07/24/14 04:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending little changed after a day of mixed signals on corporate earnings and the economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose less than one point, or 0.05 percent, to close at 1,897.98 Thursday, barely topping a record set the day before. The other two major...
By Paul Bedard | 07/24/14 04:16 PM
Vice President Biden is looking to the future and retirement and wishing he had a Republican son--to help pay for his retirement home.
By Brian Hughes | 07/24/14 04:08 PM
Obama has deployed a variety of catch phrases -- with mixed results -- to brandish his populist credentials. Here are the 10 that have gained the most traction.
By Mark J. Fitzgibbons | 07/24/14 04:03 PM
Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The Citizens United ruling acknowledged that the First Amendment's legal prohibition on Congress making no law infringing on speech meant what it said.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/24/14 03:48 PM
American Soybean Association was given $34.4 million in federal funds in 2009 to try to jumpstart soybean farming in Afghanistan, according to the government watchdog over American work there.
By Paul Bedard | 07/24/14 03:47 PM
New York Times refuses to put the nation's top-selling book, "America" by Dinesh D'Souza, in the No. 1 slot of its Sunday list of best-sellers.
By Timothy P. Carney | 07/24/14 03:35 PM
This looks sketchy as heck. A telecom company is basically getting special prices on buying wireless spectrum, even thought it just leases that spectrum to big telecoms. The company's owner is a bundler for President Obama but also a donor to Rep. Jim Clyburn, whose daughter Mignon Clyburn is...
By Philip Klein | 07/24/14 03:26 PM
There has to be a way to push sensible limited-government policy reforms without making unmarried Americans feel left out.
By Ed Sykes | 07/24/14 03:26 PM
Florida loves Jeb Bush, but can he match up against Hillary Clinton?
07/24/14 03:17 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday — a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the ceremonial but high-profile presidency over to Reuven...
By Sean Higgins | 07/24/14 02:57 PM
In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/24/14 02:47 PM
Despite bipartisan agreement that Congress must act quickly to help end significant wait times and neglect of patients at the nation's Veterans Affairs hospitals, lawmakers have reached a serious impasse that threatens to derail a deal just days before the August recess.
07/24/14 02:45 PM
MIAMI (AP) — Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths.
07/24/14 01:31 PM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country's starkly changed political scene after the ouster of pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych in February. Yatsenyuk, a...
07/24/14 12:31 PM
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant daughter born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27,...
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