Politics

U.S. Highway Fund Nearly Broke, Jeopardizing Jobs

Letting the U.S. Highway Trust Fund to run dry could force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements to states' transportation infrastructure.


Wisc. GOP to Vote on Secession

Wisconsin Republicans are going to vote at the next state GOP convention on whether to secede from the U.S., despite that unpleasantness 150 years ago.


McCain Mocks E.U. Sanctions Against Russia

Sen. John McCain dissed the European Union's sanctions on Russia following the crisis in Ukraine as "almost a joke" during a tour of the Baltic states.


FBI Leak Probe Shuts Down Gitmo Case

An apparent FBI investigation into a security leak has temporarily shut down the effort to try five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for the Sept. 11 terror attack.


Social Security Suspends Debt Collection Effort

People whose parents got overpaid by Social Security are getting a reprieve for now.


IRS Chief: New Rule for Nonprofits

The Internal Revenue Service is prepared to rewrite a controversial proposed rule regulating the political activities of non-profit groups to address complaints from the right and left that it goes too far.


Grand Jury Seated in Rick Perry Ethics Case

A Texas judge selected a second grand jury in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing funding for public corruption prosecutors.


Boehner Mocked for 'Electile Dysfunction'

House Speaker John Boehner's tea party opponent in the Ohio GOP primary doesn't have much chance of winning, but that didn't stop him from taking a low blow in a campaign video.


Ukraine Launches Anti-Terror Operation Against Russian Separatists

Ukraine announced Tuesday that it had started counter-terrorism operations in the eastern part of the country, which is overrun by armed Russian separatists.


Snowden Says Pulitzer Is 'Vindication'

Edward Snowden says awarding the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service to the Washington Post and The Guardian for their reporting on the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts is "vindication."


Medical Pot Measure Could Boost Fla. Democrats

Activists are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would make Florida the first state in the South to legalize some pot for some uses.


Negrete McCleod Calls for Funding of Small-business Programs

Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod has taken the lead on a letter to the House Appropriations Committee to ask for funding for various entrepreneurial development programs under the SBA.


Hispanic Politician Says Republican Party Needs to Adapt

Texas State Rep. Jason Villalba says the Republican party needs to adapt or it will perish.


Leaders React to Kansas Shootings

Political and religious leaders expressed sympathy after a white supremacist allegedly shot three people dead Sunday at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex in Kansas.


Snowden Among Potential Pulitzer Prize Winners

Among the potential contenders for the Pulitzer Prizes, to be announced Monday, are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort.


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