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Investigations

Joplin files lawsuit against former Sugar Land mayor, company

Joplin files lawsuit against former Sugar Land mayor, companyThis week, the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin, Mo., filed a lawsuit against David Wallace, his company and former business partner Costa Bajjali
  • Investigations
  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Nation

Gingrich: GOP really doesn't want to repeal Obamacare

Gingrich: GOP really doesn't want to repeal ObamacareGingrich doesn't support ACA repeal and says neither do Hill Republicans who say they do
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Washington

Obama pushes payday lending rules in Alabama

Obama pushes payday lending rules in AlabamaThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under threat of budget cuts, proposes payday loan rules
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Washington

Clinton backers hosted her 'official' Senate events

Clinton backers hosted her 'official' Senate eventsAs senator, Clinton allies provided platforms for speeches — and some fundraising.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Nation

Review: Cartel funded sex parties of DEA agents

Review: Cartel funded sex parties of DEA agentsMishandling of allegations of loud parties, prostitutes and harassment are cited in Justice report.
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Washington

Schock says he leaves Congress with sadness, humility

Schock says he leaves Congress with sadness, humilitySchock said he believes that everyone learns from their mistakes and added: "I know that God has a plan for my life."
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Washington

House passes bipartisan 'doc fix' Medicare bill

House passes bipartisan 'doc fix' Medicare billThe Senate is expected to take up the bill Friday.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Texas

Texas Senate education leaders mull school voucher plan

Texas Senate education leaders mull school voucher planA Texas Senate education panel is considering a sweeping but divisive voucher plan that would let families get state funding to send their children to private and religious schools.
  • Texas
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
The Oval

Pope Francis to visit White House on Sept. 23

Pope Francis to visit White House on Sept. 23The pope's visit will mark just the third time a president has hosted the pontiff.
  • The Oval
  • 2 days, 6 hours ago
Washington

Ind. governor signs 'religious freedom' bill in private

Ind. governor signs 'religious freedom' bill in privateOpponents fear it would allow discrimination.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
World

Virginia mom, daughter killed in German airline crash

Virginia mom, daughter killed in German airline crashThey are among three Americans killed.
  • World
  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
Texas

House passes statewide texting and driving ban bill

House passes statewide texting and driving ban billThe Texas House of Representatives passed a bill proposing a statewide ban on texting and driving Wednesday
  • Texas
  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
Nation

Justices say pregnant workers can seek accommodations

Justices say pregnant workers can seek accommodationsPregnant workers with limitations cannot be treated differently from all others, court says.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
World

Bergdahl charged with desertion

Bergdahl charged with desertionBergdahl charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy
  • World
  • 3 days, 1 hour ago
Washington

Iowa Gov. Branstad uses e-mail, despite previous denials

Iowa Gov. Branstad uses e-mail, despite previous denialsGovernor's staff says private account only for daily news summaries; critics raise questions.
  • Washington
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Texas

Border voters react to Cruz candidacy

Border voters react to Cruz candidacyTed Cruz hopes to become the first Hispanic president, but as the junior senator from Texas launches his campaign, reaction is mixed among Hispanic voters on the border.
  • Texas
  • 3 days, 8 hours ago
Nation

Court faults redistricting plan that 'packed' black voters

Court faults redistricting plan that 'packed' black votersAlabama's state legislative maps may be illegal because of their impact on black voters.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
Nation Now

Top lawyers: 'No question' Canada-born Cruz eligible for presidency

Top lawyers: 'No question' Canada-born Cruz eligible for presidencyTwo former top Justice Department lawyers say there is "no question" Ted Cruz is eligible for the presidency, in a new Harvard Law Review article that seeks to put to rest any doubt about the Texas Republican.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Politics

Perry ignores questions about fellow Texan Cruz

Perry ignores questions about fellow Texan CruzA day after Sen. Ted Cruz announced he's seeking the Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Rick Perry refused any discussion of how his fellow Texan's move affects his own anticipated White House run.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
News

Bracing for a big power grid attack: 'One is too many'

Bracing for a big power grid attack: 'One is too many'Physical and cyberattacks concern security experts.
  • News
  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
News

Zimmerman lashes out at Obama in new video

Zimmerman lashes out at Obama in new videoVideo is posted on the website of Zimmerman's lawyer.
  • News
  • 4 days, 16 hours ago
Washington

Boehner 'shocked' by report of Israeli spying

Boehner 'shocked' by report of Israeli spyingHouse Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he was unaware of any Israeli spying on the U.S.-Iran talks.
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
Elections

Fact-checking Ted Cruz

Fact-checking Ted CruzBreaking down Cruz's Liberty speech and other claims the Texas Republican has made as a senator.
  • Elections
  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
News

U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through 2015

U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through 2015The United States will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year
  • News
  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Elections

Indiana Sen. Dan Coats won't seek re-election

Indiana Sen. Dan Coats won't seek re-electionThe Indiana senator announces he won't seek another term in 2016.
  • Elections
  • 4 days, 5 hours ago
Texas

Nearly a dozen bills in Austin look to make Texas toll free

Nearly a dozen bills in Austin look to make Texas toll freeIt is a major shift from the Perry era, when tolls were rampant and even added to existing state highways.
  • Texas
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Politics

Supreme Court, the Confederate flag battle and the Texas license plate

Supreme Court, the Confederate flag battle and the Texas license plate"Don't wear it on your sleeve," said Alton of the proposed Texas license plate.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 22 hours ago
Nation

Justices frown on state censorship of license plates

Justices frown on state censorship of license platesSupreme Court justices don't seem to like state programs that censor license plates.
  • Nation
  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
News

Cruz begins presidential bid at Virginia convocation

Cruz begins presidential bid at Virginia convocationOn a circular stage in an auditorium at Liberty University, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz declared his candidacy for president in front of 11,000 students.
  • News
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Elections

Ted Cruz jump-starts GOP's battle for White House

Ted Cruz jump-starts GOP's battle for White HouseSen. Ted Cruz kicked off a new phase in the 2016 presidential race Monday when he declared himself a candidate for the GOP nomination
  • Elections
  • 5 days, 7 hours ago
News

Poll: Emanuel has double digit lead in Chicago race

Poll: Emanuel has double digit lead in Chicago raceRahm Emanuel has used his big cash advantage to define his rival, according to a pollster.
  • News
  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
Nation

Supreme Court lets Wisconsin voter ID law stand

Supreme Court lets Wisconsin voter ID law standThe Supreme Court refused to hear a major challenge to Wisconsin's voter ID law.
  • Nation
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
Politics

Toll roads facing strong opposition in Texas Legislature

Toll roads facing strong opposition in Texas LegislatureAnti-toll sentiment at the Capitol is at its highest level in at least a decade
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 3 hours ago
World

Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91Lee Kuan Yew guided development into a modern, stable nation.
  • World
  • 5 days, 22 hours ago
Washington

How much do executive orders cost? No one knows

How much do executive orders cost? No one knowsDespite a law seeking more transparency, there's little accounting of cost of executive action.
  • Washington
  • 1 week ago
Texas

Judge in Texas blocks federal rules change for gay couples

Judge in Texas blocks federal rules change for gay couplesA federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples
  • Texas
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago