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  • Early voting increases, despite setbacks

    Despite a Supreme Court decision this week to delay early voting in Ohio, an increasing number of states nationwide are embracing initiatives to allow voters to cast ballots before election day.

  • Secret Service head grilled over breach

    One after another, lawmakers expressed outrage and disbelief over the Sept. 19 breach, along with another incident involving the Secret Service's botched response to a shooter who fired off seven shots that hit the White House's upper residence in 2011.

  • WATCH: Trey Gowdy takes Secret Service chief to task for White House security failures

    Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., on Tuesday peppered Secret Service Director Julia Pierson with tough questions about her agency's reported mishandling of a 2011 gun attack on the White House that went unnoticed by agents for nearly four days.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FCC sacks NFL's blackout rule

    The decision means that TV networks are now free to broadcast home games in the team's media market regardless of how many tickets are sold.

  • VIDEO: New poll shows Louisiana leaning left

    A new Gallup poll out Tuesday shows Louisiana is leaning left, but that isn't necessarily a good thing for incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

  • Pelosi criticizes justices on early voting

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday criticized the Supreme Court's decision to block a lower court ruling that would have expanded early voting in Ohio.

  • Secret Service director: 'It will never happen again'

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said she "takes full responsibility" for a recent incident in which a White House intruder reached the ceremonial heart of the White House before being detained.

  • ISIS vote to interrupt campaign season?

    Republicans would be willing to return to Congress and debate a broad measure authorizing the president to take military action in the Middle East, a GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.

  • Supreme Court stops start of Ohio early voting

    The Supreme Court handed Ohio Republicans an early election victory Monday when it halted the state's early voting program hours before it was to begin.

  • Jeb Bush raises money for Roberts

    About 250 Republican insiders and activists gathered in a stately barn in the suburbs of Wichita to see former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

  • White House hopes visit by India's prime minister eases strains with U.S.

    But the talks between Obama and Modi -- which the White House says will focus on economic growth and cooperation on security, clean energy, climate change and other issues -- pose tricky diplomatic challenges for both leaders.

  • GOP rejects Obama's claim that intelligence advisers underestimated Islamic State

    Republican lawmakers on Monday rejected President Obama's claim in a "60 Minutes" interview that his intelligence advisers "underestimated" the growing terrorism threat in the Middle East.

  • The coming immigration fight

    When President Obama halted deportations in 2012 for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought here as children, Republicans complained but took little action. But now that he's preparing a sweeping amnesty, GOP lawmakers are reluctantly gearing up to fight.



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