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Politics

Obamacare: 5 things to know about the law's future

Obamacare: 5 things to know about the law's futureAlthough Americans are signing up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges for the second year, there is some uncertainty in the law's future, with legal and legislative challenges ahead.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

Could the immigration fight cause another government shutdown?

Could the immigration fight cause another government shutdown?As all signs point to President Baarack Obama taking robust executive action on immigration reform before the end of the year, Republicans in Congress are promising an all-out brawl in protest.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Politics

Gov. Perry promoted adviser with 3 alcohol offenses

Gov. Perry promoted adviser with 3 alcohol offensesGov. Rick Perry has pushed to remove the Travis County district attorney from office after she was arrested for drunken driving
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Washington

Poll: Resistance to Obama order on immigration

Poll: Resistance to Obama order on immigrationPoll: More resistance than support for Obama on immigration, but a consensus on energy.
  • Washington
  • 6 days, 14 hours ago
Politics

How would the Keystone pipeline affect U.S. gas prices?

How would the Keystone pipeline affect U.S. gas prices?Although Congress is pushing toward a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, one question regarding the controversial energy project remains subject to debate -- whether it would lower or raise U.S. gas prices.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 17 hours ago
Texas

Fort Worth end-of-life case may weigh on legislature

Fort Worth end-of-life case may weigh on legislatureNovember 26 will mark a grim one-year anniversary; the day Fort Worth mother Marlise Munoz collapsed at home and was declared brain dead
  • Texas
  • 6 days, 18 hours ago
Washington

Voices: For the Clintons, the past is not even past

Voices: For the Clintons, the past is not even pastFor Bill and Hillary Clinton, not to mention Barack Obama, the past is not even past.
  • Washington
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
The Oval

Senate Democrats back Obama immigration orders

Senate Democrats back Obama immigration ordersDemocratic leaders send the president a supportive letter on immigration.
  • The Oval
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
World

Putin: Russia won't allow a rebel defeat in Ukraine

Putin: Russia won't allow a rebel defeat in UkraineUkraine's president warns of 'total war' in the rebel stronghold of eastern Ukraine.
  • World
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Investigations

Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraudThe Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan estimated that between $31 billion and $60 billion was lost to waste and fraud during U.S. operations in those countries
  • Investigations
  • 1 week ago
Texas

More schools forgoing Board of Ed-approved books

More schools forgoing Board of Ed-approved booksMore school districts and public charter schools are utilizing a 2011 law allowing them to purchase books on their own with or without board approval
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Washington

House approves Keystone XL pipeline, Senate up next

House approves Keystone XL pipeline, Senate up nextThe House approved a bill to authorize immediate construction of a controversial pipeline.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

AP Sources: Executive order to affect millions

AP Sources: Executive order to affect millionsPresident Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Washington

McConnell vows war with Obama over coal

McConnell vows war with Obama over coalMcConnell says he and fellow Republicans will combat White House "in any way that we can."
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Nation

Obama to push for more Internet access in schools

Obama to push for more Internet access in schoolsPresident Obama will talk about efforts to wire the nation's schools for Internet access.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Washington

Pentagon seeks billions to overhaul nuclear forces

Pentagon seeks billions to overhaul nuclear forcesReports found morale problems and aging infrastructure throughout nuclear force
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
World

Islamic State says it'll mint own coins

Islamic State says it'll mint own coinsMilitants create new currency to "change the tyrannical monetary system" modeled on West.
  • World
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Bush picks 5 for land commissioner transition team

Bush picks 5 for land commissioner transition teamLand commissioner-elect George P. Bush has hired a staff of five for his transition team ahead of his Jan. 2 swearing-in.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Politics

Conservatives threaten immigration showdown

Conservatives threaten immigration showdownSome conservative Republicans want to drag must-pass spending bills into their fight with President Barack Obama
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

Obama clears the air on climate-change deal with China

Obama clears the air on climate-change deal with ChinaThe U.S. and China struck a carbon emissions deal after about nine months of private talks.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Texas

Missing students in Mexico prompt Dallas protest

Missing students in Mexico prompt Dallas protestIn the month that saw many in North Texas focused on the Ebola outbreak, national outrage was growing south of the border in Mexico
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
World

NATO: Russia moving combat troops into east Ukraine

NATO: Russia moving combat troops into east UkraineThe White House has said any attempt to seize more territory would violate the cease-fire.
  • World
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Weather

China hacks into U.S. weather satellite network

China hacks into U.S. weather satellite networkTwo days earlier, the Postal Service said it was hacked, reportedly by the Chinese.
  • Weather
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Washington

At Supreme Court, secretiveness attracts snoops

At Supreme Court, secretiveness attracts snoopsThe Supreme Court is drawing new attention for its lack of transparency.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Washington

Liberal donors plan new investments in state politics

Liberal donors plan new investments in state politicsDemocrats want to boost their presence in state legislatures and influence ballot measures.
  • Washington
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Politics

Judge could rule as early as Wednesday on Gov. Perry case

Judge could rule as early as Wednesday on Gov. Perry caseA judge could rule as soon as Wednesday on whether the felony case against Gov. Rick Perry should be dismissed.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Texas

Abbott makes first nomination as governor-elect

Abbott makes first nomination as governor-electRepublican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott has chosen a new Texas secretary of state in his first nomination since his landslide victory last week.
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
World

After Asia–Pacific summit, Obama focuses on China ties

After Asia–Pacific summit, Obama focuses on China tiesChina and the USA back rival trade pacts for the Asia Pacific. Beijing's plan got a boost Tuesday after a major economic summit.
  • World
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Elections

Potential 2016 candidate: Bernie Sanders

Potential 2016 candidate: Bernie SandersLatest coverage of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
  • Elections
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Texas

State puts no limits on sale of powerful explosive

State puts no limits on sale of powerful explosiveSo potentially destructive is ammonium nitrate that Attorney General Abbott issued a ruling that the location of ammonium nitrate fertilizer can be withheld
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
The Oval

Rihanna does a turn at the White House podium

Rihanna does a turn at the White House podiumThe famed singer gets a White House tour.
  • The Oval
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

President Bush to receive medal for fall of Berlin Wall

President Bush to receive medal for fall of Berlin WallAt the library built in President George H. W. Bush's honor a section of the Berlin Wall stands as a reminder of a different and dangerous era.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Texas

Bush father, son want Jeb Bush run for White House

Bush father, son want Jeb Bush run for White HouseFormer President George W. Bush formally launches his personal biography of his father at a joint appearance with George H.W. Bush at the father's Texas A&M university presidential library.
  • Texas
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Nation

Obama endorses net neutrality

Obama endorses net neutralityThe president says an open Internet "is essential to the American economy."
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Tech

U.S. Postal Service hacked, told Congress Oct. 22

U.S. Postal Service hacked, told Congress Oct. 22Roughly 800,000 employees were affected by the intrusion.
  • Tech
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Law experts want charges dropped against Gov. Perry

Law experts want charges dropped against Gov. PerrySome of the nation's best-known lawyers and legal scholars filed a request in state district court Monday for a judge to dismiss felony charges against Gov. Rick Perry.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 5 days ago