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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner pecked Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on the cheek. Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy conferred amiably with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Republicans and White House officials slapped each other on the back. By Washington standards this...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency, sending the measure to the White House. The bill, approved on a voice vote, includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to use the politically fraught term. Top administration officials discussed the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee's plan to cut the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs by more than $1.4 billion next year will "cause veterans to suffer," VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday. Testifying at a Senate hearing, McDonald said a spending plan...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is again stopping short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide. Top administration officials met with Armenian-American leaders Tuesday. The White House says the officials pledged that the U.S. would use the 100th...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michele Leonhart, is expected to resign soon, an Obama administration official said Tuesday. Leonhart is a career drug agent who has led the agency since 2007 and is the second woman to hold the job. She has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says a House subcommittee's plan to cut the VA's budget by more than $1.4 billion next year will "cause veterans to suffer." Testifying at a Senate hearing Tuesday, McDonald said a spending plan approved by a House...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman accused of running over her husband with an SUV because he didn't vote in the 2012 presidential election has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault. Holly Nicole Solomon of Mesa had a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday. Her sentencing is...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michele Leonhart, is expected to resign soon, an Obama administration official said Tuesday. Leonhart is a career drug agent who has led the agency since 2007 and is the second woman to hold the job. She has...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This court decision required knowledge of both law and grammar. A divided appeals court in...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This court decision invoked both law and grammar. A North Carolina appeals court ordered a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner pecked Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on the cheek. Republican Whip...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley should be resting right now, letting his sprained right foot heal. But he won't...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley should be resting right now, letting his sprained right foot heal. But he won't...
LONDON (AP) — It's hard to imagine Robert Downey Jr. as the authoritarian type, but the actor says he played a...