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  • Worries about US consumers drag stocks lower

    NEW YORK (AP) — Investors got some bad news about the American shopper on Friday, driving down stocks and sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss for the week. Two major U.S. companies — the retail giant Amazon and the credit card processor Visa — both said that the second half...

  • Buck McKeon calls White House request to repeal Iraq use of force 'a joke'

    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon didn't pull any punches Friday in his response to the Obama administration's request that Congress repeal the 2002 law authorizing the use of military force in Iraq.

  • Obama's approval numbers deep in the tank again

    President Obama's approval rating declined this week by three points to 39 percent, down from its previous posting of 42 percent, according to the latest Gallup polling data.

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton says 'you don't have a right to know' what's going on in government

    Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional representative for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.

  • Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

    PARIS (AP) — Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and apparently disintegrated on impact. French authorities said the...

  • Disappointing results at Visa, Amazon hurt stocks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is ending lower after Visa and Amazon posted disappointing results. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 123 points, 0.7 percent, to close at 16,960 Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell nine points, or 0.5 percent, to end at 1,978. The tech-heavy...

  • Ex-CIA officers barred from reviewing report hitting them with harsh interrogation tactics

    In a stunning reversal, the administration has told some 10 former intelligence officers that they can't review a 6,000-page Senate report on controversial post-9/11 interrogation tactics is released.

  • Stephen Walt's 'Israel lobby' paranoia

    Harvard professor and alleged foreign policy "realist" Stephen Walt loves to complain about the "Israel lobby."

  • White House: 'Prominent' Republicans want to impeach Obama

    The White House Friday stood behind its assertions that Republicans seriously wanted to impeach President Obama, even though Speaker John Boehner has repeatedly dismissed the possibility.

  • Democratic reversal on 2008 law playing role in border bill breakdown

    House Republicans Friday were mulling a border supplemental spending bill that would give President Obama only a fraction of his $3.7 billion request, but a looming fight over a 2008 deportation law now threatens to derail any deal at all.

  • $5,000 per head: International human smugglers profit from an unsecured border

    An estimated 57,000 illegal immigrant youths have entered the U.S. since October of last year, creating a big problem for the Border Patrol agents who process them -- and a big payday for the smugglers who get them here.

  • VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: John Boehner's lawsuit takes a big step

    The House Rules Committee on Thursday approved a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit against President Obama over his use of executive action.

  • US's Kerry says more work needed to reach deal on 7-day truce between Hamas and Israel

    CAIRO (AP) — US's Kerry says more work needed to reach deal on 7-day truce between Hamas and Israel.

  • Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting. The Americans and NATO allies are winding...

  • BART station reopens after reported bomb threat

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train station is back open after a reported bomb threat forced its closure and caused major delays throughout the system during the morning commute. BART spokesman Jim Allison says that the Coliseum Station in east Oakland reopened...



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