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Washington

Spending bill shines light on Democratic unrest

Spending bill shines light on Democratic unrestA $1 trillion spending package divided Democrats and pitted lawmakers against the White House.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
The Oval

Obama backs D.C. vote to legalize pot

Obama backs D.C. vote to legalize potBut the president would sign a spending bill that voids the D.C. referendum.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Texas

Texas lawmaker files bold plan to freeze, cap tuition

Texas lawmaker files bold plan to freeze, cap tuitionFrom textbooks and transportation to food and housing, students have no shortage of expenses each semester.
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Washington

House approves $1 trillion spending package

House approves $1 trillion spending packageThe spending bill ran into last-minute hurdles from Democrats.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

Fact check: No back taxes in immigration action

Fact check: No back taxes in immigration actionDid Obama misspeak when he said immigrants living illegally in U.S. would have to pay back taxes?
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
The Oval

Obama to host Mexico president on Jan. 6

Obama to host Mexico president on Jan. 6Economic development and immigration are on the agenda.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Washington

Wife of GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi dies

Wife of GOP Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi diesRose Clayton Cochran, wife of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., has died after a lengthy illness.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Rick Perry: 'Running for president is not an IQ test'

Rick Perry: 'Running for president is not an IQ test'The longest-serving governor in Texas history has battled perceptions about his intellect throughout his years
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
The Oval

Obama appeals for peace in South Sudan

Obama appeals for peace in South SudanThe president says the hope that greeted South Sudan has turned to 'images of bloodshed.'
  • The Oval
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Cheney: CIA report 'full of crap'

Cheney: CIA report 'full of crap'Former Vice President Dick Cheney slams the Senate's report on CIA interrogations during an interview with Fox News.
  • News
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

CIA director defends agency's handling of torture

CIA director defends agency's handling of tortureJohn Brennan defends the use of harsh interrogations amid calls for his resignation
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

Poll: Christie should quit if he runs for president

Poll: Christie should quit if he runs for presidentMany in New Jersey say he should cede the governor's seat and let hopefuls duke it out.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

Aide: Obama will sign bill to avoid shutdown

Aide: Obama will sign bill to avoid shutdownBill has good and bad features, the White House says.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Washington

Club for Growth changes leadership

Club for Growth changes leadershipTea Party-aligned group replaces one former Indiana congressman with another.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

4 more states join Texas-led immigration lawsuit

4 more states join Texas-led immigration lawsuitFour more states have joined a Texas-led coalition suing the Obama administration over executive action on immigration.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Nation

Partisans collide as Obama team seeks to avoid CIA fight

Partisans collide as Obama team seeks to avoid CIA fightPresident and his advisers walk a fine line between Senate Democrats and the CIA.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Craft brewers to sue Texas over beer law

Craft brewers to sue Texas over beer lawAn ever-growing number of craft brewers getting started in North Texas have jumped in because they love beer.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Abbott's top priorities avoid hot-button themes

Abbott's top priorities avoid hot-button themesGov.-elect Greg Abbott says his administration's top priorities will be bolstering early education, securing the Texas-Mexico border, cutting taxes and pumping $4 billion annually into a traffic-clogged state road network.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Washington

17 items tucked into a trillion-dollar spending bill

17 items tucked into a trillion-dollar spending billCongress is on track to pass a more than $1 trillion annual funding package.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Feds release profiling restrictions

Feds release profiling restrictionsThe Obama administration announced restrictions Monday on racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Abbott Declines to Endorse Perry, Cruz for 2016 Run

Abbott Declines to Endorse Perry, Cruz for 2016 RunIn an interview with NBC's Meet the Press, Abbott would only say he would support the candidate the GOP decides to put forth
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Nation

Pearl Harbor veterans honored at WWII Memorial

Pearl Harbor veterans honored at WWII MemorialVeterans told Americans living the dream because of their actions, bravery.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks ago
Nation Now

GOP aide resigns after Obama girls comments

GOP aide resigns after Obama girls commentsRepublican party staffer Elizabeth Lauten told NBC News she is "resigning today" after making controversial comments about Sasha and Malia Obama
  • Nation Now
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
The Oval

Obama's day: Meetings on Ferguson

Obama's day: Meetings on FergusonPresident discusses police issues with civil rights leaders, and local officials.
  • The Oval
  • 3 weeks ago
Politics

Perry: Most people expect me to run for president

Perry: Most people expect me to run for presidentRepublican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he won't make up his mind about running for president until the middle of next year
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
World

F-16 fighter pilot killed in Middle East crash

F-16 fighter pilot killed in Middle East crashF-16 pilot killed in crash in Middle East, Central Command says
  • World
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Markets

Regan: Stock rally not done because it's 'game on' for the Fed

Regan: Stock rally not done because it's 'game on' for the FedFed won't budget on rates until it sees an increase in wages.
  • Markets
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Militant group says it killed worker from Houston-based oil company

Militant group says it killed worker from Houston-based oil companyAn Egyptian militant organization aligned with the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for killing an American oil worker.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Nation

Ferguson a defining moment for race relations in USA

Ferguson a defining moment for race relations in USAFerguson could become a defining moment in the country's struggles on the issue of race.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks ago
News

Obama shops to support small business, buys books

Obama shops to support small business, buys booksThe Saturday after Thanksgiving has been promoted in recent years as "Small Business Saturday."
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Money

OPEC decision means 'pain train' for U.S. oil industry

OPEC decision means 'pain train' for U.S. oil industryLower prices could eventually prove to be an economic boon by forcing producers to find ways to reduce costs
  • Money
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Politics

Texas Court: Warrant needed to draw blood in DWI cases

Texas Court: Warrant needed to draw blood in DWI casesTexas' highest criminal court has ruled that drawing the blood of an uncooperative drunken driving suspect in Texas without a search warrant is unconstitutional.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Washington

White House veto threat appears to stall possible tax plan

White House veto threat appears to stall possible tax planA White House veto threat appears to have postponed a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals.
  • Washington
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Washington

Six reasons people run for president

Six reasons people run for presidentTo change the country’s direction: Franklin Roosevelt, Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, George McGovern.
  • Washington
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Washington

Voters say Romney, Bush are top GOP contenders in 2016 Race

Voters say Romney, Bush are top GOP contenders in 2016 RaceQuinnipiac University Polling Institute released a poll on Tuesday revealing how voters assess the 2016 presidential race. The report says former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are the top candidates.
  • Washington
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Elections 2014

Campaign setbacks have Landrieu scrambling for support

Campaign setbacks have Landrieu scrambling for supportCampaign's latest problem is Democratic committee's decision to pull back TV ad money.
  • Elections 2014
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago