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House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

 

 

GOP takes charge in Congress, runs into swift veto threat

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday.

 

Divers spot tail of AirAsia plane that crashed into Java Sea

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board.

First black female Republican joins Congress

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.

 

Freshly elected lawmakers arrive at Capitol

Posted 1/7/2015 in National

It was a good day to be the new guy.

 

 

US oil falls below $50 for 1st time since 2009

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

The price of oil plunged again Monday and fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009.

 

 

Strong dollar makes world travel cheaper for Americans

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

Trips in Europe or Asia should be cheaper for Americans this year. Thank a stronger dollar.

 

White House: Scalise as No. 3 says a lot about who GOP is

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago.

New Congress to be sworn in today with GOP in charge

Posted 1/6/2015 in National

Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

In search of a Boston jury to try marathon bombing suspect

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later.

Obama tests his sway against a Republican-run Congress

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the Capitol eager to take him on.

Plane crash survivor may help probe

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

 

Boy in shooting 'unzipped' special purse gun pocket

Posted 1/2/2015 in National

Concealed weapons are part of everyday life in Idaho, and that's unlikely to change.

 

 

Cleveland seeks outside probe of boy's shooting by police

Posted 1/2/2015 in National

The city is hoping to hand over the investigation of a 12-year-old boy's fatal shooting by police to an outside agency.

 

 

5 things to know: Obama health law again in play

Posted 12/31/2014 in National

New episodes in the nation's long-running political drama over health care are coming via your news feed in 2015.

 

 

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