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Boehner admits Homeland Security shutdown possible

Boehner admits Homeland Security shutdown possible

House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down at month’s end because of a budget impasse, and he’s blaming Senate Democrats…

Alabama uses states’ rights to fight gay marriage

Alabama uses states’ rights to fight gay marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore’s judicial building office overlooks Montgomery’s Dexter Avenue, a history-soaked thoroughfare topped by the Alabama Capitol where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated president of the Confederacy and…

Web glitch hits health care signups

Web glitch hits health care signups

After a computer glitch got patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official…

The battle continues over Hillary Clinton’s war vote

The battle continues over Hillary Clinton’s war vote

In 2002, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton cast a vote in favor of the Iraq war that would later come to haunt her presidential campaign. Now, a new crop of senators…

Network outage brings down part of Postal Service

A network outage disrupted some services late Thursday and through Friday at the U.S. Postal Service, including package handling at some local post offices, the agency said. Postal Service email…

Obama goes to Silicon Valley to focus on cybersecurity

Obama goes to Silicon Valley to focus on cybersecurity

Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun…

Republicans find control more illusion than reality

Republicans find control more illusion than reality

A month into their newfound control of both chambers of Congress, it wasn’t supposed to be like this for Republicans. Instead of advancing a conservative agenda and showing voters they…

Keystone XL debacle: Will Obama, GOP compromise?

Keystone XL debacle: Will Obama, GOP compromise?

A looming veto by President Barack Obama of a Republican-championed bill foreshadows a key question for the White House: whether the president and Republicans can find areas to work together,…

Pressure increases for Oregon governor to resign

Pressure increases for Oregon governor to resign

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is showing no sign of walking away from a decades-long political career, even though he’s been abandoned by most of his party’s leadership amid influence-peddling allegations…

Will Obama’s successor inherit his Mideast problems?

Will Obama’s successor inherit his Mideast problems?

Seeking war power authority for three years, President Barack Obama is setting up the prospect that his successor will become the third American president in a row overseeing U.S. military…