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Obama to meet with Pope Francis in March

Obama to meet with Pope Francis in March

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of a European trip scheduled for March.

Posted: 01/21/14 at 7:40 am EST
  • Scandal-tested Gov. Christie to be sworn in again

    Scandal-tested Gov. Christie to be sworn in again

    TRENTON, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie, who starts a second term with multiple investigations into his administration's tactics underway, will accent bipartisanship and diversity in his inaugural speech Tuesday.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 7:40 am EST
  • Little has changed year after GOP's planned reboot

    Little has changed year after GOP's planned reboot

    WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party's appeal despite its investment in outreach to the racial minorities, women and gay voters who backed Democrats decisively in 2012.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 10:05 am EST
  • Kerry heads to Syria talks after Iran spat

    Kerry heads to Syria talks after Iran spat

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Switzerland for an international conference on ending the crisis in Syria after a last-minute resolution to a spat over Iran's participation.

    Posted: 01/21/14 at 7:40 am EST
  • NJ mayor ratchets up allegation against Christie

    NJ mayor ratchets up allegation against Christie

    TRENTON, N.J. -- The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy has ratcheted up her allegation that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration tied recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project and said that she turned over documents to a federal prosecutor investigating his staff.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:55 am EST
  • Michelle Obama turns 50, shows off AARP card

    Michelle Obama turns 50, shows off AARP card

    WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday and promptly showed off her AARP card.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 12:45 am EST
  • Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

    Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

    WASHINGTON -- Several of the key surveillance reforms unveiled by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' lawfulness, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the government with heavy costs and bureaucracy, legal experts warn.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:55 am EST
  • Gay Republicans face long odds in House campaigns

    Gay Republicans face long odds in House campaigns

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 9:55 am EST
  • GOP image still muddled, a year after suggestions

    GOP image still muddled, a year after suggestions

    WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party's appeal despite its investment in outreach to the racial minorities, women and gay voters who backed Democrats decisively in 2012.

    Posted: 01/20/14 at 10:05 am EST
  • NJ mayor: Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

    NJ mayor: Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

    TRENTON, N.J. -- The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy said Sunday that she was told an ultimatum tying recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project came directly from Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a claim a Christie spokesman called "categorically false."

    Posted: 01/19/14 at 10:35 pm EST
  • 3 gay Republicans trying to make election history

    3 gay Republicans trying to make election history

    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House.

    Posted: 01/19/14 at 10:35 pm EST
  • Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

    Mayor: Christie aides tied Sandy funds to project

    TRENTON, N.J. -- The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development, the mayor said Saturday.

    Posted: 01/18/14 at 8:20 pm EST
  • Obama proposes new limits on NSA phone collections

    Obama proposes new limits on NSA phone collections

    WASHINGTON -- Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance, President Barack Obama on Friday called for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans and immediately ordered intelligence agencies to get a secretive court's permission before accessing such records. Still, he defended the nation's spying apparatus as a whole, saying the intelligence community was not "cavalier about the civil liberties of our fellow citizens."

    Posted: 01/17/14 at 5:35 pm EST
  • Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill

    Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through the end of September.

    Posted: 01/17/14 at 9:30 pm EST
  • New subpoenas seek to unravel NJ bridge scandal

    New subpoenas seek to unravel NJ bridge scandal

    TRENTON, N.J. -- Twenty new subpoenas issued in a traffic jam scandal that has shaken Gov. Christie's administration and threatens to undermine any presidential ambitions reach deep into the governor's office and his re-election campaign, but spare the governor himself.

    Posted: 01/17/14 at 9:35 pm EST
  • Obama urges expanding access to higher education

    Obama urges expanding access to higher education

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama tested his persuasive powers Thursday, summoning university presidents to the White House to win their commitments to expanding access to higher education and to demonstrate a new determination to use his own presidential authority in the face of legislative roadblocks.

    Posted: 01/17/14 at 9:30 am EST
  • Christie facing GOP donors as bridge scandal boils

    Christie facing GOP donors as bridge scandal boils

    MIAMI -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces one of his first major tests since his backyard political scandal erupted: reassuring top Republican donors that he has taken steps to address allegations of political payback in his home state and that he remains a viable presidential contender for the party's establishment.

    Posted: 01/17/14 at 9:30 am EST
  • Reid says Gates denigrates others to make a buck

    Reid says Gates denigrates others to make a buck

    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid bluntly accused former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday of being "out to make a buck" with a memoir that attacks numerous other officials from President Barack Obama on down.

    Posted: 01/17/14 at 9:25 am EST
  • McCain, Kaine unveil measure to change war powers

    McCain, Kaine unveil measure to change war powers

    WASHINGTON -- Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war.

    Posted: 01/17/14 at 9:25 am EST
  • Former RNC chief Ed Gillespie Launches Senate Run

    Former RNC chief Ed Gillespie Launches Senate Run

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie has formally launched his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat representing Virginia.

    Posted: 01/17/14 at 9:25 am EST
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