed-approved books

More schools forgoing Board of Ed-approved booksMore school districts and public charter schools are utilizing a 2011 law allowing them to purchase books on their own with or without board approval
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Washington

House approves Keystone XL pipeline, Senate up next

House approves Keystone XL pipeline, Senate up nextThe House approved a bill to authorize immediate construction of a controversial pipeline.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

AP Sources: Executive order to affect millions

AP Sources: Executive order to affect millionsPresident Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

McConnell vows war with Obama over coal

McConnell vows war with Obama over coalMcConnell says he and fellow Republicans will combat White House "in any way that we can."
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

Obama to push for more Internet access in schools

Obama to push for more Internet access in schoolsPresident Obama will talk about efforts to wire the nation's schools for Internet access.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

Pentagon seeks billions to overhaul nuclear forces

Pentagon seeks billions to overhaul nuclear forcesReports found morale problems and aging infrastructure throughout nuclear force
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
World

Islamic State says it'll mint own coins

Islamic State says it'll mint own coinsMilitants create new currency to "change the tyrannical monetary system" modeled on West.
  • World
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Bush picks 5 for land commissioner transition team

Bush picks 5 for land commissioner transition teamLand commissioner-elect George P. Bush has hired a staff of five for his transition team ahead of his Jan. 2 swearing-in.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Conservatives threaten immigration showdown

Conservatives threaten immigration showdownSome conservative Republicans want to drag must-pass spending bills into their fight with President Barack Obama
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Nation

Obama clears the air on climate-change deal with China

Obama clears the air on climate-change deal with ChinaThe U.S. and China struck a carbon emissions deal after about nine months of private talks.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Texas

Missing students in Mexico prompt Dallas protest

Missing students in Mexico prompt Dallas protestIn the month that saw many in North Texas focused on the Ebola outbreak, national outrage was growing south of the border in Mexico
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
World

NATO: Russia moving combat troops into east Ukraine

NATO: Russia moving combat troops into east UkraineThe White House has said any attempt to seize more territory would violate the cease-fire.
  • World
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Weather

China hacks into U.S. weather satellite network

China hacks into U.S. weather satellite networkTwo days earlier, the Postal Service said it was hacked, reportedly by the Chinese.
  • Weather
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Washington

At Supreme Court, secretiveness attracts snoops

At Supreme Court, secretiveness attracts snoopsThe Supreme Court is drawing new attention for its lack of transparency.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Washington

Liberal donors plan new investments in state politics

Liberal donors plan new investments in state politicsDemocrats want to boost their presence in state legislatures and influence ballot measures.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Judge could rule as early as Wednesday on Gov. Perry case

Judge could rule as early as Wednesday on Gov. Perry caseA judge could rule as soon as Wednesday on whether the felony case against Gov. Rick Perry should be dismissed.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago