Politics

Congress Faces Must-pass List in Short Session

With the clock ticking down to campaign time, elected leaders face a series of deadlines in the coming weeks that could make or break careers.


Arab League Vows to Fight Islamic State

Arab League foreign ministers agreed Monday to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State and co-operate with international, regional and national efforts to combat militants who have overrun swathes of Iraq and Syria.


New FCC Rules Could Mean Higher Internet Rates

A major rule change in how companies provide Internet service to the public could fundamentally disrupt online life as we know it, but no one seems all that concerned.


Former Top Diplomat in Money Laundering Probe

Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the U.N. under President George W. Bush, is being investigated by U.S. authorities for suspected money laundering, Austrian officials said Monday.


Congress Makes Brief Return From Summer Break

Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.


Treasury Moves to Limit Overseas Tax Inversions

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries.


Ukraine Peace Plan in Peril

Clashes between government forces and pro-Russian separatists have thrown the ceasefire agreement in eastern Ukraine into doubt, two days after it took hold.


Obama Vows to 'Hunt Down' IS Militants 'Wherever They Are'

In an appearance on NBC's Meet the Press, the president said IS fighters are a "serious threat" but that the United States has "the capacity to deal with it.


In Senate Races, Candidates Tackle the Blame Game

Political finger-pointing is getting dicey, and not just for incumbents who have to defend the ways of Washington.


Hillary Clinton Won't Decide on 2016 Presidential Run Until Next Year

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday she would "probably" decide next year on whether or not to make another run for the White House in 2016.


White House: Obama to Delay Immigration Action

Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said.


Third-party Senate Candidates Worry GOP

A pizza deliveryman in North Carolina, a "libertarian cop" in Kentucky and an Alaska candidate but not the one who was expected hope to do what a Kansas businessman did this week: shake up Senate races as third-party candidates, an often-dismissed lot.


Inhofe Pushes to Authorize Attacks on IS

The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing legislation authorizing the president to use military force against Islamic state militants in Iraq, Syria and wherever else they threaten U.S. interests.


Castro Thinks John McCain, Israel Created Islamic State

Israel and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are responsible for the rise of the militant group Islamic State, former Cuban President Fidel Castro charged.


Sens. Have Competing Views on IRS Treatment of Tea Party

After investigating the IRS for more than a year, two key senators disagree on whether the tax agency treated conservative groups worse than their liberal counterparts when they applied for tax-exempt status.


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