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White House finds no real joy in Cantor’s defeat

White House finds no real joy in Cantor’s defeat

For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans’ staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama’s agenda. Now, Cantor’s stunning…

White House apologizes for secrecy in POW swap

White House apologizes for secrecy in POW swap

The White House apologized for keeping lawmakers in the dark regarding the exchange of an American soldier for five Taliban fighters, senators said Tuesday, as controversy grew over the issue.…

Obama: Congress was consulted in POW release

Obama: Congress was consulted in POW release

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his decision to release five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for freeing an American soldier, saying his administration had consulted with Congress…

House Republicans back state marijuana laws

House Republicans back state marijuana laws

The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came…

More examples of botched medical care by VA

More examples of botched medical care by VA

Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake,…

Congress wants Obama to get in Russia’s face

Congress wants Obama to get in Russia’s face

Congress is stepping up pressure on the White House to confront Russia over allegations that it is cheating on a key nuclear arms treaty — a faceoff that could further…

Congress wants a tighter grip on troubled VA hospitals

Congress wants a tighter grip on troubled VA hospitals

The chairmen of House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Sunday decried long waits and backlogs at the nations VA hospitals but stopped short of calling for the resignation of…

Kerry agrees to testify on Benghazi debacle

Kerry agrees to testify on Benghazi debacle

Secretary of State John Kerry will testify before Congress next month about the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, a one-and-done appearance that the State Department insists is enough to answer…

Obama trying to sooth fears over Syria inaction

Obama trying to sooth fears over Syria inaction

White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan…

Obama finally breaks silence on VA debacle

Obama finally breaks silence on VA debacle

After weeks of criticism for a detached response, President Barack Obama is showing new resolve to respond to a growing crisis over veterans’ health care. Obama called in Veterans Affairs…