Republican Jolly wins Fla. congressional race
2014-03-12 05:12:04 UTC
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink on Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where President Barack Obama's health care overhaul got its first test ahead of November's midterm elections and both sides ...
Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network
2014-03-11 17:15:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investiga...
DC mayor denies he knew of illegal shadow campaign
2014-03-10 23:59:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray denies he knew of an off-the-books "shadow campaign" to support his 2010 bid and personally requested the funds from an influential district businessman, he said Monday.
Assistant U.S. A...
Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll
2014-03-09 06:15:48 UTC
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the pro...
Tea party challengers struggle to continue success
2014-03-08 09:53:35 UTC
Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.
In Tuesday's first-in-...
Congress set to take 1st steps on Ukraine, Russia
2014-03-07 09:12:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives was poised Thursday to pass the first aid bill for Ukraine's new, pro-Western government, while both chambers of Congress looked to advance legislation imposing hard-hitting sanctions on Russian Presi...
Senate blocks Obama's pick for civil rights post
2014-03-05 21:12:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Senate opposition blocked swift confirmation Wednesday for President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights division, the emotional residue of the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policema...
US calls any threat to Ukraine navy 'dangerous'
2014-03-03 19:24:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday that any Russian threat to Ukraine's navy would be a "dangerous escalation" of an extremely tense situation .
The State Department said that Washington would hold Moscow directly accountabl...
Ukraine: An emerging conflict between East and West
2014-03-03 19:21:34 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite blunt warnings about costs and consequences, President Barack Obama and European leaders have limited options for retaliating against Russia's military intervention in Ukraine, the former Soviet republic now at the center...
Senator John McCain: “We Are All Ukrainians”
2014-03-01 23:24:37 UTC
<h3>In an interview with TIME, the Arizona Senator said Obama is “naive” about Putin’s ambitions “to restore the Russian empire”</h3>
In response to reports of a Russian takeover in parts of Crimea, Arizona Senator John McCain said, “We are all...
Obama frames populist theme for Dems in 2014
2014-03-01 00:25:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking a decidedly partisan tone, President Barack Obama sought Friday to define this year's elections as a stark choice between Republicans pushing failed policies from a bygone era and Democrats advocating freedom and opportu...
Arizona religious bill that angered gays vetoed
2014-02-27 07:39:08 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders fr...
U.S. Army study gives women taste of combat tasks
2014-02-26 11:17:33 UTC
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — Standing just over 5 feet, Army Spc. Karen Arvizu is barely a foot taller than the anti-tank missile she carries in both arms and loads into an armored vehicle. She stands on her tip-toes to wrestle open the 300-pound top ...
Urban students take their best shots at squash
2014-02-25 08:58:38 UTC
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sakora Miller remembers being puzzled when a group of strangers visited her gym class in tough west Philadelphia and offered to teach them a sport.
Everyone already knew how to play basketball, the most popular game in the n...
Hagel proposes big cuts in Army in 2015 budget
2014-02-24 19:45:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping after more than a decade of war.
Governors: 'Obamacare' here to stay
2014-02-24 10:52:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay.
While governors from Connecti...
NJ's Christie keeps low profile as Dems attack
2014-02-22 08:43:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving cautiously to repair his image, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a low profile this weekend as the nation's governors gather in Washington.
Republican officials have been eager to change the subject as Demo...
Senate hopefuls collected $500K a day last year
2014-02-21 09:01:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidates in U.S. Senate races this year collectively raised more than a half-million dollars a day in 2013, suggesting a spate of never-ending campaign ads, mail and phone calls to come before November's elections.
Obama: Putin does not respect people's basic freedoms
2014-02-20 09:58:42 UTC
Barack Obama has sharply criticised Russian support for crackdowns in Ukraine and Syria, calling for a transitional government in Kiev and personally accusing Vladimir Putin of failing to respect basic freedoms in both countries.
In his most ex...
Obama, fellow Dems are at odds on big trade bills
2014-02-19 07:53:17 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a "fast track" to congressional passage. But with midterm elections looming, many fellow Democrats are working to sidetrack them inste...
Issa rails against Obama's 'imperial presidency'
2014-02-18 07:30:23 UTC
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — California Rep. Darrell Issa (EYE'-suh) is calling on Republicans to abandon government-backed solutions and instead unite against what he calls President Barack Obama's "imperial presidency."
The Republican congres...
White House: Stimulus bill was good for economy
2014-02-18 06:40:29 UTC
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on M...
Obama signs debt ceiling measure into law
2014-02-16 07:49:11 UTC
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday signed separate measures into law to lift the federal debt limit and restore benefits that had been cut for younger military retirees.
Obama signed the bills during a weekend...
Gay Marriage: Odds may improve for a Supreme Court decision
2014-02-15 06:57:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The overturning of Virginia's gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama's two election victories.
It's no accident t...
Obama to hold more than 18 Dem fundraisers in 2014
2014-02-14 07:43:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has committed to holding more than 18 fundraisers to help Democrats this year, putting the full force of his political brand behind his party's efforts to gain seats in the House and prevent Republicans...