By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - The United States accepts that a diminished but resilient Taliban is likely to remain a military threat in some parts of Afghanistan long after U.S. troops complete their combat mission next year, the top U.S. military
By ERICA WERNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what's sure to be a raucous public debate over measures to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is trying to boost the chances of gun legislation that could be in jeopardy this week with a trip to the home state of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Obama is visiting the Connecticut capital of Hartford, where
By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is warning friend and foe alike: They're not going to like every part of President Barack Obama's budget when it is released this week.
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer is telling Republicans their "my way or the
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is looking to breathe new life into dormant Mideast peace talks in meetings Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, amid talk
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Airline passenger complaints to the Transportation Department surged by one-fifth last year even though other measures such as on-time arrivals and mishandled baggage show airlines are doing a better job, according to a report being released Monday.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program - the military's health care system.
Despite dire warnings from three defense secretaries about
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talks between two influential senators have emerged as the most promising route for a bipartisan breakthrough on expanding federal background checks for gun buyers, a pivotal part of President Barack Obama's plan for combating gun violence.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy harshly criticized gun industry lobbyists on Sunday, saying they are doing too little to halt gun violence.
Just three days after he signed into law new restrictions on weapons and large-capacity magazines, the governor compared Wayne
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate aides say a Democratic and a Republican senator are working on a compromise expanding required federal background checks to gun shows and to online firearms sales.
If an agreement could be completed, it could represent a significant breakthrough