By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.
By CHRIS TOMLINSONAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House on Tuesday debated tough new abortion restrictions prior to taking part in a planned vote on the measure, as national activists on both sides of the issue descended on the Capitol building.
Republican Rep. Jody Laubenberg, of
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The GOP-controlled House unveiled slashing cuts to the budget of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, punishing the beleaguered agency after it targeted tea party groups and other nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status.
The agency's 2014
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon said Tuesday it will take a "second look" at how it goes about accounting for missing Americans on foreign battlefields, following the disclosure of an internal assessment that the work is "acutely dysfunctional" and at risk
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the decision on how many U.S. troops to leave in Afghanistan won't be imminent. But it's leaving open the possibility the U.S. won't leave forces there after combat troops depart in 2014.
White House press secretary Jay Carney says the so-called "
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Acknowledging the difficulty of squaring U.S. law with national security priorities in dealing with the military overthrow of Egypt's president, the Obama administration said Tuesday it was encouraged by a proposal from the country's interim
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Brynna Robert of Louisiana found out about and entered a White House contest for kid chefs on deadline day. Wisconsin's Liam Kivirist studied more than 1,000 entries from the previous year's competition before stirring up his own
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Air Force has pulled a brochure circulated at a South Carolina base after a lawmaker complained about some objectionable advice to sexual assault victims - such as submitting to an attack rather than resisting.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y.,
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing budget cuts, the Internal Revenue Service is canceling this year's employee bonuses for managers and is working to cancel bonuses for union workers, the agency announced Tuesday.
Acting IRS head Danny Werfel told workers in an email
By DAVID DISHNEAUAssociated Press
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Secret threat assessments of Guantanamo Bay detainees that Pfc. Bradley Manning gave to WikiLeaks did not harm national security, a former chief prosecutor at the U.S. detention facility in Cuba testified Tuesday.
Retired Air Force Col.