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GOP lament: What is Ted Cruz doing?

GOP lament: What is Ted Cruz doing?

One colleague called the tactics of tea party-backed Sen. Ted Cruz on the $1.1 trillion spending bill a painful echo of last year’s 16-day partial government shutdown. Another senator said…

In or out for Jeb Bush in 2016?

In or out for Jeb Bush in 2016?

Jeb Bush’s big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide “in short order” whether to run for president. But supporters are struggling to understand what his actions…

Black churches protest police slayings

Black churches protest police slayings

Congregants in African-American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed black…

$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…

Demostration at Capitol over deaths of blacks

Demostration at Capitol over deaths of blacks

Demonstrators nationwide protesting the fatal shootings of unarmed black men killed by police chanted “I can’t breathe!” ”Hands up, don’t shoot!” and waved signs that read “Black lives matter!” as…

More documents released in Ferguson, Missouri

More documents released in Ferguson, Missouri

A prosecutor released hundreds of pages of additional documents Saturday from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown, including an interview transcript of a friend who initially asserted…

Justice Scalia: Torture has a place in fighting terrorists

Justice Scalia: Torture has a place in fighting terrorists

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is joining the debate over the Senate’s torture report by saying it’s hard to rule out the use of extreme measures to extract information if…

CIA medics played role in torture of prisoners

CIA medics played role in torture of prisoners

From the early stages of the CIA’s coercive interrogations of terror detainees, the agency’s health professionals were intimately involved. Front-line medics and psychologists monitored and advised on abusive tactics, even…

Senate GOP joins anger over spending bill

Senate GOP joins anger over spending bill

First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it’s the Senate Republicans’ turn, specifically Ted Cruz…

Police shooting protestors descend on DC Saturday

Police shooting protestors descend on DC Saturday

Protesters plan to converge on the nation’s capital on Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Civil rights organizations plan…