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  • 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
  • Obama hosts Africa summit with an eye on legacy

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is gathering nearly 50 African heads of state in Washington for an unprecedented summit aimed in part at building ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Lawmakers struggle to reach drought relief deal

    WASHINGTON – Prospects for a drought relief bill to help California farmers appear as likely as the state being deluged by three straight days of rain ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Experts: Obama can do a lot to change immigration

    WASHINGTON – What can President Barack Obama actually do without Congress to change U.S. immigration policies? A lot, it turns out.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 10:07 am
  • House OKs bill to address border crisis

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home with ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Kirk seeks investigation of federal disaster funds

    CHICAGO – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is asking federal officials to open an investigation into millions in federal disaster relief funds that Demo ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Sen. Durbin wants feds to look at rail delays

    SPRINGFIELD – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. – After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds

    WASHINGTON – The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's in ...
    July 31, 2014 - 6:32 pm
  • Congress OKs VA, highway bills; no action on border measure

    WASHINGTON — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

    MOSCOW – Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on ...
    July 30, 2014 - 9:38 am
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