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Washington

Mega-influence: These 42 dominate super PAC donations

Mega-influence: These 42 dominate super PAC donationsA few dozen wealthy individuals account for nearly a third of all super PAC donations.
  • Washington
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Politics

Mayor Parker says pastor subpoenas will be withdrawn

Mayor Parker says pastor subpoenas will be withdrawnMayor Annise Parker says the subpoenas of five Houston pastors will be withdrawn.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Elections

Election countdown: The year of the megadonor?

Election countdown: The year of the megadonor?Here's the election buzz for Wednesday, with six days to go.
  • Elections
  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
The Oval

Obama jokes about Chicago-style voting

Obama jokes about Chicago-style votingThe president 'teases' his hometown about its reputation.
  • The Oval
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Washington

Harvard poll: Millennial voters get their swing back

Harvard poll: Millennial voters get their swing backThe latest Harvard University survey of Millennials suggest they are once again emerging as a swing vote.
  • Washington
  • 1 day, 19 hours ago
Texas

Confident gap is closing, Davis calls her shot

Confident gap is closing, Davis calls her shotIt's been more than a year since the state senator declared her campaign for governor in October of 2013
  • Texas
  • 2 days, 17 hours ago
Local

Mayor Parker receives Bibles from all over the nation in protest

Mayor Parker receives Bibles from all over the nation in protestMayor Parker receives Bibles from all over the nation in protest
  • Local
  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
Washington

Ted Olson: 'Point of no return' on gay marriage passed

Ted Olson: 'Point of no return' on gay marriage passedTed Olson: The Supreme Court has passed 'the point of no return' on gay marriage
  • Washington
  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
Elections

Election countdown: GOP & McConnell chase history

Election countdown: GOP & McConnell chase historyLast week of the 2014 campaign season gives Republicans cause for optimism.
  • Elections
  • 3 days, 21 hours ago
Local

Mayor Parker meets with clergymen about church record subpoenas

Mayor Parker meets with clergymen about church record subpoenasThe mayor met with the church leaders after they staged a news conference and prayed outside City Hall.
  • Local
  • 2 days, 11 hours ago
Elections

Poll: GOP poised for December runoff win in Louisiana

Poll: GOP poised for December runoff win in LouisianaA crowded field suggests key Louisiana Senate race will head to a December runoff.
  • Elections
  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
Nation

Nurse quarantined in N.J. to be released

Nurse quarantined in N.J. to be releasedKaci Hickox had been pulled aside at Newark Airport and confined to a hospital isolation tent.
  • Nation
  • 3 days, 13 hours ago
Elections

Down in polls, Texas' Davis recalls own comebacks

Down in polls, Texas' Davis recalls own comebacksDavis popped into a half-dozen Sunday morning church services across Houston flanked by other Texas Democrats
  • Elections
  • 4 days, 15 hours ago
Politics

Carter: States should decide gay marriage, not feds

Carter: States should decide gay marriage, not fedsThe former president's comments to WFAA represent a shift in his views
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 19 hours ago
Politics

Jeb Bush for president? Son says it's possible

Jeb Bush for president? Son says it's possibleJeb Bush, the son of former President George H.W. Bush, would stand out in what could be a crowded Republican field in 2016
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 18 hours ago
Washington

House oversight panel examines response to Ebola crisis

House oversight panel examines response to Ebola crisisA House panel looks at how well federal agencies are responding to the Ebola crisis.
  • Washington
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies

Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, diesMankiewicz died of a heart attack at George Washington University Hospital
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
The Oval

Obama to host White House concert for the troops

Obama to host White House concert for the troopsWillie Nelson, Mary J. Blige, and Common headline a concert to honor the U.S. military.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week ago
Local

Poll: Harris County voters favor decriminalizing dope

Poll: Harris County voters favor decriminalizing dopeThe latest poll indicates a majority of voters in Texas' largest county want to decriminalize weed.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

City puts last-minute stop to planned anti-abortion protest at Alamo

City puts last-minute stop to planned anti-abortion protest at AlamoAn anti-abortion group thought they had the green light to broadcast abortions in front of the Alamo on Wednesday.
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
Nation Now

Washington student allowed to bring religious knife to class

Washington student allowed to bring religious knife to classLike all religions, the Sikh faith is steeped in tradition. One of the most revered is the carrying of a Kirpan, a sword or dagger, at all times.
  • Nation Now
  • 1 week ago
Health

Texas Ebola task force holds first hearing in Austin

Texas Ebola task force holds first hearing in AustinGov. Rick Perry's infectious disease task force is discussing ways to diagnose and isolate patients with Ebola more quickly.
  • Health
  • 1 week ago
The Oval

W.H. fence jumper charged with assault, making threats

W.H. fence jumper charged with assault, making threatsThe latest White House fence jumper remains in custody.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week ago
Nation

U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant release

U.S. misinformed Congress, public on immigrant releaseThe U.S. released immigrants with more serious convictions than were disclosed.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Television

'Madam Secretary' template? Not Hillary

'Madam Secretary' template? Not HillaryTéa Leoni had a model in mind when she shaped the role of Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord in the new CBS series Madam Secretary.
  • Television
  • 1 week ago
Local

New poll: Voters wary of Astrodome park plan

New poll: Voters wary of Astrodome park planWhat do you do with an empty eighth wonder of the world?
  • Local
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Election Resource Guide: Early voting locations, polling places and sample ballots

Election Resource Guide: Early voting locations, polling places and sample ballotsEarly voting locations, polling places and sample ballots
  • News
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Texas

Activists to show abortion footage on jumbo-tron at Alamo Plaza

Activists to show abortion footage on jumbo-tron at Alamo PlazaDeep in the heart of San Antonio, Mark Harrington said it's the perfect place to bring up a very controversial issue.
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
The Oval

Obama mourns Ben Bradlee

Obama mourns Ben BradleePresident Obama honors the newsman who died Tuesday.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Elections

Harris Co. DA's race a dead heat in new poll

Harris Co. DA's race a dead heat in new pollThe KHOU - Houston Public Media poll showed the Harris County district attorney's race couldn't be much closer
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Elections

These 5 House races could determine political trends

These 5 House races could determine political trendsUSA TODAY's Susan Page takes a look at the five U.S. House races you should pay attention to on November 4.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Both candidates for Texas governor hit Houston hard

Both candidates for Texas governor hit Houston hardThey may have started the day on the same page but it doesn't take for these two to return to their differences.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
People

Listen to police audio of Bristol Palin sobbing after big brawl

Listen to police audio of Bristol Palin sobbing after big brawlBristol Palin gives an expletive-filled testimony in a police recording about a birthday party gone wrong.
  • People
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Nation

American held by N. Korea gets tearful reunion in Ohio

American held by N. Korea gets tearful reunion in OhioJeffrey Fowle was detained for nearly half a year for leaving a Bible at a nightclub.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Abbott, Patrick command big leads in KHOU – Houston Public Media Poll

Abbott, Patrick command big leads in KHOU – Houston Public Media PollAbbott's supported by 47 percent of likely voters surveyed for the poll, compared to Wendy Davis' 32 percent
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
World

China's Communist Party weighs boosting rule of law

China's Communist Party weighs boosting rule of lawRule of law has different meaning in China than in the West.
  • World
  • 1 week, 1 day ago