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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
  • 6 days, 7 hours 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 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 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 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 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 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, 1 day 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 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, 1 day 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, 2 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, 1 day 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, 2 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
  • 1 week, 3 days 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
  • 1 week, 3 days 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, 3 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
  • 2 weeks, 3 days 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, 1 day 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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
  • 2 weeks, 4 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 5 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 5 days 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 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 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
  • 2 weeks, 6 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 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 ago
Nation

Supreme Court to review EPA mercury emission rules

Supreme Court to review EPA mercury emission rulesThe court will consider industry claims that mercury emission rules are too costly.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Nation

Colo. regulators can't answer basic pot questions

Colo. regulators can't answer basic pot questionsNew marketplace still "buyer beware" as questions about pot safety, THC content unanswered.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Nation Now

Room service? Presidential turkeys await pardon at historic D.C. hotel

Room service? Presidential turkeys await pardon at historic D.C. hotelTurkeys are staying at the Willard Hotel before the official White House pardon.
  • Nation Now
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Texas

Death row inmate loses at top Texas appeals court

Death row inmate loses at top Texas appeals courtThe state's top criminal court has refused to halt next week's scheduled execution
  • Texas
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Abbott: No decision yet on Obama immigration suit

Abbott: No decision yet on Obama immigration suitGov.-elect Greg Abbott is again vowing to sue the Obama administration for lifting the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Texas among states pushing to overturn Maryland gun-control law

Texas among states pushing to overturn Maryland gun-control lawTwenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Secretary of Defense Hagel announces his resignation

Secretary of Defense Hagel announces his resignationPresident Obama announced the resignation of Chuck Hagel Monday
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation

Obama honors civil rights martyrs at medal ceremony

Obama honors civil rights martyrs at medal ceremonyPresident Obama presents 19 individuals with the Medal of Freedom.
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago