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Lawmakers: Ukraine tensions prompt Cold War fears updated 11 hours 40 minutes 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?

House approves bill to overhaul VA updated 14 hours 42 minutes ago

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Domestic violence: The next front in gun-control fight updated 15 hours 12 minutes ago

An ad depicting a deadly domestic violence scenario attempts to portray what some women face. It is also depicts the next front in the gun control debate.

Dodging 2016 questions, Paul Ryan meets the press updated 16 hours 16 minutes ago

Paul Ryan offers his views on pressing topics like climate change, immigration reform, and his newly-released plan to overhaul federal poverty programs.

Boehner: Impeachment talk a Dem 'scam' to raise money updated 18 hours 12 minutes ago

House Speaker John Boehner flatly denied Tuesday that congressional Republicans are moving to impeach President Barack Obama, blasting talk about it as "a scam started by Democrats at the White House."

More VA employees said they were told to falsify data updated 20 hours 13 minutes ago

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an internal VA audit show.

U.S., EU coordinate on Russia sanctions, but will they work? updated 20 hours 31 minutes ago

More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow.

White House mulls steps on immigration it can take on its own updated 1 days ago

As Congress wrestles with legislation aimed at easing the southern border crisis, the White House is considering steps President Barack Obama can take on his own to address an immigration system widely viewed as broken and in need of reform.

Appeals court rejects novel Obamacare challenge updated 1 days ago

Score one for Obamacare supporters in court on Tuesday.

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary updated 1 days ago

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary.

Is foreign policy a liability for Hillary Clinton? updated 1 days ago

Growing global crises could turn what is seen as one of Hillary Clinton's assets into a liability.

U.S.: Russia violated missile treaty updated 1 days ago

The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, State Department and White House officials said.

Appeals court rejects Virginia same-sex marriage ban updated 2 days ago

A federal appeals court on Monday struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the first such decision in a southern state and another victory for gay and lesbian couples seeking the right to legally wed.

Congress comes up with a deal on veterans updated 2 days ago

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system

What will and won't get done before Congress leaves town updated 2 days ago

Congress faces several big issues before beginning its August recess at the end of the week. While it appears lawmakers might get to a few things on the to-do list, other matters are likely to be left until they return in September.

Central American leaders to Obama: We're working on it updated 2 days ago

The Obama administration is weighing whether to deploy National Guard units to the nation's southern border.

CNN EXCLUSIVE: Pentagon security clearance holders owe $730M in taxes updated 2 days ago

About 83,000 Defense Department employees and contractors with security clearances to protect the nation's secrets have delinquent federal tax debts totaling $730 million, according to an internal government audit.

Tentative deal reached to fund fixes to VA health system updated 2 days ago

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a bill to reform the VA health system

Westerners in Syria fight top concerns at security forum updated 5 days ago

Concerns about westerners joining the fight in Syria dominated the annual Aspen National Security Forum with top U.S. government officials equating the threat from the stalemated Syrian civil war to that posed by al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate.

House GOP seeks cover with slimmer border bill updated 5 days ago

House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down border bill with hopes of voting on it before August recess

Rand Paul: 'Fight for justice now' on unfair sentencing updated 5 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul announced a bill aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely affect minorities.

Why many liberals don't trust Hillary Clinton updated 5 days ago

If she runs for president in 2016, those on the left of the Democratic Party want to hear more from Hillary Clinton before she can gain their trust

Obama weighs sending National Guard to border updated 6 days ago

The Obama administration is weighing whether to deploy National Guard units to the nation's southern border.

J Street challenges the Israel lobby from within updated 6 days 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 days ago

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate.

Key questions about Rick Perry's border plan updated 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 days ago

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

Senate Intel chief: Putin should 'man up' on plane disaster updated 10 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 10 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 10 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 12 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 13 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 13 days ago

Lawmakers scolded and shouted and lectured.

Immigrants or refugees? A difference with political consequences updated 13 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 13 days ago

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

Justice Department probes missing IRS emails updated 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 days ago

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

Obama: Iran talks may take more time updated 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 14 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 15 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 15 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 15 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 16 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 16 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 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 19 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 20 days ago

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

Justice won't probe CIA, Senate spying allegations updated 20 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 20 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 20 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 21 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 21 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 21 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.

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