Politics

Cantor Steps Down as House Majority Leader

Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role on the world stage.


Rep. Gutierrez Checks on Immigrant Kids in Texas

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez will be among 12 members of Congress to visit a section of the Texas border Thursday and Friday where tens of thousands of children have crossed into the U.S.


Congress Races to Get Something Done Before Summer Holiday

In the final days before leaving Washington, lawmakers struggle to compromise on bills to deal with chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway funds.


House Votes to Sue Obama

Democrats pointed out the irony of House Republicans suing Obama for delaying part of the Affordable Care Act, which the GOP has voted to repeal or delay more than 50 times.


CIA May Have Kept Powell in Dark at First

A still-classified Senate report concludes that the CIA initially didn't tell former Secretary of State Colin Powell about torture and secret prisons, but that he later sat in on meetings.


California's Governor Wraps Up Trip to Mexico

California Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a three-day visit to Mexico on Wednesday, saying he will work with the U.S. government upon his return home to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.


3.4 Million Now Insured Under Covered California

About 3.4 million previously uninsured adults have obtained health insurance coverage in California in the past year, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.


Nonpartisan GAO Details Flaws in Obamacare Rollout

Investigators found that the administration kept changing contractors' marching orders for the HealthCare.gov website, creating widespread confusion and leading to tens of millions of dollars in additional costs.


Jerry Brown Favors More Shelters for Immigrant Kids

Gov. Jerry Brown said after meeting with religious leaders in Mexico City on Tuesday that he would support additional shelters for unaccompanied minors in California.


Israeli Shelling Kills Refugees in Gaza U.N. School

Israeli artillery struck a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 19 people and wounding scores more, after Israeli ground troops made a significant push into the territory.


Border Bill Heads for Senate Vote

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday despite bickering over which party is to blame for Congress's failure to act.


Obama Pokes Congress to Close Corporate Loopholes

President Obama is prodding Congress to do some work before going on summer break this week.


GOP Blocks Bill to Cut Tax Breaks on U.S. Firms That Move Overseas

Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.


Kerry Criticism Not From Netanyahu: Ambassador

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. said Wednesday that criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel's "very rambunctious democracy" and not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Venezuelan Officials Banned From Traveling in U.S.

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced new travel restrictions against Venezuelan officials believed to have committed human rights abuses during a spring crackdown on anti-government protests.


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