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Government shutdown? Who, us?

Government shutdown? Who, us?

  Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year’s government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president’s pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.…

Obama will push climate change in final two years

Obama will push climate change in final two years

With just two years left in power, President Barack Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming above almost all else as he seeks to leave an imprint on…

Navy secretary travels, a lot, at taxpayer expense

Navy secretary travels, a lot, at taxpayer expense

The Navy secretary has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on overseas travel, racking up more than 930,000 miles on trips that cost the taxpayer more…

Scrambling for Senate votes on Keystone XL pipeline

Scrambling for Senate votes on Keystone XL pipeline

With the clock ticking, supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find the last vote. With 59 Senators publicly voicing support, the…

Feds approve fracking in a national forest

Feds approve fracking in a national forest

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia’s governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts…

Delay in treatments before Ebola patient died

Delay in treatments before Ebola patient died

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms — a delay that doctors…

State Dept. shuts down email after hacked

State Dept. shuts down email after hacked

The State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system as technicians repair possible damage from a suspected hacker attack. A senior department official…

Hagel says Iraqi troops on fast-track training

Hagel says Iraqi troops on fast-track training

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that the U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants. Hagel said U.S. special operations troops…

This time around, HealthCare.gov is working well

This time around, HealthCare.gov is working well

As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year’s frozen computer screens and…

Record number of foreign students at U.S. schools

Record number of foreign students at U.S. schools

  The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly one-third coming from China. A report by the Institute of…