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  • Bill would alert travelers about passport checks

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around the world are failing to r ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

    WASHINGTON — Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.
    April 12, 2014 - 12:44 am
  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democ ...
    April 9, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Senate approves jobless bill

    WASHINGTON – The Senate voted, 59-38, Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican suppor ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Hagel tours China's new aircraft carrier

    BEIJING – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour Monday of China's first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard ...
    April 7, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • GOP Immigration backers see service path to status

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stymied on comprehensive immigration overhaul, House Republicans are pushing a plan to give young immigrants brought to the country ...
    April 15, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • House GOP moves against health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have voted for the 52nd time to change the president's health care law. The 248-179 vote comes just days after the ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:40 pm
  • Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report

    WASHINGTON – The Senate intelligence committee has voted to release parts of a classified report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations aft ...
    April 3, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • Obama selfie: White House objects to Samsung use

    WASHINGTON – The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsu ...
    April 3, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • In Michigan, Obama presses for higher minimum wage

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state's ongoing ...
    April 2, 2014 - 7:28 pm
  • Obama arrives in Chicago for fundraisers

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in his hometown of Chicago.Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    April 2, 2014 - 4:41 pm
  • In Michigan, Obama calls for minimum wage hike

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing for an increase in the minimum wage, saying no one who works full time should be in poverty.
    April 2, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • House GOP plan seeks health cuts to balance budget

    WASHINGTON – Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on trans ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Supreme court voids overall contribution limits

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may mak ...
    April 2, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Former CIA official disputes claims on Benghazi

    WASHINGTON – The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi a ...
    April 3, 2014 - 5:17 pm
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