By Susan Crabtree | 01/10/14 01:10 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the Justice Department would recognize 1,300 gay marriages in the state of Utah for federal purposes, even though the state was refusing to do so. Holder said the federal government would grant federal marriage benefits to those same-sex couples...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/10/14 12:28 PM
As President Obama weighs changes to the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance practices, vocal Democratic critics of the programs pressed the White House on Friday to end the sweeping spying dragnet and restore public trust in the nation's intelligence agencies. Sens. Ron...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/10/14 11:49 AM
Just as Washington returned to work after the holidays, Vice President Joe Biden's foreign policy credentials suffered two body blows, and his 2016 presidential prospects took a decided turn for the worse.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/09/14 05:10 PM
The top senator on the Armed Services Committee is signaling a willingness to send more military assistance to Iraq as the government in Baghdad struggles to recapture areas seized by al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists. Sen. Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who chairs the panel, in...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/09/14 04:26 PM
The Justice Department appointed a political supporter of President Obama who has donated to his re-election efforts to head its criminal investigation into the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/07/14 04:08 PM
President Obama plans to huddle with top congressional critics and defenders of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs this Thursday as he finalizes changes to the nation's controversial spying policies before the end of the month. The White House is intentionally keeping the...
By Susan Crabtree | 01/07/14 08:50 AM
A resurgence of violence and advances by al Qaeda fighters in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon is providing new evidence undermining White House claims that the terrorist group is on the run and prompting fresh scrutiny of President Obama's decision not to leave a residual level of troops in Iraq.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/03/14 03:28 PM
Hospitals are defending their practice of holding patients accountable for paying their medical bills in the face of confusion over Obamacare coverage in the the new year. The problem-riddled rollout of healthcare.gov forced the Obama administration to extend deadlines for enrollment....
By Susan Crabtree | 01/02/14 04:14 PM
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., will begin the new year by teeing up another shot at Obamacare -- this time taking aim at the risks the online enrollment process poses to Americans' personal privacy.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/02/14 02:11 PM
Kerry's latest trip is aimed at producing a “framework agreement” between Israel and the Palestinians that will lay the groundwork for a more permanent peace accord. Netanyahu, though, raised serious new doubts about Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' intentions toward Israel.
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