Politics

U.S. Officials, Lawmakers Butt Heads Over Iraq

The U.S. is now conducting about 50 intelligence sorties over Iraq a day, but GOP lawmakers want to know why Obama hasn't authorized drone strikes against the Islamic State.


Senate Bill Targets Overseas Tax Dodge

The Senate voted Wednesday to advance a bill curtailing tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.


Perdue Wins Key Primary in Georgia

The win by David Perdue, former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General, sets up a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.


Obama Calls for a Do-Something Congress

President Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails," and urges Democrats to vote them out of office.


4th Circuit Upholds Obamacare Subsidies

A federal appeals court has upheld the use of insurance subsidies in states that did not operate their own exchanges under Obamacare, in direct opposition to a decision handed down by the D.C. appeals court earlier Tuesday.


Senate, House Locking Horns on Border Funds

Senate Dems got ready to whack $1 billion from President Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Repubs have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money at all.


Congress Leaving Town as Deadlines Loom

With just two weeks before lawmakers' August break, progress is mixed on must-pass items such as a highway bill and action on the humanitarian crisis at the Mexico border.


Perry Dismisses Police Reports That Border Is Peaceful

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday dismissed reports from border police that crime has not risen with the wave of Central American immigrants crossing the border, choosing instead to send troops.


Obamacare Ruling Doesn't Affect California Health Plans

A federal appeals court ruling that could threaten billions of dollars in health insurance subsidies for low- and middle-income Americans won't affect Californians, state officials said.


Hispanic Law Professor Named to California Supreme Court

Gov. Jerry Brown has picked a Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for a spot on California's Supreme Court.


Durbin Drubs Walgreen for Possible Tax Dodge

Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday warned Walgreen of a potential consumer backlash if it moves its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill.


Court Ruling Won't Affect Health Subsidies for Now

A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, imperiling subsidies for low- and middle-income people who bought policies.


Obamacare Subsidies Will Continue Despite Court Ruling, White House Says

The White House says health subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will continue to flow for the time being despite a major setback delivered by a federal appeals court.


Kerry Pushes for Gaza Cease-fire

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the region where the toll of death and destruction is rising.


Appeals Court Decision Could Derail Health Care Subsidies

A U.S. appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.


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