By Paul Bedard | 12/13/13 10:14 AM
Ed Gillespie, a former top aide to President George W. Bush who chaired both the Republican National Committee and Virginia GOP, is quietly building support for a 2014 bid against Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, according those he's reached out to. “He’s called a few of us,” said state Sen....
12/13/13 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out of his hotel, slipped into a taxi and vanished....
By Associated Press | 12/13/13 09:44 AM
Machinists union leaders say the price of Boeing's counterproposal "was too high" in negotiations to keep much of the work on a new 777X jet in the Puget Sound region.
By Associated Press | 12/13/13 09:40 AM
Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday in a shift that reflects this year's Supreme Court ruling that broadened gay rights.
12/13/13 09:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of an American who vanished in Iran nearly seven years ago is urging the U.S. government to, quote, "step up and take care of one of its own." An Associated Press investigation reveals that Bob Levinson was on an unauthorized spy operation for the CIA when he...
By Associated Press | 12/13/13 09:25 AM
Six months after she pushed an expansion of the state's Medicaid health insurance plan through Arizona's Legislature, Gov. Jan Brewer's effort to extend coverage to 300,000 additional residents faces a crucial test Friday.
12/13/13 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices dropped in November for the third consecutive month, pushed down again by cheaper gasoline and lower home heating oil costs. But excluding volatile energy costs, inflation was mostly stable. The producer price index, which measures prices before they...
12/13/13 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — US wholesale prices drop 0.1 pct. on lower gas, heating oil costs; core prices up 0.1 pct. .
12/13/13 08:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republicans. The modest...
12/13/13 08:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he'll meet with his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell to discuss whether they can speed things up in the Senate and move on a budget agreement and a defense policy bill more quickly. Reid said on the Senate floor Friday morning...
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