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Republicans moving to approve short-term DHS funding

Republicans moving to approve short-term DHS funding

Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to…

Senate moving Homeland Security bill while House stalls

Senate moving Homeland Security bill while House stalls

The Senate is moving forward on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department, but the House is in limbo two days away from a partial agency shutdown as conservatives angrily…

Obama still looking for a supporter of military force

Obama still looking for a supporter of military force

One day after President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation backing the use of military force against Islamic State militants, he’s still searching for his first outright supporter for the measure.…

Obama asks for authority for military force against ISIS

Obama asks for authority for military force against ISIS

President Barack Obama sent Congress legislation Wednesday to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, asking lawmakers to “show the world we are united in our resolve” to defeat militants…

Obama plays both sides on ground troops question

Obama plays both sides on ground troops question

A model of ambiguity, the White House isn’t saying it favors a role for U.S. ground forces in combatting Islamic State terrorists. But it isn’t saying it opposes one, either.…

Ohio bartender threatens to kill Boehner

Ohio bartender threatens to kill Boehner

An Ohio bartender with a history of psychiatric illness was indicted on a charge of threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner, possibly by poisoning his drink at a country…

New Congress gets quick veto threat from Obama

New Congress gets quick veto threat from Obama

In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, then ran straight into a White House veto threat…

$1.1 trillion spending bill finally clears Congress

$1.1 trillion spending bill finally clears Congress

Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama’s signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican challenge to the administration’s new…

GOP hopefuls avoid immigration specifics

GOP hopefuls avoid immigration specifics

The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama’s order blocking deportation for millions of…

Who will win, who will lose in Tuesday’s elections?

Who will win, who will lose in Tuesday’s elections?

Public campaigning gave way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships at stake. President Barack…

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