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The big question: Can Obama, GOP work together?

The big question: Can Obama, GOP work together?

It’s Washington’s billion-dollar question: whether President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans can really make nice and forestall ever-greater dysfunction in a new era of divided government. The first clues will…

Veteran American diplomat under investigation

Veteran American diplomat under investigation

A former veteran U.S. diplomat and expert on Pakistan is the subject of a federal investigation and had her security clearance revoked last month, the State Department said Thursday. The…

FBI agent inpersonated an AP reporter

FBI agent inpersonated an AP reporter

FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility. In a letter…

Appeals Court upholds gay marriage bans in four states

Appeals Court upholds gay marriage bans in four states

A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed its way again. A federal appeals court Thursday halted a run of rulings…

How courts differ on gay marriage rulings

How courts differ on gay marriage rulings

Breaking ranks with rulings from other federal courts, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Ohio upheld gay marriage bans in four states, saying the courts aren’t the…

A strong monthly job gain: Will it continue?

A strong monthly job gain: Will it continue?

Just after a midterm election that was driven by voters’ anxiety about the U.S. economy, the government is likely Friday to report the latest strong monthly job gain. Employers are…

Obama strikes defiant tone, says he is optimistic

Obama strikes defiant tone, says he is optimistic

For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again. A…

Dissatisfaction, turnout drove GOP to big wins

Dissatisfaction, turnout drove GOP to big wins

A sharp drop in turnout, a wave of voter unhappiness with both parties and a geographically favorable slate of Senate races combined to give the GOP the advantage it needed…

After the rout, Republicans ready to get moving

After the rout, Republicans ready to get moving

Their rout complete, Republicans are celebrating sweeping victories from North Carolina to Colorado. The GOP’s success, however, may have as much to do with the dynamics of a low-turnout midterm…

Are we ready for a younger Senate?

Are we ready for a younger Senate?

The next Senate will be slightly younger than the current one. With several races still to be called, the 11 newly-minted senators set to take office in January are, on…