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  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    08/30/14 07:30 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine...

  • Cruz addresses influential conservative event

    08/30/14 07:15 AM

    DALLAS (AP) — An address by firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz keynotes the closing day of an influential conservative group's national summit. The tea party darling from Houston will address the Americans for Prosperity gathering in Dallas on Saturday. The organization is the powerful political arm...

  • GOP challenger tries novel tactics against Brown

    08/30/14 06:30 AM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans finally have the kind of gubernatorial candidate they need to be competitive in overwhelmingly Democratic California — a young, second-generation social moderate who has financial expertise and is comfortable on social media. Getting voters to pay attention...

  • Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

    08/30/14 05:03 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. Democrats who were bracing for the impact that Obama's long-awaited announcement would have...

  • While Obama is distracted by ISIS, Russia and China pounce

    Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 07:00 PM

    The cascade of crises is leading some to ask if the president is becoming predictable to adversaries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns amidst probe

    Rebecca Berg | 08/29/14 10:40 PM

    Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., resigned Friday amid deepening questions over his involvement in a payola scandal by the 2012 presidential campaign he helped run.

  • Nancy Pelosi wants Congress to debate next military moves on ISIS

    Susan Ferrechio | 08/29/14 07:01 PM

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Congress should debate additional U.S. military action against ISIS, stopping short of calling for a vote to permit President Obama to authorize airstrikes or other action.

  • Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent

    08/29/14 06:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery. The new pay raises reflect what Obama...

  • Pentagon pressed on why there's no strategy to defeat ISIS

    Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 04:06 PM

    President Obama's gaffe Thursday that "we don't have a strategy" for a broader fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is putting pressure on the Pentagon as reporters ask: Why not? "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the...

  • Immigrants have 'fraud loophole': Lawmakers

    Susan Ferrechio | 08/29/14 01:59 PM

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and his Senate counterpart, Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the administration “quietly made several changes” this summer to its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.