Politics

Russia Fears Lasting Damage From Ukraine Crisis

Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about serious economic damage.


Impeachment Threat Could Be Serious: Obama Aide

A top aide to President Obama says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicvans could pursue impeachment of the president.


U.S. Weighs Refugee Status for Immigrant Kids

The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.


Which States Are Getting the Most Immigrant Kids?

The U.S. has been grappling with a surge in the number of unaccompanied children who have been fleeing violence in Central America.


Ted Cruz: Why Did FAA Ban Flights to Israel?

Sen. Ted Cruz vowed to continue blocking confirmation of diplomats even though a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel has already been lifted, drawing a sharp rebuke from the State Department.


Social Security IT Project Doesn't Work

Social Security embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims, but the project has been racked by delays and mismanagement.


Kerry Sees Progress in Gaza Despite Continued Attacks

Prospects for a quick end to the fighting in Gaza dimmed as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to more than 700 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.


Menendez: No Arms for Iraq Without Intel

Bob Menendez, the U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations chair, says he doesn't want more U.S. weapons abandoned by Iraqi troops fleeing Islamic State insurgents.


Bernie Sanders Offers Low-Cost Fix for VA

With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.


Sen. Walsh Accused of Plagiarizing College Paper

Sen. John Walsh plagiarized nearly all of the final paper he wrote for his master's degree at the Army War College in 2007, a new report finds.


Self-Induced Abortions Rise After Texas Closes Clinics

The number of legal medical abortions has dramatically declined in Texas while the number of second-trimester abortions has risen, suggesting that women are forced to wait for the procedure.


'There's a Chance' Bachmann Will Run for President in 2016

Rep. Michele Bachmann is retiring from Congress at the end of the term, but said "there's a chance" she'll take a shot at the White House in 2016.


10 Million Adults Gained Coverage Through Obamacare

A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Obama's law took hold in much of the country.


Biden Condemns Voting Restrictions in NAACP Address

Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote.


Deported Honduran Families Face a Bleak Future

Co-workers handling clandestine cocaine flights from South America murdered Elsa Ramirez's husband four months ago. Then they came looking for her.


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