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Snowden: Proposed NSA reforms ‘vindicate’ his actions

Snowden: Proposed NSA reforms ‘vindicate’ his actions

Former security contractor Edward Snowden, addressing a sympathetic crowd at a tech-heavy event in Austin, Texas, on Monday from a secret location in Russia, said proposed reforms at the National…

Kamala Harris: A rising California political star

Kamala Harris: A rising California political star

California Attorney General Kamala Harris sought to engage and energize fellow Democrats on Saturday and warned them not to become complacent with their domination of state politics. A rising star…

House votes to delay Obamacare penalty

House votes to delay Obamacare penalty

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to delay for one year the tax penalty Americans will pay under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law if they decline to…

Obama’s problem: Push agenda without raising deficit

Obama’s problem: Push agenda without raising deficit

President Barack Obama will unveil a budget this week that seeks to boost spending on new initiatives such as road repairs, education programs and tax breaks for the working poor…

Budgets? We don’t need no stinkin’ budgets

Budgets?  We don’t need no stinkin’ budgets

Democrats in the U.S. Senate won’t bother passing their own budget this year, arguing that a deal in December has already set spending levels for the 2015 fiscal year and…

Prominent Republicans urge veto of Arizona anti-gay bill

Prominent Republicans urge veto of Arizona anti-gay bill

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer came under mounting pressure on Tuesday from other prominent Republicans and consultants to veto a controversial bill described by critics as a license to discriminate against…

Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama angers Chinese

Obama’s meeting with Dalai Lama angers Chinese

President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama on Friday, prompting the Chinese government to ask why the White House ignored Beijing’s warnings that the meeting with the…

Washington approves college grants for illegal aliens

Washington approves college grants for illegal aliens

Washington state lawmakers have voted to make students brought to the United States illegally by their parents eligible for need-based college financial aid. Passage of the measure, which supporters have…

‘Virtual fence’ to block illegal immigrants proposed in Arizona

‘Virtual fence’ to block illegal immigrants proposed in Arizona

Arizona could spend $30 million to construct a “virtual fence” to ensure the federal government is securing the U.S.-Mexico border from drug smugglers and illegal immigrants under a measure that…

More weak data for America’s troubled economy

More weak data for America’s troubled economy

U.S. homebuilder confidence suffered its largest one-month drop ever in February, heightening concerns that recent signs of weakness in the economy reflect deeper problems than the severe weather that has…