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J Street challenges the Israel lobby from within updated 20 hours 40 minutes ago

As rockets and missiles traced the skies over Gaza and Israel, every side of the conflict swarmed cable news and social media to stake a claim to the higher moral ground, amplifying the debate over how to resolve the conflict.

Obama: Tax avoidance akin to renouncing citizenship updated 1 days ago

President Obama will speak out Thursday against U.S.-based firms that use legal loopholes to avoid paying taxes.

Fake applicants got Obamacare subsidies, watchdog says updated 1 days ago

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under Obamacare during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

Boehner: Administration 'ought to get its act together' on border crisis updated 1 days ago

House Republicans unveil border funding package to address crisis on the southern border that's less than half of what President Obama is asking for.

9/11 Commission a decade later: 'Terrorism is not going away' updated 1 days ago

Cyber attacks and complacency are two big secuity threats today, the 9/11 Commission says in a new report.

Partisan debate rages in IRS email scandal updated 1 days ago

It turns out the IRS might have been able to recover a collection of missing emails sought by a GOP House panel.

Appeals courts differ on Obamacare; Supreme Court case likely updated 2 days ago

The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn, with two federal appeals courts handing down opposite rulings.

Medal of Honor recipient says award is for his fallen brothers updated 2 days ago

Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts' actions in the Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan will earn him the Medal of Honor at the White House on Monday.

White House revises contraception opt out updated 2 days ago

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate.

Key questions about Rick Perry's border plan updated 2 days ago

Here are the questions we wanted to know about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border.

CNN Poll: Obama's numbers not great but holding steady updated 2 days ago

President Barack Obama's poll numbers are nothing to brag about, but there's little evidence he has suffered so far this year a "Katrina moment."

CNN Poll: Is Obamacare working? updated 2 days ago

A partisan divide still colors how nation feels about Obamacare, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll.

Justice Department suspends most poll-watching updated 2 days ago

U.S. Justice Department lawyers determine they no longer have legal authority to unilaterally assign poll observers after a Supreme Court ruling last year.

Justice Department suspends most poll watching updated 2 days ago

Voters in Georgia are going to the polls Tuesday without the chance of having Justice Department observers in their polling places.

Perry sending National Guard troops to border updated 3 days ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will send 1,000 guard troops to help secure the border, according to a person with knowledge of the plans in the governor's office.

Kerry caught on hot mic: Was he criticizing Israel? updated 3 days ago

Secretary of State John Kerry raised eyebrows Sunday following comments, caught on an open mic, that left some wondering whether he was criticizing Israeli assurances that its ground offensive in Gaza would be limited.

Obama bars federal contractors from LGBT discrimination updated 3 days ago

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

IRS Scandal Fast Facts updated 3 days ago

Here's some background information about the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scandal involving the targeting of certain groups. In May 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report indicating the targeting involved delaying the processing of applications by certain conservative groups and requesting information from them that was later deemed unnecessary.

World events derail Obama's agenda updated 4 days ago

It was supposed to be a week focused on domestic issues to bolster Democrats' chances in the midterm elections, but international crises intervened.

Bill Clinton: If she runs, Hillary Clinton needs time to craft her message updated 4 days ago

Bill Clinton says that Hillary Clinton needs time to decide what her message would be if she runs for president.

Five things we learned from an interview with Bill Clinton updated 4 days ago

Former President Bill Clinton says in a CNN interview that peace between Israel and the Palestinians is impossible until Hamas renounces violence.

Kerry on plane disaster: 'Moment of truth' for Putin updated 4 days ago

Secretary of State John Kerry intensified pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin and said evidence points to Russia's involvement.

Lawmakers: Ukraine tensions prompt Cold War fears updated 4 days ago

Deadly violence, ongoing tensions and the deliberate downing of a passenger airplane. Though that turbulence is happening far away from American streets -- in Eastern Ukraine -- why should Americans worry?

Senate Intel chief: Putin should 'man up' on plane disaster updated 4 days ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin should "man up" and offer clear explanations amid important questions about the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein said on Sunday.

Jet downing a 'game-changer' in world relations with Russia updated 5 days ago

U.S. diplomats predict the shoot-down of Malaysian airliner will fundamentally shift the relationship between Russia and the international community.

Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis updated 5 days ago

Three Republicans with lofty aspirations nearly had their political careers derailed over risky positions on immigration.

Obama, GOP lawmakers place blame on Putin updated 6 days ago

Top American officials harshly criticized Russia on Friday for its continued support of pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine following the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner.

McCain talks Ukraine plane crash, Mideast and politics updated 7 days ago

Sen. John McCain made the surprising suggestion that the Iraq war might not have happened if he had been elected president in 2000. In the wide-ranging interview, the Senator also commented on the downed Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in Ukraine, saying that Putin is responsible if it was shot down by Russian separatists.

Plane tragedy escalates the Ukraine conflict updated 7 days ago

No matter who did it, shooting down a commercial airliner would escalate a dangerous conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Immigration crisis is a political conundrum updated 7 days ago

The immigration crisis at the Texas border has become a major political conundrum.

Senate GOP confident Congress will pass bipartisan border remedy updated 7 days ago

Senate Republicans expressed growing confidence Tuesday that Congress will approve bipartisan legislation aimed at resolving a what's being called a "humanitarian crisis" resulting from the surge of child immigrants from Central America at the southern border.

Boehner not optimistic about border bill action before recess updated 7 days ago

House Speaker John Boehner dampened prospects for emergency action by Congress addressing the immigration crisis on the southern border before lawmakers break for their August recess.

Washington hearing theater: IRS probe updated 7 days ago

Lawmakers scolded and shouted and lectured.

Immigrants or refugees? A difference with political consequences updated 7 days ago

There is a very important political distinction in calling the surge of Central American children "refugees."

Obama imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine updated 8 days ago

President Obama announces further sanctions on Russian banks, energy and defense companies.

Justice Department probes missing IRS emails updated 8 days ago

The Justice Department is investigating circumstances surrounding the disappearance of IRS emails that Republicans believe could shed light on the possible targeting of conservative and other political groups by the agency.

Need any more proof Congress is done legislating? updated 8 days ago

If it wasn't already clear that Congress is done legislating this year, the scene inside and outside the Capitol on Wednesday illustrated that the midterm elections are in full swing.

Man breaks into Kennedy compound, 'looking for Katy Perry' updated 8 days ago

A man wearing a Captain America T-shirt and camouflage shorts broke into the Kennedy compound in Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Tuesday, police said

VA boss plans 'personnel action' this week in wait-list case updated 8 days ago

Workers responsible for manipulating patient wait lists at one VA center face action

Obama: Iran talks may take more time updated 8 days ago

President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States and its allies have "made real progress" in talks with Iran over its nuclear program, but "significant gaps" remain and more work is necessary.

Bid in Senate to overturn Hobby Lobby decision fails updated 8 days ago

A Democratic bill to overturn the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, which allows some companies to refuse insurance coverage for contraceptives because of religious objections, failed to advance in the Senate on Wednesday.

5 ways the highway crisis could affect you updated 8 days ago

Pull over for a second, America. We know it's hot out there. But Congress is about to decide whether your life on the road will get easier or be more difficult.

Cheney: Any attempt to impeach Obama would be distraction updated 8 days ago

Although a fierce critic of Barack Obama, former Vice President Dick Cheney does not support calls from some on the far right of his party to impeach him, saying it would simply create a distraction.

Clinton tells 'Daily Show' she wants office with 'fewer corners,' talks Mideast peace updated 9 days ago

When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the 'Daily Show' Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid -- and she touched on the disintegration of a Middle East cease-fire she negotiated two years ago.

Not in my backyard: Communities protest surge of immigrant kids updated 9 days ago

Thousands of Central American immigrant children fleeing poverty and violence aren't exactly welcome in Small Town, U.S.A.

Elizabeth Warren in 2016? Republicans take notice updated 9 days ago

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she's not running for President. But she sure is acting like a potential 2016 contender

Unintended consequences: 2008 anti-trafficking law contributes to border crisis updated 9 days ago

It was a good idea back in 2008, in the final days of the Bush administration.

Feds may seek more proof on auto mileage claims updated 9 days ago

The federal government may require automakers to road test cars to ensure the accuracy of gas mileage claims, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Tuesday.

George W. Bush has second partial knee replacement updated 10 days ago

Former President George W. Bush had partial knee replacement surgery over the weekend -- this time on his left knee, just weeks after the similar procedure on his right, his spokesman Freddy Ford said.

At a White House dinner of solidarity, Obama addresses war updated 10 days ago

President Barack Obama used the annual White House Iftar dinner Monday evening to briefly discuss the crises unfolding in the Mideast.

Congress: 12 work days to compromise on border crisis updated 10 days ago

Congress has 12 scheduled work days to forge a compromise on one of the most volatile issues -- immigration -- before going home for all of August.

Some conservatives: Holder playing racial politics updated 10 days ago

DOJ's Eric Holder sees "racial animus" in GOP opposition to some Obama administration policies. Conservatives say they see racially manipulative politics.

Political Chatter: Battle lines are drawn in immigration debate updated 11 days ago

The ball is in Congress' court. Democrats and Republicans are divided on the causes of the immigration crisis along the U.S. border and how to fix it.

White House transparent? Yes says new press secretary updated 11 days ago

Newly appointed White House press secretary Josh Earnest: Obama administration is living up to its transparency pledge.

Is the immigration crisis Rick Perry's second act? updated 12 days ago

Two years removed from his disastrous 2012 presidential bid, Rick Perry is fully recovered from back surgery, sporting new glasses, reengaging with the Republican conservative base, and showing signs that he's considering another run for the White House.

Obama official says at border: 'We'll send you back' updated 13 days ago

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has something to say to people contemplating illegal migration to the United States: "We'll send you back."

House Republicans vote for business tax cut with no offset updated 13 days ago

House Republicans, who fervently pound the podium against the deficit, didn't blink Friday at passing a whopping $287 billion business tax cut measure.

Congressional investigator seeks answers on Puerto Rico tax deal updated 13 days ago

As Puerto Rico struggles with a massive debt crisis, a top congressional investigator has questions about the island government's decision to nullify an agreement that would have returned about $230 million in overpaid taxes to a major bank.

GOP's Obama lawsuit another Obamacare attack updated 13 days ago

The planned Republican lawsuit against President Obama is another attack on his signature health care reforms.

Obama did meet with those hecklers after all updated 13 days ago

For two immigration reform activists, heckling the President of the United States landed the pair an exclusive meeting.

White House: GOP voted to delay Obamacare mandate updated 14 days ago

White House officials are scratching their heads over the decision by Republicans to sue President Barack Obama over his decision to delay a requirement in the health care law for businesses to provide coverage to employees.

Spies, GOP and Chris Christie: Menendez prostitute story theories updated 14 days ago

If Cuban intelligence didn't do it, then Sen. Robert Menendez's legal team has a list of other theories about who was behind a prostitution smear that surfaced in 2012 as the powerful senator ran for re-election.

Republicans to sue Obama over health law updated 14 days ago

House Republicans are going forward with plans to sue President Barack Obama and will base their legal case on the sweeping health care law he championed.

Kerry in Afghanistan to talk over election outcome, fraud claims updated 14 days ago

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday where he plans to encourage a resolution to the presidential election.

No charges in motorist shooting near Capitol after wild chase updated 14 days ago

No criminal charges will be sought against officers involved in last October's fatal shooting of a motorist near the Capitol following a wild high-speed chase that began at the White House, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

'Road war' in Congress may be ending updated 14 days ago

House and Senate committees put Congress on track toward a deal to avoid construction shutdowns.

What's Henry Cuellar's problem with Obama? updated 14 days ago

Texas Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar has lost his patience with the president on the border crisis.

Texas immigrant flood will worsen, officials warn updated 14 days ago

House Speaker John Boehner asks when will President Obama take responsibility on immigration.

After Obama's Texas trip, what now for the immigration crisis? updated 14 days ago

After President Obama's Texas trip, what now for the immigration crisis?

Justice won't probe CIA, Senate spying allegations updated 14 days ago

The Justice Department has decided it won't referee charges -- and countercharges -- of spying between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Distrust of Obama makes border fix harder updated 14 days ago

Concern was the response from Republicans to Obama's $3.7 billion funding request for the border, revealing the depth of politics and distrust.

Texas governor lashes out at Obama over immigration crisis updated 14 days ago

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others lash out at President Obama's decision not to tour border facilities overwhelmed by a flood of undocumented children.

Kerry: Senate delays on diplomats harm national security updated 15 days ago

Calling attention to a logjam of stalled diplomatic nominations in the Senate, Secretary of State John Kerry said the delay is harming U.S. national security.

Utah wants Supreme Court to back its same-sex marriage ban updated 15 days ago

Utah will become the first state to ask the Supreme Court to uphold its ban on same-sex marriage, the latest legal step in what could become a constitutional showdown.

Obama turns down Rocky Mountain high updated 15 days ago

"Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge.

Boehner's lawsuit short on details, supporters updated 16 days ago

Since House Speaker John Boehner announced his lawsuit against President Obama nearly two weeks ago, reaction has been mixed -- at best.

Obama seeks emergency immigration funds, more authority updated 16 days ago

President Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds for the immigration crisis.

Sen. Menendez suggests Cuban smear updated 16 days ago

Sen. Robert Menendez's lawyer said Cuba was behind a story that alleged he had sex with underage prostitutes.

Who is VA nominee Bob McDonald? updated 17 days ago

Veterans Affairs nominee Bob McDonald has been in the hot seat before. He took the helm of Procter & Gamble in 2009 amid the Great Recession.

Judge to Supreme Court: 'STFU' updated 17 days ago

The Supreme Court is used to having its decisions publicly criticized, but rarely in R-rated language spouted by a federal judge, who says the justices should just "stfu."

U.S. attorney general urges new laws to prevent terror from returning fighters updated 17 days ago

Attorney General Eric Holder urges other countries to enact new criminal laws to help prevent possible terrorist attacks from returning Syrian fighters.

Century-old snail mail details future president's affair updated 17 days ago

Century-old letters show the salacious side of future President Warren Harding.

5 things you need to know about the immigration crisis updated 17 days ago

Partisan hyperbole is at a high as the Obama administration grapples with a surge of thousands of young immigrants.

Political Chatter: Obama blamed for immigration influx updated 18 days ago

In what has become a dire and politically explosive situation at the border, politicians easily point fingers of blame.

Supreme Court women lash out at birth control decision updated 20 days ago

It was a disappointing week for the women of the Supreme Court.

Billionaire conservative activist Richard Mellon Scaife dies updated 20 days ago

Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire publisher and banking heir who funded a host of conservative causes, died on Friday, one day after his 82nd birthday.

July 4 White House ceremony: Military members become citizens updated 20 days ago

President Barack Obama hopes to put a human face on the heated political debate over immigration on Friday when he oversees a naturalization ceremony.

McDaniel: 'Better we learn to stand and fight' updated 20 days ago

The tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran says he plans to file a legal challenge contesting those results "any day now."

Rules of the game: New laws could make it tougher for some to vote updated 21 days ago

Voters in nearly half of the country could find it a lot tougher to cast ballots in the midterm elections thanks to new voting laws.

McDaniel plans to challenge Mississippi runoff result updated 21 days ago

Results declared his defeat, but Chris McDaniel, tea party challenger in the Senate GOP primary in Mississippi, shows no signs of conceding to Thad Cochran.

School gets pass on Obamacare contraception mandate updated 21 days ago

A Chicago-area evangelical college won a temporary victory at the Supreme Court on Thursday over an Obamacare requirement that religious non-profits provide contraception insurance to their workers.

More jobs, less war, low polls: the Obama disconnect updated 21 days ago

President Obama's disconnect: More jobs, a record stock market, wars ending and dismal poll numbers.

5 controversial moments in the Mississippi election updated 21 days ago

The Republican Senate primary in Mississippi had long been in the spotlight over nasty politics, but events just prior, during and now after the vote have placed the race in its own unusual category.

Feds warn states: Road construction money running out updated 22 days ago

The Obama administration is sending letters to all 50 states warning that it will limit road construction spending beginning August 1 unless Congress acts to fund a dwindling federal trust fund that helps pay for such projects.

Can Rand Paul break past controversy over Civil Rights Act comments? updated 22 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act at a ceremony this week honoring the late Maurice Rabb, a renowned ophthalmologist and civil rights leader.

Why Obamacare poster child split on same-sex marriage updated 22 days ago

In an a-typical move for a Democratic governor, Beshear said he would appeal a federal court's ruling overturning the state's same sex marriage ban.

Tighter security ordered for some U.S.-bound flights updated 22 days ago

The Obama administration is stepping up security for some flights headed to the United States.

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