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  • FCC sacks NFL's blackout rule

    The decision means that TV networks are now free to broadcast home games in the team's media market regardless of how many tickets are sold.

  • 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.

  • White House hopes visit by India's prime minister eases strains with U.S.

    But the talks between Obama and Modi -- which the White House says will focus on economic growth and cooperation on security, clean energy, climate change and other issues -- pose tricky diplomatic challenges for both leaders.

  • Republicans press Obama to wait on AG

    Sen. Ted Cruz is leading a conservative charge against holding a vote on President Obama's attorney general nomination during the lame-duck session.

  • Senators: U.S.-backed Syrian rebels also must target Assad

    While the United States has begun arming and training Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, opposition forces also should focus on toppling Bashar Assad, say Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

  • Solicitor general, Mass. gov. among top candidates for next attorney general

    Speculation has swirled as to who will replace the man who has served as the nation’s top law enforcement officer for the entire Obama presidency. Here’s a look at a few potential candidates.

  • Michigan loses seniority, but not clout

    No congressional delegation will lose as much seniority and clout next year than Michigan. Of its four members who are retiring, three are chairmen of powerful committees. The fourth is the longest serving current member of Congress.

  • Boxer blasts Goodell for NFL's handling of domestic violence

    Sen. Barbara Boxer has appealed directly to the NFL's new government affairs liaison to root out domestic violence among players after chastising league Commissioner Roger Goodell for not doing enough to address the problem.

  • House to investigate White House breach

    The top Democrat on the House's oversight panel has vowed to investigate how an intruder was able to get into White House last week, a scenario he called a "major, major" security failure.

  • White House privately delighted U.K. remains united

    The Obama administration is breathing a private sigh of relieve at Scotland's failed independent referendum, as a fractured United Kingdom would have posed global security concerns for both the United States and the U.K.

  • Capitol Hill's favorite sport? Bashing the NFL

    From the league's domestic violence problems to the controversy over the Washington Redskins' name to even how and when games are broadcast, league Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a beating from Capitol Hill this year. Here's a play-by-play.

  • Congress applauds NFL for new drug policy

    House Oversight Committee's Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and top Democrat, Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the new policy sends a clear message to professional players -- as well as college, high school and youth athletes -- that performance-enhancing drugs are highly dangerous and won't be...

  • Congress divided on prospect of independent Scotland

    "I hope they won't do it. I don't think Scots will live as good a quality of life if the 'yeses' prevail," said Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate's Friends of Scotland Caucus.

  • State Dept 'makes it up,' witness tells House hearing on Benghazi

    An expert who served on a panel overseeing State Department recommendations in the aftermath of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, told a congressional committee Wednesday the department has failed to follow through on key proposals for improving diplomatic security.

  • Trey Gowdy: New Benghazi panel vital to finding truth about attacks

    "I am willing to reconsider previously held beliefs, in light of new facts and evidence, and I would encourage my colleagues and others to do the same," the South Carolina Republican said.



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