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  • Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done differently to prevent the attack. Whether information withheld by...

  • Sebelius resigns after health care rollout fiasco

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law. Sebelius' resignation comes just over a...

  • Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress said no way to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran stepping on U.S. soil. The move forces President Barack Obama to make a decision that...

  • Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was commander of 20th Air Force, with responsibility for...

  • Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have...

  • 2016 campaign checklist: Hillary Clinton

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at Hillary Rodham Clinton's preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign: Nondenial denial: "I haven't made up my mind. I really have not. I will look carefully at what I think I can do and make that decision sometime next year." — ABC, December 2013....

  • AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care...

  • US panel votes to reduce drug-dealing sentences

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to reduce the length of federal prison sentences for most drug dealers. The commission says it estimates that the changes approved Thursday would affect roughly 70 percent of federal drug trafficking defendants and would reduce by 11...

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. The five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been "exhaustive in its time, breadth and...

  • Obama to nominate new head of Humanities Endowment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will nominate Colby College President William "Bro" Adams to be the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In a statement Thursday, Obama says Adams brings extensive experience as an academic leader and a...

  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own free app to help. Doctors have long said exposure to...

  • US Chamber of Commerce backs Thom Tillis in North Carolina race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Establishment-minded Republicans and social conservatives seem to have settled on a favorite to face the North Carolina Democrat who is among the most vulnerable incumbents, Sen. Kay Hagan. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is set to endorse the speaker of the North Carolina...

  • Correction: United States-France-Holocaust story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In stories March 10 and April 9 about the French rail company SNCF, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company acknowledged guilt and paid more than $6 billion in reparations for its role in the Holocaust. The company has expressed regret for its role in...

  • Nancy Pelosi: Race has role in GOP immigration stance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday blamed racial issues for the GOP's failure to act on comprehensive immigration legislation. "I think race has something to do with the fact that they're not bringing up an immigration bill," the California Democrat told...



From the Weekly Standard

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