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Backtrack on deportations carries political risk

Backtrack on deportations carries political risk

President Barack Obama’s new promise to seek ways to ease his administration’s rate of deportations aims to mollify angry immigrant advocates but carries risks for a White House that has insisted it has little recourse. In asking Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to review enforcement practices, Obama could undo already fragile congressional efforts to overhaul […]

Key deadline for Obamacare is approaching

Key deadline for Obamacare is approaching

Uninsured Americans face an important deadline at the end of this month, and many don’t realize it. March 31 is the last day to sign up for health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty for failing to obtain insurance for 2014 under the federal health care overhaul. The Obama administration says about 4 million people […]

Former Christie aide shows up to contest subpoena

Former Christie aide shows up to contest subpoena

A key figure in a political payback investigation involving Gov. Chris Christie’s administration voluntarily came to court to watch lawyers argue over whether her subpoena from a legislative investigatory panel should be quashed. A lawyer said Bridget Kelly, the former Christie aide at the center of a plot to block traffic near the George Washington […]

WikiLeaks founder hints new NSA leaks coming

WikiLeaks founder hints new NSA leaks coming

Speaking over Skype from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his living situation is a bit like prison — with a more lenient visitor policy. He also hinted that new leaks are coming from WikiLeaks, though he gave no specifics on what these might be. Assange, who has been confined […]

Couples sue Indiana over gay marriage ban

Couples sue Indiana over gay marriage ban

Four gay couples from southern Indiana sued the state Friday, seeking to force Indiana to recognize same-sex marriages from out of state and issue licenses to same-sex couples. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New Albany, Ind., asks a federal judge to overturn Indiana’s Defense of Marriage Act, which declares same-sex marriages void even […]

Hillary Clinton a major target on CPAC’s final day

Hillary Clinton a major target on CPAC’s final day

Hillary Rodham Clinton “has a lot to explain” should she run for president, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told the nation’s largest gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, the final day of its annual meeting. The Republican firebrand, one of the few women featured at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference, raised pointed questions about the […]