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  • Eric Holder targets Chicago crime

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder Monday announced a new federal program to target high-crime cities, including Chicago, Ill., where shootings and other violent crime have skyrocketed.

  • New trial will shine light on 2008 bailout of insurance giant AIG

    Mark Calabria, the director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute, said, "I suspect the suspicion that AIG was assisted to help its counter-parties will be reinforced. I suspect we will also learn that the regulators were making Žit all up as they went along."

  • Congress demands answers on security

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will be on the hot seat Tuesday morning after lawmakers rejected her request that the hearing be held in a closed, classified forum.

  • Energy group claims enviros suing more often, not less, despite 2011 deal

    Two environmental nonprofits are launching more Endangered Species Act lawsuits now than they did before signing a 2011 agreement with the federal government to file fewer such actions, according to a study made public Monday by an energy industry advocacy group.

  • One-third of 'disadvantaged' contracting dollars going to firms that are no longer disadvantaged

    Nearly one in three dollars that the federal government uses to meet its quota for buying from "disadvantaged" businesses didn't actually go to such firms, usually instead going to ones that were once in the training-wheels program, but have since outgrown it.

  • How far can Obama pass the buck?

    Someone had his eye off the ball. It was probably not some "they," but rather the guy with the pen and the phone.

  • White House intruder got far past front door

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency...

  • Dallas hospital monitoring patient for Ebola

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas hospital says it is isolating a patient who is showing signs of having the Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement Monday night that the patient's symptoms and travel history suggest the patient may have Ebola, the virus that has killed...

  • Is vulnerable Democratic senator a 9/11 'truther'?

    The accusation that Sen. Mark Udall has "truther" leanings is based on comments he made in 2007 after the then-congressman was confronted by a crowd of anti-war protesters who demanded to know his thoughts on the terrorist attacks.

  • Ugly Senate fight could await Obama's attorney general nominee

    The White House claims there is ample precedent for a lame-duck nomination. In fact, it's more complicated than that.

  • Getting closer: Hillary's first post-election speech to green campaign activists

    Hillary Clinton, expected to launch her campaign for president early next year, is already mapping her path to that decision with a major green energy speech set for December to one of the nation's most influential conservation activist groups.

  • 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.

  • Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

    DETROIT (AP) — A U.S. safety agency is looking into a car owner's allegations that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes, reviving a problem that appeared to be in the automaker's past. The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • Intruder made it deep into White House

    The intruder, Omar Gonzalez, jumped the fence, sprinted through the front door, overpowered one Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor before being apprehended.

  • What Ted Cruz would be risking by running for president in 2016

    Though running for president in 2016 represents an opportunity for Cruz, it also represents a potentially huge risk, because a run could undermine his long-term effectiveness as a Senator.



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