By KIMBERLY DOZIER and NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Testifying out of sight, ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told Congress Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack but the administration withheld the
WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama with congressional leaders: Fiscal cliff is 'urgent business,' challenge is to cooperate.
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By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former CIA Director David Petraeus arrived early Friday for closed hearings on Capitol Hill as lawmakers seek details from the retired general about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House showed some bipartisan cooperation Friday by voting overwhelmingly to end Soviet-era trade restrictions so that American companies and farmers can take advantage of Russia's expanding and more open markets.
But Moscow reacted angrily
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Louisiana's Bobby Jindal is urging the Republican Party to rethink its pitch to voters. Bob McDonnell of Virginia says Republicans should look to outsiders to fix partisan gridlock in Washington. Their fellow governor, Wisconsin's Scott
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Threatened with repeal just weeks ago, President Barack Obama's health care law now appears on track in close to half the states, with others playing catch-up and the administration readying a fallback for states not wishing to
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders from both parties voiced fresh optimism Friday after meeting with newly re-elected President Barack Obama about avoiding year-end "fiscal cliff" tax increases and spending cuts that would hammer the middle class and
By EILEEN SULLIVAN and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, who was whisked clandestinely into private meetings with Congress on Friday to avoid reporters, expressed regret anew in an appearance that marked his first official business since he
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is meeting with 13 heads of civil rights organizations and other advocacy groups to seek input on negotiations with Congress to avert automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts on Jan. 1.
Among those who will join Obama and Vice President Joe Biden
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday that the U.S. would participate in three Southeast Asian military exercises next year.
Panetta was in Cambodia for talks with his counterparts from 10 Southeast Asian nations in