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

    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

    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.

  • IG says EPA ignoring sewage chemicals

    Environmental Protection Agency officials can't assure that water resources are safe from the hazardous waste that emanates from sewage facilities, according to a government watchdog.

  • VIDEO: Rick Perry's security will knock you 'dead down'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry said would-be intruders at the Texas governor's mansion would be knocked 'dead down' by his security detail.

  • Liberals suppress the fact that Bush's Iraq coalition was much more multilateral than Obama's

    John Kerry, as a presidential candidate in 2004, referred to George W. Bush’s coalition as a —œtrumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted.—�

  • VIDEO: Secret Service director tells Congress lapse was inexcusable

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced Congress on Tuesday morning to answer questions following a major security breach at the White House.

  • Michelle Nunn claims ignorance of discrimination complaints listed in own campaign memo

    But her own campaign previously highlighted the complaints as a potential vulnerability.

  • Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over the fight against the Taliban...

  • ExxonMobil refutes report it has quit ALEC

    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.

  • The number that should have Democrats panicking over losing Louisiana

    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., is not only trailing in the polls -- with her Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, taking a slim 48-45 lead -- but a majority of voters in the Pelican State now say they disapprove of the job she is doing in Congress.

  • Labor poll shows trouble for King

    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.

  • When football officials cracked down on Tebow's displays of faith

    NFL refs stupidly penalized Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah for dropping to the ground in prayer after he returned an interception for a touchdown.

  • Anti-abortion groups split over personhood

    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

    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.

  • AP NewsAlert

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags; manufacturers warn of lost jobs.



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