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  • GOP favorability rating rebounds

    After hitting a low of 28 percent favorability during fall 2013, the GOP's positive rating among Americans has risen to 40 percent, according to a new Gallup survey.

  • Weak uptake for new eurozone stimulus program

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program aimed at getting banks to lend more — but low initial demand for its super-cheap loans shows the difficulty the ECB faces in trying to revive a stalling economy. The central bank for the 18-country eurozone...

  • White House weighs Syria travel restrictions

    The Obama administration is considering restricting or revoking passports held by Americans suspected of fighting for the Islamic State.

  • Michelle Obama: 'I'm like any working mom'

    First lady Michelle Obama cozied up to children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., late Wednesday and opened up about life in the White House, assuring the kids that through her six years she has remained just a simple mom to her family.

  • Obama tweets support for UK

    President Obama tweeted Wednesday his desire for keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom.

  • State Department spent millions on six towers nobody wants in Afghanistan

    Six communication towers were built in Afghanistan at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of more than $6.5 million, despite the fact that the Pentagon didn't want them and Afghan officials couldn't use them.

  • Obamacare's 'family glitch' could affect 2 million Americans

    In addition to the 2 million already at potential risk, the study predicted that the number affected —œwill likely increase as the employer mandate goes into effect.

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  • Lawmakers hope to fast track defense policy bill after elections

    "We're laying the groundwork to hit the ground running" after the elections, said Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee.

  • Guatemalan violence may spark new wave of illegal immigration to the U.S.

    Mauricio Lopez Bonilla, Guatemala's interior minister, has vowed to stop the new round of violence that intensified last month.

  • Senators: Spike in energy costs could push 840,000 Americans into poverty

    Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their report on energy insecurity to highlight some of the repercussions from regulations that they say could raise energy costs.

  • Obama's chances to wind down Fannie and Freddie before November slipping away

    Hope for reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac dims as Congress finishes up its business before the November elections, even as administration officials intensify the push to fix housing finance and boost home lending.

  • Free the market and help Ukraine

    There exists a painless plan that can make Russia's future attempts to bully its neighbors less relevant and profitable.

  • Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. Enjoy the easy money while it lasts. By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year-old policy of keeping short-term rates at record lows....

  • Sabato's 'Crystal Ball': North Carolina Senate race favors Democrats

    Part of the reason Hagan is so strong, writes Crystal Ball Managing Editor Kyle Kondik, is because her Republican opponent Thom Tillis is underperforming.



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