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Obama faces new problems in a remade Mideast

Obama faces new problems in a remade Mideast

On his second trip to the Middle East as U.S. commander in chief, President Barack Obama this week will confront a political and strategic landscape nearly unrecognizable from the one…

Supremes will decide on requiring proof of citizenship to vote

Supremes will decide on requiring proof of citizenship to vote

The Supreme Court will struggle this week with the validity of an Arizona law that tries to keep illegal immigrants from voting by demanding all state residents show documents proving…

Obama’s ‘charm offensive’ on budget is turning sour

Obama’s ‘charm offensive’ on budget is turning sour

Over dinner at a swank hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would support a gradual increase in the age…

Obama’s recent budget outreach: Real or just fluff?

Obama’s recent budget outreach: Real or just fluff?

At a recent gathering of House committee and subcommittee chairmen, Republican lawmakers were asked if they could name the legislative affairs staffer at the White House responsible for staying in…

Grand jury investigating Sen. Robert Menendez

Grand jury investigating Sen. Robert Menendez

Sen. Robert Menendez is being investigated by a Miami federal grand jury for his role in advocating for the business interests of a wealthy donor and friend, The Washington Post…

Pay raises for political employees raises ire in Louisiana

Pay raises for political employees raises ire in Louisiana

Lawmakers bristled Wednesday over pay raises handed out by Louisiana‘s statewide elected officials while the state struggled with continuing budget shortfalls and repeated cuts. Members of the House Appropriations Committee…

CPAC bringing Romney, Ryan back onto center stage

CPAC bringing Romney, Ryan back onto center stage

The Republican Party’s 2012 presidential ticket is returning to the national stage as thousands of conservative activists gather outside Washington to examine the GOP’s future. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will…

A third of American counties are dying

A third of American counties are dying

A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young…

Republicans showcase budget differences with Obama

Republicans showcase budget differences with Obama

House Republicans are staking out stark differences with Democrats as they prepare to meet with President Barack Obama for talks over the budget impasse, while Obama is conceding that a…

Disturbing questions about veterans charity in Florida

Disturbing questions about veterans charity in Florida

The next phase of an investigation into a veterans charity accused of being a front for a $300 million gambling operation will focus on lobbying and campaign donations, authorities said.…