By SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Politics has long been a family business in Illinois, a place where who you know - and who you're related to - matters more than most. But the family drama shaping up around the next governor's race adds a new layer of intrigue in a
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced the ouster of the top official at the Internal Revenue Service following disclosures that the agency targeted conservative political groups.
Obama, who has been criticized for appearing passive in his
By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a Senate panel Wednesday that "Indian education is embarrassing" as she laid out her priorities on issues affecting Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
Jewell made her first appearance as Interior secretary
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points the Obama administration used after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more details revealed to the public, according to
GENEVA (AP) - The Swiss government wants to broaden its anti-corruption laws to make bribery a criminal offense in almost all cases.
The move follows criticism from anti-graft advocates who claim Switzerland doesn't do enough to prevent bribery by businesses and international sports
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder is facing what is likely to be aggressive questioning by the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee on topics ranging from the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at The Associated Press to the government
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
A look at events leading to the disclosure that the Internal Revenue Service placed conservative groups under special scrutiny for 18 months before the 2012 elections, a practice that has prompted congressional inquiries and a Justice Department criminal
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive.
The cuts are part of a massive five-year farm bill
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers say they're outraged that for the second time this month a member of the armed forces assigned to help prevent sexual assaults in the military is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct.
The back-to-back Army and