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  • NSA 'taking more risk' handling Islamic State threat post-Snowden

    Charles Hoskinson | 09/18/14 08:30 PM

    Constraints created when National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden spilled U.S. secrets add new risk to the agency's work when the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other threats are making the world more dangerous, intelligence community leaders say.

  • GOP heads into midterms without detailed conservative manifesto

    Joseph Lawler | 09/18/14 08:32 PM

    House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.

  • Senators look to lame-duck session to pass Internet sales tax bill

    Sean Higgins | 09/18/14 08:32 PM

    Top Senate lawmakers think they have found a way to allow states and local governments to tax Internet purchases: Link online sales taxes to separate legislation prohibiting Internet access taxes, then pass it in the post-election "lame duck" session of Congress.

  • For GOP, importance of Scott Walker race equals any Senate matchup

    Byron York | 09/18/14 05:40 PM

    The race is important to the national GOP for two reasons. One reason is that Walker may well be a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — but only if he wins re-election first.

  • Kansas court rules withdrawn Democratic Senate candidate incapable of serving

    Byron York | 09/18/14 11:51 PM

    The question of whether Kansas Democratic Senate candidate Chad Taylor can legally withdraw from the race -- as he attempted to do on September 3, the last day such a withdrawal was allowed -- has been decided by the state supreme court. And the answer is yes, Taylor can withdraw, and his name...

  • Senate passes Syria resolution, clearing it for Obama's signature

    Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 07:15 PM

    The Senate on Thursday passed a government funding measure that includes a provision authorizing President Obama to equip and train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

  • House GOP repackages election-year bills

    09/18/14 07:15 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved an election-year package of legislation to cut taxes, reduce regulations and boost energy production, including approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The measures adopted Thursday had already been passed by the Republican-controlled House as separate...

  • Democratic men declare war on Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    Ashe Schow | 09/18/14 06:00 PM

    Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., has become a liability to her own party due to a string of gaffes, including one recently in Wisconsin that caused Democrats such a headache that she may no longer be welcome to campaign for the gubernatorial race in the...

  • 56 million cards compromised in Home Depot hack

    Joseph Lawler | 09/18/14 05:43 PM

    Home Depot said "criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection" and steal customers' information between April and September.

  • House Democrats blast short session

    Susan Ferrechio | 09/18/14 04:12 PM

    House lawmakers are expected to wrap up business Thursday and not return until the "lame duck" session after the Nov. 4 election.