By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies in a massive farm bill moving through the Senate this week.
The bill would cost almost $100 billion a year over five years and would set policy for farm
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Freedom posthumously on Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space.
Obama says Ride was a role model to young women and showed that achievement has no limits. He says Ride advocated for innovation in science, engineering
WASHINGTON (AP) - Myanmar President Thein Sein says that all perpetrators of inter-communal violence in the country will be brought to justice.
Thein Sein made the comments Monday in a speech at a university in Washington after meeting President Barack Obama.
Myanmar has been roiled by unrest
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The Republican National Committee chairman and a leading conservative, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, urged caution Monday for Republican critics calling for President Barack Obama's impeachment, but would not rule out impeachment altogether as
By JULIE PACE and CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and other senior advisers knew in late April that an impending report was likely to say the IRS had inappropriately targeted conservative groups, President Barack Obama's spokesman
By MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMANAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York Police Department detective told a federal judge that he's seen no evidence that one of his informants brought up the subject of jihad as a way to bait Muslims into making incriminating remarks. But text messages
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Attorney in Arizona violated Justice Department policy by providing Fox News with information apparently aimed at undercutting the credibility of a federal agent who helped reveal the botched arms-trafficking probe called Operation Fast and
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will decide if government whistleblower protection applies to employees of a privately-held contractor or the subcontractor of a publicly-held company.
The justices on Monday agreed to hear appeals from Jackie Hosang Lawson and Jonathan M. Zang. The two of them
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open public meetings.
The justices said they will review an appeals court ruling that held that the town of Greece
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions, setting up a high-stakes debate on the Senate floor.
First, the committee must resolve a few remaining
By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
A crowd packed the
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday