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  • Secret Service head grilled over breach

    Susan Crabtree | 09/30/14 02:25 PM

    One after another, lawmakers expressed outrage and disbelief over the Sept. 19 breach, along with another incident involving the Secret Service's botched response to a shooter who fired off seven shots that hit the White House's upper residence in 2011.

  • Secret Service agent who stopped White House intruder was off-duty

    Kelly Cohen | 09/30/14 02:23 PM

    By pure coincidence, the agent who tackled intruder Omar Gonzalez serves on the security detail for President Obama's daughters and was leaving for the night through the White House after seeing off the first family, sources told the Washington Post.

  • Lawmaker calls for study on school start times

    Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/14 02:17 PM

    Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said the legislation would require the Department of Education to conduct a study on the relationship between school start times and adolescent health and academic performance.

  • ExxonMobil refutes report it has quit ALEC

    Sean Higgins | 09/30/14 01:28 PM

    ExxonMobil is still a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a company spokesman said, refuting reports that the oil giant had dropped its long-standing support for the activist organization that promotes conservative policies at the state and local levels.

  • Labor poll shows trouble for King

    Betsy Woodruff | 09/30/14 01:21 PM

    Conducted by AFL-CIO affiliate United Transportation Union, the poll focused primarily on whether or not voters in Iowa's 4th Congressional District want passenger rail.

  • Anti-abortion groups split over personhood

    Rebecca Berg | 09/30/14 01:18 PM

    As Republican candidates this year face intense criticism for past support for giving full constitutional rights to a fetus, activists are divided over whether to continue pushing the idea.

  • EPA: Emissions from power plants up, fracking down

    Zack Colman | 09/30/14 12:48 PM

    Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants rose last year partly because of an increase in coal used for generating electricity, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

  • Secret Service: White House intruder posed threat

    09/30/14 12:45 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged to Congress that an Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and made his way into the executive mansion was a threat. Pierson said, "I think Mr. Gonzalez coming into the main floor mansion is a threat." Pierson was...

  • FCC sacks NFL's blackout rule

    Sean Lengell | 09/30/14 12:24 PM

    The decision means that TV networks are now free to broadcast home games in the team's media market regardless of how many tickets are sold.

  • Pelosi criticizes justices on early voting

    Susan Ferrechio | 09/30/14 11:50 AM

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to block a lower court ruling that would have expanded early voting in Ohio.