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At Navy Yard service, Obama rails against gun violence

At Navy Yard service, Obama rails against gun violence

President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Sunday for Americans to overcome their “creeping resignation” about gun violence and demand tougher gun laws following the country’s latest mass shooting.…

Hillary Clinton pondering pros and cons of expected White House run

Hillary Clinton pondering pros and cons of expected White House run

Hillary Clinton acknowledges that she is wrestling with whether to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016, well aware of the “political and governmental challenges” she would face if she…

Issa plans Libya trip as part of probe into Obama’s actions

Issa plans Libya trip as part of probe into Obama’s actions

Republican Representative Darrell Issa, a leader of the congressional charge to investigate the Obama administration’s handling of the Benghazi attacks, is scheduled to travel to Libya next week as part…

What happens if the government shuts down?

Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress are waging a budget battle that threatens a government shutdown on October 1 unless lawmakers reach a compromise on a federal spending measure.…

Secret court defends government spying on Americans

Secret court defends government spying on Americans

The surveillance court that oversees the U.S. government’s massive collection of telephone data gave its fullest defense to date on Tuesday of why it considers the program lawful, despite the…

Police warned military about mental problems of Navy Yard shooter

Police warned military about mental problems of Navy Yard shooter

Rhode Island police warned the U.S. Navy last month that Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis had reported “hearing voices,” raising further questions about how he gained security clearance at…

Fed may reduce bond buying and stay with low interest ratess

Fed may reduce bond buying and stay with low interest ratess

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to begin its long retreat from ultra-easy monetary policy on Wednesday by announcing a small reduction in its bond buying, while stressing that interest…

An offhand remark by Kerry put a Syria deal into play

An offhand remark by Kerry put a Syria deal into play

Whether deft diplomacy or a rhetorical stumble, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has managed to crack open the door to a possible solution to the Syrian crisis that could…

Sharp slide in support for Obama’s plans to attack Syria

Sharp slide in support for Obama’s plans to attack Syria

White House efforts to convince the U.S. Congress to back military action against Syria are not only failing, they seem to be stiffening the opposition. That was the assessment on…

Undecided lawmakers control Syria vote

Undecided lawmakers control Syria vote

The fate of a congressional resolution to authorize President Barack Obama’s planned military strikes on Syria hinged on Thursday on scores of undecided U.S. lawmakers, with party loyalty appearing increasingly…