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Military Officer Recommends Not Jailing Bergdahl

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 20:03
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should not face jail time or a punitive discharge from the military, according to a recommendation from an Army officer revealed late Friday in a filing from Sgt. Bergdahl’s defense team.

Shootings Stun University Towns in Arizona, Texas

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 19:03
As President Barack Obama traveled to Oregon to console families and victims of a mass-shooting last week, university communities in Arizona and Texas were grappling with shootings Friday.

Obama's Options Narrow in Syria

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 19:03
Ten days into a Russian military campaign that has upended U.S. policy in Syria, President Barack Obama is picking from two bad options for how to respond.

Christie Still Sees a Path to the GOP Nomination

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:51
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, in the face of disappointing poll numbers, is seeking to reboot his campaign by promoting himself as an outsider with governing experience as he competes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Racetrack Is Betting on a New Audience

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:47
As it tries to appeal to European harness-racing fans, Yonkers Raceway revives the $1 million International Trot after a 20-year hiatus.

Inside an FBI Hostage Crisis: A Stolen Boy, an Angry Loner, an Underground Bunker

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:46
An Alabama man with a grudge against the government took a boy hostage, pitting federal and local authorities against a lone extremist.

Times Square 'Kiss Cam' Attracted Harassment, NYPD Says

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:39
Four men were arrested in September for allegedly abusing women as they posed in front of the Revlon camera.

Departing Speaker Boehner Could Enjoy New Leeway in Clearing Legislation

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:35
The House GOP’s leadership turmoil could help outgoing Speaker John Boehner tackle some of the chamber’s thorniest legislative business.

House Bipartisan Petition Forces Vote on Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:15
House lawmakers backing the U.S. Export-Import Bank gained enough support to force a vote to renew the agency’s charter, a blow to conservative Republicans who sought to shutter the bank this summer.

Pain-Pill Guidelines for Kids Spark a Fierce Debate

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:50
A recent FDA decision to approve OxyContin for children as young as 11 has triggered a fierce debate between lawmakers and some addiction specialists and families of children with serious medical conditions.

House Panel Asks Data on Auto-Lending Discrimination Claims

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:49
The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is turning up pressure on a major regulator to hand over internal documents pertaining to its investigations of auto lenders.

House Votes to Lift Oil-Export Ban

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:42
The House voted to lift the 40-year-old ban on oil exports, giving the oil industry one of its top congressional priorities but fueling a clash with the president.

U.S. Appeals Court Blocks EPA Water Rule Nationwide

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:09
A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that would bring more waterways and wetlands under federal protection, in the latest sign the effort could face an uphill legal battle.

Grass-Roots Anger Transforms Republican Party

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:04
Establishment and conservative figures see a new GOP taking shape in the tumult of the speaker election in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail.

Judge Recommends Changes to Florida Congressional Map

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 14:50
A Florida judge recommended sweeping changes to the state’s congressional map that would present some incumbents with tough re-election battles.

Pentagon to Scale Back Troubled Syria Rebel Training Program

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 14:18
The Obama administration has decided to revamp a troubled Pentagon program to train and equip moderate rebels in Syria after concluding the current effort wasn’t effective, producing only a small handful of trained rebels to fight Islamic State.

Why Kevin McCarthy Came to Quit Speaker Race

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 07:07
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the House majority leader said he had concluded that what had become a painful and potentially ugly process of securing the required 218 votes would ultimately hobble him in doing the job.

House Republicans Search for Next Speaker

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 06:59
House Republicans, riven by turmoil at the top of their party, huddled to look for new leadership one day after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly withdrew from the speaker race.

University of Phoenix Barred From Military Bases

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 06:48
The Department of Defense placed the University of Phoenix system on probation, barring the for-profit school giant from recruiting on military bases and preventing troops from using federal money for classes.

House Speaker John Boehner to Stay Until Replacement Found

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 04:48
Ever since House Speaker John Boehner announced his plan to retire at the end of October, he has seemed relieved to be exiting the unruly chamber he’s struggled to run for the last five years. But his path to a life of golf and leisure for now is blocked.


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