- Subpoena of AP records revives media shield bill
Miami Herald, Thursday - 05/16/2013 - 05:57 PM
The controversy over the government's secret subpoena of Associated Press telephone records has revived legislation that would protect journalists from having to reveal their sources to federal investigators - and the White House is endorsing the idea.
- Heads of Benghazi review board say they'll testify
Associated Press, Tuesday - 05/14/2013 - 07:56 PM
The leaders of the panel that independently reviewed the attack last year in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans have agreed to testify publicly before Congress to counter what they consider unfounded criticism of their work.
- Rubio's PAC airing ads defending Ayotte on guns
Associated Press, Monday - 05/13/2013 - 03:32 PM
A political group backed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is coming to the aid of New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte (AY'-aht), airing a new television ad in her home state defending her stance on gun legislation.
- AP Exclusive: IRS knew tea party targeted in 2011
Miami Herald, Saturday - 05/11/2013 - 03:13 PM
A federal watchdog's upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.
- Smoke forces evacuation of White House West Wing
Miami Herald, Saturday - 05/11/2013 - 08:38 AM
Reporters and photographers were evacuated from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from a faulty piece of equipment.
- White House dismisses Benghazi criticism
Associated Press, Friday - 05/10/2013 - 04:12 PM
The White House says Friday's public disclosure of emails related to the attack on a U.S. compound in Libya is an attempt by Republicans to "politicize" the investigation.
- IRS apologizes for targeting conservative groups
Associated Press, Friday - 05/10/2013 - 10:43 AM
The Internal Revenue Service is apologizing for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.
- Entitlements' unimpeded growth is boon to seniors
Associated Press, Friday - 05/10/2013 - 03:31 AM
With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security and Medicare benefits, at the expense of younger people.
- Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/09/2013 - 04:12 PM
The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States.
- Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 05/09/2013 - 04:03 PM
House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans.
- Dems: GOP fails to show scandal in Benghazi deaths
Associated Press, Thursday - 05/09/2013 - 03:14 AM
Republicans hope lingering questions about last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will turn into a full-blown scandal that will undo Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats in future campaigns.
- For many Republicans, immigration is risky subject
Associated Press, Thursday - 05/09/2013 - 03:08 AM
Rodney Vandenberg was the first to greet Republican Sen. Deb Fischer when she dropped by the Falls City's Chamber of Commerce office last week. He wasted no time bracing her about immigration, an issue that a Senate committee takes up Thursday in the form of sweeping overhaul legislation.
- Bill Clinton tried to broker Led Zeppelin reunion
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 05/06/2013 - 10:45 AM
It's a diplomatic failure at the highest level: Bill Clinton couldn't get Led Zeppelin to reunite.