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  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    WASHINGTON – Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an ele ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Education Department tries to ease testing worries

    WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Foley's death isn't changing views in Congress

    WASHINGTON – For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervent ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Audit: 'Obamacare' tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON – An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according t ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Obama on Ferguson: Time to listen, not just shout

    WASHINGTON – Calling for understanding in the face of racially charged anger, President Barack Obama said Monday that the vast majority of protesters ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Possible immigration rift for Obama with Democrats

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • IRS failed to check contractors' backgrounds

    WASHINGTON – The IRS failed to do background checks on some private contractors who handled confidential taxpayer information, exposing more than a mi ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:42 pm
  • DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

    WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Hawaii Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

    HONOLULU – Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differ ...
    Aug. 10, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Obama proposes broader long-term strategy in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed a broader long-term strategy to confront Islamic militants in Iraq, who have surprised U.S. i ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

    WASHINGTON – Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, le ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Major provisions of veterans health care bill

    A bill approved by Congress aims to alleviate delays many veterans have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end t ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Groups: U.S. political effort in Cuba hurts aid work

    WASHINGTON – A U.S. program in Cuba that secretly used an HIV-prevention workshop for political activism was assailed Monday by international public h ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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