Senate OKs Jobless Bill; House Prospects Slim

The Senate voted Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed but it's prospects are cloudy at best.

Contreras-Sweet Sworn in as Head of SBA

Vice President Joe Biden has sworn in Maria Contreras-Sweet as the new head of the Small Business Administration.

Dick Cheney Set Tone for CIA Torture: Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said "Vice President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA" during the Bush administration.

Ted Kennedy Jr. to Run in Conn.

Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for state senator in Connecticut in his first bid for public office.

White House Considers Ban on Selfies with the President

The White House is considering putting a moratorium on all selfies with President Barack Obama after Samsung used his selfie with Red Sox player David Ortiz as a promotional stunt.

Jeb Bush: Illegal Immigration Often 'An Act of Love'

Potential Republican contender Jeb Bush said some illegal immigrants come to the U.S. to provide for their families out of an 'act of love'.

GOP Seeks Coverage Choices in Health Law It Hates

At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Barack Obama's health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

Obama: Republican Budget Would Shrink Opportunity

President Barack Obama says the Republican budget proposal would shrink opportunity and make it tougher for hard-working Americans to get ahead.

Military Service May Be Path to Legal Residency

Young immigrants brought to the country illegally by their parents could find a path to resident status if they join the U.S. military in a plan pushed by House Republicans, with backing from immigration overhaul supporter Luis Guiterrez, an Illinois Democrat.

Dreamer Military Recruits Should Get Bus to Tijuana: King

Rep. Steve King of Iowa says that instead of allowing children of undocumented immigrants to join the military, the U.S. should tell them, "We have a bus for you to Tijuana."

'Secret Twitter' Sets Cuban Media Aflutter

Revelations of a secret U.S. government cellphone-based social network in Cuba are being trumpeted in the communist country's official media as proof that Washington is waging a "cyber-war" to stir up unrest.

Moran Thinks Congress Is Underpaid

U.S. Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia thinks members of Congress are underpaid at $174,000 a year -- twice what the average household in Washington brings in, with lots of vacation time.

U.S. Rethinks Role in Mideast Talks: Kerry

The Obama administration will reevaluate its role in Middle East peace talks after actions by Israel and the Palestinians brought the negotiations to virtual collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.

Senate Committee Gives Go-ahead to CIA Torture Report

The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to release parts of a report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations under the Bush administration, and the White House said it would order full cooperation from intelligence officials.

Hillary Clinton: Partisanship Takes U.S. Backward

Hillary Rodham Clinton said at the Women of the World summit that excessive partisanship in the U.S. political system is marching the U.S. "backwards instead of forward" and cited a need to "get back to evidence-based decision-making."

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