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  • Zogby Report Card: Too cautious to be FDR, but winning

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama isn't anything like the Roosevelts in Ken Burns' television special but is steadily winning his big battles.

  • 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.

  • Disrupting the student loan bubble

    Government policies to extend student loans to help cover the cost of college are creating the very problem they purport to solve. Easy credit drives up the demand for higher education, which in turn drives up the price.

  • Women voters not keen on GOP women

    Republican women have a woman problem. A slough of recent polls show that the party's much-touted female recruits still get beaten -- in some cases, badly -- by male Democratic opponents in the competition for women's votes. And it's damaging their general election prospects.

  • Feds funding efforts to create single Internet password

    The Commerce Department has been handing out grants to fund a way for Americans to use a single password anytime they shop, bank, pay bills or engage in any other online activity that requires logging in and verifying identity.

  • Oops: Feds give out wrong contact information for data security effort

    The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a press release that announced $3 million in grants for projects intended to "improve online security and privacy."

  • Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier. The rare security breach was likely to renew...

  • AP NewsAlert

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says 49 Turkish hostages held by Islamic militants have been freed.

  • Secret Service says fence-jumper made it through North Portico doors of White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service says fence-jumper made it through North Portico doors of White House.

  • Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters.

  • 3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning...

  • The survey that proves the republic is unsalvageable

    One in three Americans can't name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks...

  • Obama signs short-term funding bill

    President Obama signed legislation Friday that keeps the government funded through mid-December and authorizes his administration to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide — and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold...



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