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More problems for the IRS

More problems for the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service, already under fire after officials disclosed that the agency targeted conservative groups, faces increased scrutiny because of an inspector general’s report that it spent about $50…

Immigration bill expected to pass Senate by July 4

Immigration bill expected to pass Senate by July 4

A lawmaker who helped negotiate a bipartisan bill to overhaul immigration predicted on Sunday that comprehensive legislation would overwhelmingly pass the Senate by July 4 while House Republicans cautioned that…

Obama, actors work to reduce stigma of mental illness

Obama, actors work to reduce stigma of mental illness

Actors Bradley Cooper and Glenn Close are among those gathering Monday at the White House for a conference on mental health, organized as part of President Barack Obama’s response to…

Political passion takes a holiday

Political passion takes a holiday

Four years after the summer of rage that fueled the tea party movement, the political circuit is much quieter — even in Republican bastions like this. It’s not clear whether…

Hagel deals with Vietnam memories on Asia trip

Hagel deals with Vietnam memories on Asia trip

Forty-five years ago, as the Vietnam war raged on, Army Spc. Chuck Hagel and Nguyen Tan Dung were on opposite sides of combat serving in the Mekong Delta — both…

Republicans discover small government is not always better

Republicans discover small government is not always better

One major principle of Barack Obama’s presidency that his foes love to hate — that government, when it works right, can be best-equipped to aid and protect Americans — is…

Sexual assault probe underway at Naval Academy

Sexual assault probe underway at Naval Academy

The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating allegations that three football team members sexually assaulted a female midshipman at an off-campus house more than a year ago, a Pentagon spokesman said…

Obama claims to see signs of strength in economy

Obama claims to see signs of strength in economy

President Barack Obama says the economy is showing new signs of strength. He’s pointing to the auto industry, new jobs and a recovering housing market as signs of progress. In…

Threatening letters spotlight Bloomberg’s role in gun control debate

Threatening letters spotlight Bloomberg’s role in gun control debate

A suspicious letter mailed to the White House was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun law debate sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the…

White House: ‘Obamacare will offer more choices

White House: ‘Obamacare will offer more choices

Insurance companies are showing interest in providing coverage under the new health care law, a development likely to increase market competition and give uninsured people more choices than they now…