By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is threatening to veto House Republicans' student loan bill.
The White House Budget Office said Wednesday the GOP plan does not guarantee current low interest rates for students and creates uncertainty for them. The
By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge is apologizing for an 18-month delay in unsealing documents in a case involving an alleged leak of classified information to a reporter.
The documents include two warrants for the email accounts of Stephen Kim, a State
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee chairman has withdrawn a subpoena to compel a retired diplomat to answer questions in private about an independent investigation of last year's attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Rep. Darrell Issa (EYE'-suh) says he acted after
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama said Wednesday that stories of toil and sweat by slaves once held at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history, including her own personal story, and are "as vital to our national
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has taken up a Republican-sponsored bill that would speed approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Supporters say the bill, sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska, is needed to ensure the long-delayed
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new push to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions by crippling the country's economy is gathering momentum on Capitol Hill.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation Wednesday that would impose even tougher economic
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Republican bid to turn the federal food stamp program over to the states.
The current program, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is administered by the Agriculture Department
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House lawmakers are moving to protect Capitol Hill's budget even as they're working to slash other programs like education, health research, water projects and housing aid for the poor.
The effort by the House Appropriations Committee
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican who oppose abortion promoted legislation Wednesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
These Republicans want to move ahead despite recent court decisions that have struck down similar state laws. The GOP lawmakers
By LOLITA C. BALDOR AND PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has decided to buy a new computerized health records system to be able to better share and merge its data with the Department of Veterans Affairs, but officials cautioned that it was part of a "long-term
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
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
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