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  • Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarter ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON – Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just tw ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Egypt seeks broader alliance efforts with U.S. over Libya

    CAIRO – As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt presse ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Eyeing 2016, Marco Rubio stresses border security

    MIAMI – Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • U.S. sharply cutting deportations

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Obama to outline strategy to defeat Islamic State

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will outline plans this week for an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat violent Islamic State militants in Iraq and S ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

    WASHINGTON – The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    WASHINGTON – Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Court rules against Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – A U.S. appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday that gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana violate the U.S. Constitution — thereby bumpi ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

    KITTERY, Maine – Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journali ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Obama says ISIL beheading videos won't intimidate U.S.

    TALLINN, Estonia – President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 9:01 am
  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Problems abound with health law immigration papers

    MIAMI – More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 12:12 pm
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