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McAuliffe leading in Virginia poll

McAuliffe leading in Virginia poll

Democrat Terry McAuliffe is up 6 percentage points over Republican rival Ken Cuccinelli among voters likely to cast ballots in the Virginia gubernatorial election in November, according to a Quinnipiac…

Can Obama regain momentum?

Can Obama regain momentum?

Shadowed by turmoil in Egypt and domestic controversies, President Barack Obama will seek to regain political momentum on a bus tour during which he will push his plans for stoking…

Ted Cruz: American or Canadian?

Ted Cruz: American or Canadian?

Senator Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican whose recent travel has fueled speculation that he may run for president in 2016, has released his birth certificate, showing he was born in…

Illinois expands background checks on all gun purchases

Illinois expands background checks on all gun purchases

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a…

GOP approves debate boycott

GOP approves debate boycott

The U.S. Republican party resolved on Friday to boycott any 2016 presidential debates sponsored by CNN and NBC if the networks go ahead with plans to make special programs on…

Al Qaeda: ‘Kill more Americans’

Al Qaeda: ‘Kill more Americans’

An American al Qaeda militant has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on September 11 last…

Yes, Virginia, there is an Area 51

Yes, Virginia, there is an Area 51

National security scholars at George Washington University have some good news and bad news for UFO buffs – the U.S. government has finally confirmed the existence of Area 51 in…

Pentagon set to extend benefits to same-sex couples

The Pentagon on Wednesday announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed military personnel and civilian employees, in response to the Supreme Court ruling in June forcing…

GOP ramps up war on IRS

GOP ramps up war on IRS

Two Republican lawmakers on Tuesday demanded that an Internal Revenue Service official who triggered investigations into the tax agency’s scrutiny of conservative political groups turn over personal emails. Lois Lerner,…

Obama claims new limits against spying on Americans by America’s government

Obama claims new limits against spying on Americans by America’s government

President Barack Obama announced plans on Friday to limit sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs that have come under criticism since leaks by a former spy agency contractor, saying the United…