By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says that President Barack Obama's recent outreach to congressional Republicans is a "hopeful sign" that progress could be made in breaking the recent impasse over how to reduce the federal deficit.
Boehner says at a news
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chief of the U.S. Africa Command is telling Congress that thousands of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft weapons from the arsenal of deposed Libyan leader Moammar Ghadafi remain unaccounted for in Africa and beyond.
Army Gen. Carter Ham
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The filibuster - used this week by Republican Sen. Rand Paul to oppose John Brennan's nomination as CIA director - is a parliamentary tactic used to block or delay legislative action.
Using a filibuster, a senator can essentially hold the floor to
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Reversing course amid criticism, a nonprofit group run by former advisers to President Barack Obama said Thursday it would not accept corporate donations and would disclose the specific amount of money it receives from donors after being accused of
WASHINGTON (AP) - The vice president of a flight attendants union says a new policy that would allow airline passengers to carry small knives is "outrageous."
Sara Nelson, vice president of the Association of Flight Attendants, says they have to deal with "unruly passengers every day." She says
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has invited the top House budget writers for lunch at the White House.
The White House announced Thursday Obama was having lunch in his private dining room with the Budget Committee chairman, Republican Rep. Paul
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is signing into law a bill extending and expanding domestic violence protections, ushering in a legislative victory for gay rights advocates and Native Americans.
Flanked by domestic-violence survivors, lawmakers, law
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator and tea party favorite from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to take control of the chamber and block Senate confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director.
Sen. Rand Paul ended
By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - The fight for the future of Bangladesh is playing out in the streets of this troubled south Asian nation.
For a month, masses of moderate activists have camped at a Dhaka intersection demanding harsh punishment for those accused of crimes
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy says it's time for Congress to take steps to reduce gun violence.
The Vermont Democrat made the remark as the Judiciary panel began debating four bills aimed at restricting firearms. All are expected to pass