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1 hr ago | Boston Herald
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of Caroline Krass to serve as the CIA's top lawyer amid a snooping fight pitting the spy agency against Congress and ensnaring the CIA's acting general counsel.
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6 hrs ago | Reuters
The U.S. Senate is unlikely to vote until later this month at the earliest on a bill providing aid to Ukraine, congressional aides said on Thursday, as lawmakers debated whether International Monetary Fund reforms should be included in the package.
7 hrs ago | The Kansas City Star
The suits in California, Michigan and New York against McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees come amid growing attention on the country's widening wealth gap and the pay practices in the fast-food industry.
10 hrs ago | Capitol Hill Blue
Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws.
14 hrs ago | Reuters
The Obama administration on Thursday plans to throw its weight behind a proposal that it says could cut the average prison sentence for a federal drug defendant by 11 months, a change designed to help reduce the massive U.S. prison population.
The New York City fire department says it has received a report of an explosion and building collapse in East Harlem.
House Republicans addressed immigration on Wednesday -- sort of -- by passing a bill that would take aim at President Barack Obama's policy that allows young undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States.
Follow @politicalticker The group, whose goal is to lay the groundwork for a Clinton campaign in 2016, currently boasts about 2 million supporters - but a Ready for Hillary source hopes that number will swell to roughly 5 million by the end of year.
The Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard are bracing for another blast of below-normal temperatures and heavy snowfall after a few days of temperatures slightly above normal for this time of year.
Deborah Hersman, who headed the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board during high-profile investigations into plane crashes and other transit mishaps, said on Tuesday she would leave the agency in April after almost 10 years.
With Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn expected to win renomination next week, his campaign on Tuesday began moving ahead with plans for the fall general election, including naming a longtime aide as his campaign manager.
One thing I've got to give President Barack Obama -- when it comes to trolling his ideological opponents, the president is a master of the game.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein spoke Tuesday on the Senate floor for almost 40 minutes about a controversy between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA.
Nearly 900 Illinois residents per day signed up for coverage on the health insurance marketplace last month.
In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.
Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Dan Coats, R-Ind., jointly announced Tuesday they have agreed to provisions of a bipartisan Senate resolution that would support Ukraine and condemn Russia for sending military forces there.
The Senate has passed Republican-backed legislation to repeal taxpayer funding for political conventions.