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Obama to Republicans: Shutdown could bring ‘economic chaos’

Obama to Republicans: Shutdown could bring ‘economic chaos’

A potential federal shutdown looming, President Barack Obama on Monday warned congressional Republicans they could trigger national “economic chaos” if they demand a delay of his health care law as…

Congress looking to scale back on mandatory prison terms

Congress looking to scale back on mandatory prison terms

Every weekend, Cindy Martinson treks from her home in Mason City, Iowa, about 160 miles roundtrip to Waseca, Minn. She visits the federal prison there, where her daughter Mandy Martinson,…

William Daley abruptly quits race for Illinois governor

William Daley abruptly quits race for Illinois governor

Just months ago, former White House chief of staff William Daley was among several influential Democrats threatening primary challenges to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn from within his own party. But…

Former Navy electrician kills 12 and also dies in Navy Yard shooting

Former Navy electrician kills 12 and also dies in Navy Yard shooting

A former Navy man opened fire Monday morning inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, spraying bullets at office workers in the cafeteria and the halls, authorities…

Shooting spree at Washington Navy Yard leaves at least 12 dead

Shooting spree at Washington Navy Yard leaves at least 12 dead

As many as three gunmen opened fire Monday inside the Washington Navy Yard, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation’s capital. At…

Obama claiming credit for eonomic ‘turnaround’

Obama claiming credit for eonomic ‘turnaround’

President Barack Obama is seeking credit for an economic turnaround, using the fifth anniversary of the collapse of the Lehman Brothers investment bank to highlight signs of recovery and to…

Summers out of Fed chief chase

Summers out of Fed chief chase

For weeks, Lawrence Summers had been considered the leading candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman. A renowned economist, Summers built close ties to President Barack Obama when…

Was U.S. ‘outfoxed’ on Syria?

Was U.S. ‘outfoxed’ on Syria?

Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Russians and had lost leverage in trying to end the civil…

Obama unsure about Russia

Obama unsure about Russia

President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat they pose to Syrians and the world.…

Tight budgets, more income gap

Tight budgets, more income gap

On the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, President Barack Obama says the Republican focus on budget tightening could widen income disparities in the nation even as the economy…