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GOP dysfunction delays House's August recess

On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.

House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the…

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CIA apologizes for spying on Senate committee

CIA Director John Brennan apologized to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and admitted the agency spied on computers used by its staffers who prepared an investigation of the…

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Rolex passed among jurors in McDonnell corruption trial

A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.

Bush writes book about Bush

For George W. Bush, this project is personal. The 43rd president of the United States has written a book about his father, who happens to be the nation's 41st president.

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Walker's bargaining rights law upheld by state Supreme Court

Republican Gov. Scott Walker scored a big victory Thursday after the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the collective bargaining rights law that angered public employees but rocketed Walker into…

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House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the…

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Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2 billion mistake.

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CIA interrogation report could be released next week

A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA's controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 terror attacks could be released to the public as soon as next…

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Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will meet next week with the general who's looking into how the now-freed prisoner of war was captured by the Taliban in 2009, the Army and his attorney said.

Attorney…

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House approves bill to overhaul VA

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

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Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

The road isn't easy -- past shelling and eerie separatist checkpoints. But where it leads is harder still.

Twelve days after MH17 was blown out of the sky, pieces of the plane remain here, but…

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McAuliffe restores voting rights of 2.5K felons

In April, McAuliffe announced that he was making it easier for felons to regain their voting rights.

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Domestic violence: Next in gun-control fight

The scene is intense: A man is ferociously knocking on a door while a woman inside the house calls 911, saying that her ex is trying to break in. A child sits on the couch.

The man bursts in and…

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Trial turns to trips for former Virginia first family

The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is testifying for the prosecution.

Will latest sanctions on Russia work?

More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow. What seems like diplomatic tail-chasing so many months into the Ukraine conflict invites questions about…

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Senate votes to start debate on emergency border bill

The Senate voted on Wednesday to take up a $2.7 billion Democratic spending bill to address the southern border crisis.

Lawmakers voted 63-33 on a procedural vote to begin debate on the emergency…

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More VA employees told to falsify data

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor…

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WH mulls steps on immigration it can take on its own

As Congress wrestles with legislation aimed at easing the southern border crisis, the White House is considering steps President Barack Obama can take on his own to address an immigration…

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Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

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Obama lambasts Republicans for 'hatin' all the time'

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama used a Wednesday morning speech in Kansas City, Mo., to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than take…

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GOP dysfunction delays House's August recess

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CIA apologizes for spying on Senate committee

Rolex passed among jurors in McDonnell...

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Bush writes book about Bush

Scott Walker Wisconsin Governor

Walker's bargaining rights law upheld by state...

Capitol building dome

House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

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Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

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CIA interrogation report could be released next...

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Bergdahl to be questioned soon about capture

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House approves bill to overhaul VA

Donetsk, Ukraine damage

Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

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McAuliffe restores voting rights of 2.5K felons

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Domestic violence: Next in gun-control fight

Trial turns to trips for former Virginia first...

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Will latest sanctions on Russia work?

Immigration debate

Senate votes to start debate on emergency...

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More VA employees told to falsify data

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WH mulls steps on immigration it can take on...

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Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

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Obama lambasts Republicans for 'hatin' all the...

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