By John Hanna | 04/24/14 07:55 AM
Kansas is joining a proposed compact with other states that hope to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul, and Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday rejected criticism that the move will jeopardize seniors' benefits.
By Steve Doty | 04/24/14 07:02 AM
Primary challengers since the end of World War II have historically failed at defeating incumbent lawmakers. Just two percent of House incumbents and five percent of Senate incumbents have lost in a primary battle.
04/24/14 07:00 AM
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people.
04/24/14 05:45 AM
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections. The attack struck during...
By Washington Examiner | 04/24/14 05:35 AM
Over the past several weeks, President Obama has repeatedly declared the debate concerning the repeal of his signature health care law "over." And, to be sure, there is a certain rationale to his confidence. For all their talk about shrinking government, Republicans have never had much success...
By Michael Barone and Philip Klein | 04/24/14 05:27 AM
According to the conventional wisdom, Republican voters are too old and too white for the party to compete in an increasingly diverse American electorate. Does this mean that demographics will doom the GOP?
By Betsy Woodruff | 04/24/14 05:24 AM
When it comes to West Virginia Congressional races, geography may be on the Koch brothers' side. West Virginia has three congressional districts, created by two horizontal-ish lines trisecting the state from side to side. The first district, held by Republican David McKinley, isn’t really in...
04/24/14 05:19 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully. Wading cautiously into a...
04/24/14 12:30 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis.
04/24/14 12:15 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine.
04/23/14 11:30 PM
OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries. The gas has been shut off, but people who were in Opal, about 100 miles northeast of...
By Byron York | 04/23/14 10:31 PM
On Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki appeared flustered when she was asked a question concerning one of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's main legacies at Foggy Bottom. It was something called the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review and it was created by...
By Washington Examiner staff reports | 04/23/14 09:53 PM
More than three dozen veterans died waiting for treatment from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Phoenix facilities, CNN reported Wednesday evening. Citing sources including a recently retired doctor from the Phoenix VA and internal emails, the network said many of the 40-plus vets had been...
By Paul Bedard | 04/23/14 08:42 PM
First lady Michelle Obama took her campaign to help veterans find jobs to Fort Campbell, Ky.., Wednesday where she said that most Americans don't know much about the military. Following comments from Jill Biden, the vice president's wife and Obama's teammate in helping veterans, she noted that...
04/23/14 08:30 PM
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by the governor. The House voted 114-30 on Wednesday to support the bill, which would require the GMO...
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