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Washington

Senate confirms Loretta Lynch for attorney general

Senate confirms Loretta Lynch for attorney generalLynch is the first African-American woman to be chief law enforcement officer.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 4 hours ago
Washington

Obama: 2 hostages accidentally killed in drone strike

Obama: 2 hostages accidentally killed in drone strikeAn American and Italian held by al-Qaeda were killed in January drone strike.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
Local

Secret Service delayed fixing alarm at Bush 41's home

Secret Service delayed fixing alarm at Bush 41's homeThe alarm system protecting former President George H. W. Bush's Houston home did not work properly for more than a year
  • Local
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
World

Saudi-led airstrikes bomb Yemen rebels in 6 cities

Saudi-led airstrikes bomb Yemen rebels in 6 citiesRiyadh had said Tuesday that it was entering a new phase in its campaign against the Shiite rebels.
  • World
  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Nation

Petraeus gets probation for leaking secrets to mistress

Petraeus gets probation for leaking secrets to mistressHe shared top secret 'black books' with Paula Broadwell while she was writing his biography.
  • Nation
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Personal Finance

Westchester tops USA with $13K median property tax bill

Westchester tops USA with $13K median property tax billThe median property tax bill in the United States was $2,132 in 2013.
  • Personal Finance
  • 2 days, 10 hours ago
Elections

Potential 2016 candidate: Bernie Sanders

Potential 2016 candidate: Bernie SandersLatest coverage of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
  • Elections
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
The Oval

Obama talks to backers about issue they hate: Free trade

Obama talks to backers about issue they hate: Free tradePresident to promote free trade at meeting of Organizing for Action.
  • The Oval
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
Washington

Ariz. same-sex couples can again adopt, foster together

Ariz. same-sex couples can again adopt, foster togetherGov. Doug Ducey issued order after learning licenses for gay couples were halted in February.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
World

Pope Francis to promote climate action as moral imperative

Pope Francis to promote climate action as moral imperativeClimate activists, scientists say Pope Francis encyclical could be a game changer.
  • World
  • 3 days, 10 hours ago
Washington

Obama's executive action rollouts increasing in pace

Obama's executive action rollouts increasing in paceWhite House looks to issue more executive actions on climate and overtime.
  • Washington
  • 3 days, 3 hours ago
Washington

Settlement stalls in Palin copyright lawsuit

Settlement stalls in Palin copyright lawsuitA $15,000 settlement with a newspaper stalled over a confidentiality agreement.
  • Washington
  • 2 days, 22 hours ago
Washington

Charles Koch: We like 5 GOP candidates in primaries

Charles Koch: We like 5 GOP candidates in primariesCharles Koch says his network may support five GOP candidates in primaries.
  • Washington
  • 4 days ago
The Oval

Obama team talks climate change during Earth Day week

Obama team talks climate change during Earth Day weekThe White House plans a series of events tied to Earth Day on Wednesday.
  • The Oval
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Elections

Brief Senate tenures not stopping GOP hopefuls

Brief Senate tenures not stopping GOP hopefulsNone of the first three Republican contenders out of the gate in the 2016 race has completed a single U.S. Senate term.
  • Elections
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
Washington

Voices: Wisconsin's schizo politics a study in polarization

Voices: Wisconsin's schizo politics a study in polarizationThe sad takeaway for Washington: Compromise is a dirty word; it's all about winning.
  • Washington
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
The Oval

Another White House fence jumper arrested

Another White House fence jumper arrestedSecret Service arrests man who climbed the fence on the south side of White House complex.
  • The Oval
  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
Washington

Some in Mich. eye marijuana to help state, communities

Some in Mich. eye marijuana to help state, communitiesMany Republicans won't raise taxes but some say they'd try a new tax — on marijuana.
  • Washington
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
The Oval

Obama commemorates Oklahoma City bombing

Obama commemorates Oklahoma City bombingPresident praises the 'Oklahoma standard' for resilience.
  • The Oval
  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Washington

New study suggests a 'healthier' Congress

New study suggests a 'healthier' CongressA Washington think tank is releasing an inaugural, quarterly report tracking congressional performance.
  • Washington
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Elections 2016

Poll: No turning back on gay marriage

Poll: No turning back on gay marriageAs Supreme Court hears key case, most say it's no longer practical to ban same-sex unions
  • Elections 2016
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Washington

West Virginia's Manchin to seek 2nd full term in Senate

West Virginia's Manchin to seek 2nd full term in SenateWest Virginia Democrat is skipping governor's race.
  • Washington
  • 6 days, 7 hours ago
Texas

After dog shootings, house approves cop canine training

After dog shootings, house approves cop canine trainingData shows police officers are likely to encounter dogs once out of every three house calls
  • Texas
  • 1 week ago
Nation

Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or we ban booze

Vermont lawmakers: Make pot legal or we ban boozeIn their eyes, marijuana is safer than alcohol, so why ban that drug and leave the other untouched?
  • Nation
  • 1 week ago
Local

Mayor: Judge rules in favor of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Mayor: Judge rules in favor of Houston Equal Rights OrdinanceA judge has ruled in favor of the Houston Equal Rights Office, according to Mayor Parker's office.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Local

Uber, city reach last-minute agreement

Uber, city reach last-minute agreementUber sent Mayor Annise Parker a six-page memo outlining changes the company has already made and will make going forward to make sure Houstonians get home safely
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Texas pushes closer to licensed open carry of handguns

Texas pushes closer to licensed open carry of handgunsHouse lawmakers gave preliminary approval to open carry on Friday, with a final vote expected next week
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation Now

Mike Huckabee to make 2016 presidential announcement

Mike Huckabee to make 2016 presidential announcementMike Huckabee is going to make an announcement tonight on Fox News about his plans about a 2016 presidential race.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Texas

Republican opposition mounting to Texas 'DREAM Act' repeal

Republican opposition mounting to Texas 'DREAM Act' repealBusinessmen and clergy, Republicans and Democrats gathered on the State Capitol steps Monday to urge lawmakers not to repeal the so-called "Texas DREAM Act."
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Elections

Reports: Marco Rubio jumps into 2016 presidential race

Reports: Marco Rubio jumps into 2016 presidential raceSen. Marco Rubio tells donors he is "uniquely qualified" to be president, AP reports.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Elections

Hillary Clinton launches 2016 presidential bid

Hillary Clinton launches 2016 presidential bidClinton's candidacy ends two years of less-than-subtle preparation for 2016 bid.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Four reasons why Texas matters for Hillary Clinton

Four reasons why Texas matters for Hillary ClintonHere's a look at why Clinton needs Texas, and why Texas Democrats need her back
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
World

Obama, Castro hold first talk between nations in 50 years

Obama, Castro hold first talk between nations in 50 yearsIt's the most meaningful face-to-face encounter between U.S. and Cuban presidents since 1956.
  • World
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Mayor: 'City is better than when I took office'

Mayor: 'City is better than when I took office'Annise Parker said in her final State of the City address that Houston's next mayor will face a series of challenges
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Elections

Bill Clinton ready to be Hillary's 'backstage adviser'

Bill Clinton ready to be Hillary's 'backstage adviser'Hillary Clinton has a potent weapon in Bill Clinton, a gifted campaigner.
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks ago
Elections

Ted Cruz to NRA: I've fought the conservative battles

Ted Cruz to NRA: I've fought the conservative battlesCruz tells NRA members that he's fought the conservative battles, unlike his opponents.
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago