Politics - Nation

Obama to renew Asia 'rebalance'

He will seek to reassure jittery allies that America remains committed to bolstering its security and economic ties to the region.

about 12 hours ago

Congressional report: e-cigarette makers targeting youth

The inquiry was conducted as the FDA prepares a package of rules that would place e-cigarettes under federal regulation for the first time.

1 day ago

Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned one of his children is gay.

3 days ago

Gun sweepstakes used as GOP outreach tool

Candidates are offering high-powered pistols and rifles as a lure to build up their donor lists and expand their base of support.

3 days ago

Obama: Young adults push health care sign-up

Thirty-five percent of the 8 million who have enrolled are under age 35.

3 days ago

 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden after talking about college affordability at the Lackawanna College gymnasium in Scranton, Pa., last year.

Obama shifts visit to North Fayette campus

The president is expected to pitch his program to promote skills training for careers in fields with a growing demand.

6 days ago

Burwell nod gives health law opening to GOP

They want details on how many enrollees have paid for their plans, the age composition of the enrollees and data's influence on insurers.

1 week ago

Obama, citing new laws, says GOP moves to deny voting rights

President Barack Obama on Friday stepped up efforts to rally his political base heading into a competitive midterm campaign season.

1 week ago

New 'face,' old Obamacare issues

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

1 week ago

White House to bar Iran's U.N. envoy

The unusual decision follows a political tempest on Capitol Hill related to the diplomat's involvement in the 1979-81 Iran hostage crisis.

1 week ago

Democrats hoping equal pay issue will mobilize female voters

President Barack Obama signed two executive actions promising equal pay for women.

1 week ago

Congress advances earlier release for convicts

Legislation that could result in the early release of about 34,000 prisoners has judges and probation officials intrigued and concerned.

2 weeks ago

U.S. works to cut China worries on cyberstrikes

But China has not reciprocated -- a point visiting Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to make in a speech Tuesday.

2 weeks ago

The Bush crowd has a big barbeque

They celebrated the 25th anniversary of the 41st president's administration.

2 weeks ago

Obama readies workplace executive orders

He would bar federal contractors from retaliating on employees who discuss their pay, and require compensation data based on sex and race.

2 weeks ago

Senate set to pass jobless benefit extension

In the House, however, Republicans favor starkly different approaches to the issue.

2 weeks ago

Dems portray Kochs as Scrooges

After months of wincing in the face of negative ads funded by the industrialists David and Charles Koch, Democrats find a way to fight back.

2 weeks ago

Mental health groups split over Rep. Murphy's bill

Congress will hear testimony Thursday on the most ambitious overhaul plan for the mental health care system in decades.

2 weeks ago

Florida's bid to trim voting rolls set back

A court ruled that Florida tried to "systematically" cut noncitizen voters from the rolls within 90 days of the 2012 presidential election.

2 weeks ago

Panel set to release CIA report

A panel's scheduled vote today would send to the president a long-delayed report, parts of which would be declassified.

2 weeks ago

Very wealthy donors could hold even greater sway over campaigns

The ruling by a sharply split court opens the door even wider for a narrow universe of donors to expand their giving.

2 weeks ago

Justices overturn key limit on campaign contributions

The narrow decision was another victory for justices who have whittled back a campaign finance regime they feel violates speech rights.

2 weeks ago

Congress OKs funds for resident doctors at pediatric hospitals

The program provides funding to 54 children's hospitals, including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

2 weeks ago

GM chief deflects House salvo

In her first head-on questioning from Congress, General Motors' new chief executive, Mary Barra, sought Tuesday to quell a furor.

2 weeks ago

Obamacare exceeds sign-up goal

President Barack Obama hailed the tally topping 7 million, saying it "has made our health care system a lot better."

2 weeks ago

Rep. Ryan budget proposal would cut $5 trillion

The 99-page plan is Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan's last manifesto on government austerity as head of the Budget Committee.

2 weeks ago

GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

The nation's top auto safety regulator will seek to cast blame on General Motors.

2 weeks ago

Ukraine solution eludes Kerry in Paris

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov advanced far-different proposals on how to calm tensions.

3 weeks ago

GOP enacting new restrictions on voting in pivotal swing states

The new electoral restrictions on registering and voting go beyond the voter identification requirements that caused partisan brawls.

3 weeks ago

GOP insiders touting Jeb Bush for 2016

Many of the Republican Party's most powerful insiders have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft the former Florida governor.

3 weeks ago

Obituary: Jeremiah A. Denton / Vietnam War hero, U.S. senator from Alabama

He called himself "an average product of Middle America," but his story was anything but ordinary.

3 weeks ago

Over 6 million sign up for health care insurance

The administration originally expected 7 million to buy health plans during the law's initial six-month enrollment period.

3 weeks ago

Christie cleared in his own probe, but others loom

The taxpayer-funded report relied on interviews with Gov. Chris Christie and other officials in his administration, who were not under oath.

3 weeks ago

 James Schlesinger in a 2004 photo.

Obituary: James Schlesinger / Former CIA chief and Cabinet member

James Schlesinger was a Republican economist who advanced to some of the highest positions of government power in the 1970s.

3 weeks ago

Michelle Obama urges open Web access, adds edge to China trip

The first lady prefaced her comments by noting that the United States must "respect the uniqueness" of other cultures and societies.

4 weeks ago


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