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  • Japan-born admiral nominated as U.S. Pacific commander

    If confirmed by the Senate, Adm. Harry B. Harris would take over from current commander Adm. Samuel Locklear as skepticism over the viability of President Obama's "Pacific pivot" strategy has reached a peak.

  • White House intruder previously charged with weapons possession

    The man accused of breaching security and making it inside the White House Friday had two previous encounters with Washington, D.C., police and was arrested in Virginia in July and charged with eluding police and possession of a sniper rifle and a sawed-off shotgun.

  • Issa: Lerner should talk to Congress, not just the media

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said it is "telling" that ex-IRS administrator Lois Lerner gave a media interview defending herself, even though she has refused to testify before Congress about her involvement in the agency's alleged scheme to target...

  • House to investigate White House breach

    The top Democrat on the House's oversight panel has vowed to investigate how an intruder was able to get into White House last week, a scenario he called a "major, major" security failure.

  • Kerry: Climate change on par with terrorism, poverty, WMD

    Secretary of State John Kerry's comments come on the eve of the United Nations climate summit, where 120-plus heads of state including President Obama, will meet to discuss global warming.

  • Republican voters unhappy with handling of key issues

    The study found that more Republicans say their party is not doing a good job on government spending, same-sex marriage and illegal immigration.

  • Clinton to fundraise in New Hampshire

    Clinton will appear at a Sept. 30 fundraiser for New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D'Allesandro, two weeks visiting Iowa, the first caucus state.

  • White House will now lock the front door

    "After Friday night's incident, when the door is not in use, it will be secured," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, clarifying that officials would, in fact, lock the door.

  • New nonprofit seeks to cut off funding for extremist groups

    A new nonprofit that was established Monday seeks to "name and shame" the sources of financing for Islamist extremist groups and bring public pressure to cut them off.

  • Rockefellers to withdraw fossil fuel investments

    The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, established by Standard Oil Co. tycoon John D. Rockefeller, will begin untangling its $860 million of investments from fossil fuels and shift those dollars toward renewable energy, the philanthropy will announce Monday.

  • IRS paid $5.2 billion in fraudulent refunds

    In a report issued Monday, the GAO said the IRS stopped $24.2 billion in theft, but the extent of the fraud is "unknown."

  • White House: Americans with Islamic State have returned to U.S.

    To date, the White House had not publicly revealed that Americans fighting on behalf of the Islamic State were back in the U.S. The FBI is now monitoring the American-born fighters who have come home, a senior administration official confirmed.

  • Three Afghan officers go missing in Cape Cod

    Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar were last seen in an off-base mall on Cape Cod on Saturday, Massachusetts National Guard Col. James Sahady told the Boston Herald.

  • Land takes hard line on Obamacare

    On Monday, the conservative Independent Women's Voice announced that the Michigan Republican signed its Obamacare Repeal Pledge.

  • Outside election spending nears $230m

    Outside interest group spending is set to break records for a midterm election.



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