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House GOP votes to sue Obama

On nearly party-line vote -- all Democrats and five Republicans opposing it -- House asserts that president violated the Constitution,

about 16 hours ago


House approves $17 billion for VA upgrades

The $17 billion bipartisan measure would create 27 new VA medical facilities and let veterans access care at non-VA hospitals and clinics.

about 16 hours ago


Senate debates measure to defuse immigration crisis at border

Senate Democrats emergency measure for young migrant border crisis differs substantially from House version.

about 16 hours ago


 FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner refuses to answer questions as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the IRS gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversial called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails. Lerner used to head the IRS division that handles applications for tax-exempt status. In a series of emails with a colleague in November 2012, Lerner made two disparaging remarks about members of the GOP, including one remark that was profane. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., released the emails Wednesday as part of his committee's investigation. Camp says the emails show Lerner's disgust with conservatives. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s Tea Party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in

about 16 hours ago


Big money to fight big donors

Mayday’s odd alliance will spend $12 million to help elect lawmakers who back curbing influence of wealthy donors.

2 days ago


Report finds Medicare finances improving partly due to Obamacare, hospital expenses

Annual trustees forecast of two largest entitlement programs shows forces reining in health care spending are extending Medicare funds.

2 days ago


If voter turnout is key, why is it so low?

In 15 of the 25 states with statewide primaries, turnout was the lowest ever.

4 days ago


Feds to offer $10B in rural project loans

The fund will help pension funds, endowments, foundations and other institutions to invest in rural infrastructure markets.

1 week ago


 Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a news conference in the governor's press room Monday in Austin, Texas. He announced that he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border.

Texas guardsmen to bolster border

Rick Perry says Texas is being overwhelmed by influx of Central American children, and criminals are exploiting the crisis.

1 week ago


 Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, foreground, holds a bilateral meeting with John Kerry, U.S. secretary of state, on the second day of talks Monday in Vienna.

U.S. and Iran press nuclear dialogue

John Kerry, U.S. sec­re­tary of state, and Mo­ham­med Ja­vad Zarif, Ira­nian for­eign min­is­ter, spoke for about two hours Mon­day.

2 weeks ago


First fast-track flight returns deported children, moms to Honduras

The charter carrying 17 women, 12 girls and nine boys was greeted at the airport by first lady, Ana Hernandez.

2 weeks ago


GOP replays 2010 strategy at state level

The stakes in the country's statehouses are arguably higher than those in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate.

2 weeks ago


Westinghouse among corporations supporting Obama supply-chain initiative

Dubbed SupplierPay, Barack Obama’s plan is a voluntary program meant to boost the economy and strengthen private-sector supply chains.

2 weeks ago


Republican convention to put Cleveland on national stage

Both Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, are still contenders for the Democratic convention as well.

3 weeks ago


Business, labor groups push for highway spending

The coalition said congressional inaction is putting the economic recovery at risk.

3 weeks ago


President wants needy schools to get good teachers

President Barack Obama will mandate state plans for assure quality teachers in high-need schools.

3 weeks ago


Most unescorted migrants face ouster

The White House said most children likely won‘‍t qualify to remain in the United States.

3 weeks ago


Arizona loses migrant license dispute

The appeals court ruling is another blow to the state’s immigration crackdown.

3 weeks ago


White House defends NSA after new privacy details

Officials said the agency routinely filters out the communications of Americans and information that is of no intelligence value.

3 weeks ago


Legal, political hurdles arise in migrant crisis

The constraints facing the Obama administration came into sharp focus in a series of interviews Sunday.

3 weeks ago


Black leaders seek Sen. Thad Cochran's help after runoff win

They want Sen. Thad Cochran to lead the charge in the Senate to renew a key section of the Voting Rights Act struck down last year by the

3 weeks ago


Privacy board back NSA collecting foreign communications on U.S. Internet connections

The federal panel that earlier scorned domestic phone data collections reached a different finding on other surveillance.

4 weeks ago


Text of Pittsburgh mayor's statements on ride-sharing

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued two statements concerning the attempts by Uber and Lyft to operate in the city.

4 weeks ago


Obama’s disdain for Congress’ inaction boils over to political one-upmanship

The president’s frustrations over legislative inaction have lately given way to partisan blasts.

4 weeks ago


 A car sporting the Lyft mustache on its grill is seen in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Lyft, Uber determined to continue in high gear

“I will not let the governor and the Public Utility Commission shut down innovation without a fight,” the Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said.

4 weeks ago


White House begins new push for Medicaid expansion

So far, 26 states and the District of Columbia have agreed to expand Medicaid coverage, providing coverage to 5.2 million more people.

4 weeks ago


 The Hobby Lobby store on Steubenville Pike in Robinson Twp.

Hobby Lobby ruling's effect unclear on Pennsylvania cases

Cases involving Catholic dioceses and Geneva College involve different rules, different facts and different claims.

4 weeks ago


 Jose Cabanas, top diplomat to the United States from Cuba, speaks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board at the Post-Gazette building in Downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Cuban diplomat promotes trade opportunities while in Pittsburgh

Ambassador Jose R. Cabanas came to the city after an invitation from Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills.

4 weeks ago



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