By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking maximum political gain from the string of controversies swirling around the White House, Republicans are on the attack against Democratic lawmakers who accepted donations from the union that represents Internal Revenue Service employees.
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration denounced Russia on Friday for providing Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime with anti-ship missiles, saying the weapons would only worsen a war that Washington and Moscow have been promising to work together on
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget would trim projected federal deficits by $1.1 trillion over the coming decade, using nearly $6 in higher revenues for every $1 in reduced spending to achieve it, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Friday.
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed the co-chairman of the independent review board that investigated last year's attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, to answer questions about the
By HENRY C. JACKSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The growing use of unmanned surveillance "eyes in the sky" aircraft raises a thicket of privacy concerns, but Congress is getting mixed advice on what, if anything, to do about it.
A future with domestic drones may be inevitable. While civilian
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Energy Department on Friday conditionally approved a Texas company's proposal to export liquefied natural gas, only the second such project allowed to move forward amid a production boom that has led to glut of domestic natural gas.
By KARL RITTERAssociated Press
PETARE, Venezuela (AP) - Stern-looking soldiers clutching assault rifles wave down the beat-up Chevy Caprice entering this sprawling slum on the outskirts of Caracas.
Flashlights in his face, the driver steps out and places his hands on the roof while the soldiers
By MARJORIE OLSTERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The International Monetary Fund said Friday that substantial risks still loom for the Cypriot economy even after a multi-billion dollar international bailout aimed at averting a debt default.
A new IMF report predicted a deep recession in Cyprus
By MICHAEL WARRENAssociated Press
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power over Argentina in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow citizens in a dirty war to eliminate so-called "subversives," died quietly in his sleep