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  • Conservative pushes symbolic effort against Boehner

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative Republican who was disciplined earlier this year by House Speaker John Boehner is pushing a largely symbolic effort to strip the Ohio Republican of his position. Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina on Tuesday filed ...

  • House intelligence chairman calls for new Iran assessment

    8 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes is asking for additional intelligence assessments related to the nuclear agreement with Iran. In a letter Tuesday to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Nunes asked for an analysis of competing hypotheses ...

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Seating will be limited for papal address

    8 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Seats on the floor of the House chamber are not for everybody. But when Pope Francis addresses Congress this fall, they're going to be even harder to get than usual — and this means you, former senators ...

  • Court rejects claim over goring in Olympic National Park

    11 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has rejected a woman's lawsuit over her husband's fatal goring by a mountain goat that had been threatening visitors for years in Olympic National Park. However, two of the three judges on ...

  • GOP: Still no deal on Clinton testimony to Benghazi panel

    11 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, say there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department's pledge to produce 5,000 new ...

  • Lawyers: Convicted spy Pollard to be paroled in November

    12 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard say the U.S. has granted his parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison, has served 30 years for spying for Israel.

  • Attorneys for convicted spy Pollard say November parole granted after 30 years in prison

    12 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for convicted spy Pollard say November parole granted after 30 years in prison.

  • US institute: NKorea launch site upgrade complete

    12 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch site now appears complete amid expectations in rival South Korea that a launch could take place in October. South Korean officials are predicting the ...

  • Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

    15 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul says Senate leaders have told him the chamber will vote on his effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood before lawmakers begin their August break. The Kentucky Republican said Tuesday that ...

  • Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight

    15 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey is only a few months old. But early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that promises to be bitter, personal and contested at ...

  • George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement

    15 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university administrators were concerned that below-average ...

  • Cabinet secretaries on Capitol Hill again to sell Iran deal

    22 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress continues — this time in the House where three Cabinet secretaries are facing tough questions from skeptical Democrats and Republicans. Secretary of State John ...

  • House backs bill to help vets who've suffered sexual assault

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who suffered sexual assault or other sexual abuse while in uniform to get help from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill was approved by voice ...

  • GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner

    1 day, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee is calling for the removal of the IRS commissioner, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups. Congressman Jason Chaffetz sent a letter Monday to ...

  • NSA will stop looking at old phone records

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop using millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden. Congress passed a law earlier ...

  • John Kerry travels to Mideast then Southeast Asia next week

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry travels to the Mideast next week and then Asia, including a stop in Vietnam. The top U.S. diplomat starts off in Cairo, for the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue on Sunday. He then goes ...

  • 'Just the ticket': 4-star solution to nuclear Air Force ills

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to reinvigorate its nuclear force after years of missteps and scandal, the Air Force is putting a four-star general in charge for the first time since the end of the Cold War. His mission: Restore institutional ...

  • Spain's King Felipe VI to visit White House in September

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The king and queen of Spain will head to Washington later this year for their first official visit to the White House. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will arrive in the U.S. on Sept. 14 and ...

  • Malaysia, Cuba taken off US human trafficking blacklist

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has taken Malaysia and Cuba off its blacklist of countries failing to combat modern-day slavery. That could leave the U.S. open to criticism that politics is swaying the often-contentious rankings in its annual human ...

  • Candidate criticizes Iran deal as being similar to Holocaust

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is likening the agreement on an Iranian nuclear deal to "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust. The former Arkansas governor made the tweet Sunday, ...

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