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  1. U.S. Rep: Don't send Honduran children to Detroit, it's too dangerous

    An Iowa Republican in Congress argues the only place more dangerous than the Motor City is Honduras — drawing the ire of a Michigan member of Congress.

    • 1:20 PM, Jul. 30, 2014

    Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    Kansas City, Mo. — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.

    • 7:21 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

    San Diego — Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S.

    • 1:26 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Former IRS official called GOP 'crazies' in email

    Washington — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called conservative Republicans 'crazies' and more in emails released Wednesday.

    • 1:15 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • Politics-National

    U.S. Rep. Bentivolio hosts forum in Livonia 5 days before primary

    U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday in Livonia on the immigration crisis along the nation's southern border — five days before the Republican primary that threatens his ability to remain in Congress.

  2. Terror threats at US chemical plants underestimated

    Washington — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional

    • 12:29 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Senate votes for reprieve for highly contested border bill

    Washington — A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.

  3. GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

    Washington — Republicans said they were determined to make President Barack Obama heed the Constitution as they began muscling legislation through the House on Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit asserting he has exceeded his executive powers.

    • 11:36 AM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • Politics-National

    GOP blocks tax hike on firms moving overseas

    Washington — Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.

  4. White House to honor Michigan blueberry producer

    Washington — A Paw Paw, Michigan, blueberry producer is among 15 'Champions of Change' for agriculture.

    • 12:23 PM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment talk

    Washington — House Democrats are cashing in on chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday.

    • 6:55 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Obama going to dinner as clock ticks toward recess

    Washington — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.

  5. Senate tweaks highway bill, returns to House

    Washington — The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic funding problems that have plagued transportation progra

    • 10:17 AM, Jul. 29, 2014
    • Politics-National

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill to deal with immigration crisis

    Washington — House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central America.

    • 2:16 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • Politics-National

    U.S. court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    Richmond, Va. — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning ...

    • 11:39 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Obama considers new move on immigration

    — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant ...

    • 5:28 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Washington — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and ...

    • 11:40 PM, Jul. 28, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Report: Medicare funding ison uptick

    Washington — Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four ...

  6. House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

    Washington — In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline ...

    • 7:03 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Deal in works to improve vet care

    Washington — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

    • 9:23 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

    Washington — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the ...

    • 12:02 AM, Jul. 26, 2014

    Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift

    America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters.

  7. Obama seeks GOP, Central America's help on migrants

    Washington Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors ...

    • 2:56 PM, Jul. 25, 2014

    Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Chicago — Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in ...

    • 6:17 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Bentivolio returns U.S. Chamber of Commerce award over immigration disagreement

    U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio on Thursday took the unusual action of returning a special interest group's award he happily accepted earlier this year after ...

  8. Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Miami — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for ...

  9. Obama wants limits on US company mergers abroad

    Los Angeles — President Barack Obama is tapping into growing misgivings about tax-driven overseas mergers by U.S. corporations, issuing a new call to end the ...

  10. Social Security tech plan battles delays

    Washington — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of ...

  11. Control of U.S. Senate depends on the South

    Atlanta — Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nominee and Democrat Michelle Nunn ...

    • 3:46 PM, Jul. 23, 2014
    • Politics-National

    Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Las Vegas — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called 'a hailstorm' of measures to restrict citizens' ...

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