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    • 3:05 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

    Washington — The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit.

    • 12:09 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Time's dwindling for states to adopt health exchanges

    Chicago — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.

    • 12:13 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama: 8M signed up for health care

    Washington — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

    • 2:10 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    UAW endorses Debbie Dingell for Congress

    The United Auto Workers endorsed Debbie Dingell for Congress in a Thursday announcement.

  1. Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

    Denver Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.

  2. Late surge in health sign-ups brought in the young

    Washington — State insurance commissioners say President Barack Obama had some good news during an hourlong meeting at the White House — a surge of younger people signed up for his health care plan as open enrollment season wound down.

  3. Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

    Washington — President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.

    • 11:22 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

    Dover, Del. — Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, says he won't seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year but plans to run for governor in 2016.

    • 4:01 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Homeland Security chief to visit Michigan to talk about customs plazas

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will visit Michigan in the coming weeks to talk about proposed customs plazas at high-volume trade crossings like the Detroit-Windsor and Port Huron-Sarnia borders, U.S. Rep Gary Peters' office said Wednesday.

    • 2:29 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Cincinnati — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid 'premature celebration and c

    • 2:04 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Federal judge overturns 6-week abortion ban in North Dakota

    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.

    • 11:15 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Cincinnati — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal, meaning most gay couples living in the state would see no immediate t

  4. Cheney to visit Grand Rapids, talk heart problems

    Grand Rapids — Former Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Grand Rapids next week with his cardiologist to discuss Cheney's history of heart problems.

  5. Federal appeals court upholds EPA emission standards

    Washington — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

    • 7:12 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    People with old Social Security debts get reprieve

    Washington — People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve — for now.

    • 11:46 AM, Apr. 14, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    Cincinnati — A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, the latest court ...

    • 2:02 PM, Apr. 14, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Report projects health care costs to dip slightly

    Washington — The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.

    • 6:52 AM, Apr. 14, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules

    Richmond, Va. — Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the ...

    • 9:28 AM, Apr. 13, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama, Republicans compete for support among women

    Washington — After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to ...

    • 12:40 PM, Apr. 13, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism'

    Washington — An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because 'the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism, ...

  6. Sebelius: Health care launch 'terribly flawed'

    Washington — The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system 'was just flat out wrong,' outgoing Health ...

    • 1:46 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

    President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, ...

    • 1:35 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Debbie Dingell raises $500,000 for House race

    Debbie Dingell has raised more than $500,000 in slightly more than a month of campaigning, her campaign said Friday as she filed 2,000 signatures in Lansing ...

    • 5:36 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama: Right to vote under threat in the U.S.

    New York — In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday said the GOP is threatening voting rights in America more than at any ...

    • 12:51 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Virginia AG files brief supporting gay marriage

    Homosexuals have the same right to marry as interracial heterosexual couples, Virginia's attorney general said Friday in papers urging an appellate court to ...

  7. Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, according to tax returns the White House released ...

    • 12:27 AM, Apr. 11, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama rips Terri Lynn Land on pay issue

    President Barack Obama criticized Republican candidate Terri Lynn Land by arguing her position on gender pay discrimination doesn't make sense — a charge the ...

    • 11:26 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Obama: '(I've) lived out the promise' of racial equality

    A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had 'lived out the promise' envisioned by Lyndon ...

    • 12:49 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
    • POLITICS+GOVERNMENT
    • Politics-National

    Sebelius: 7.5 million now signed up for health care

    Washington — Enrollment for the president’s health care law has grown to 7.5 million Americans, the Obama administration announced Thursday, handing President ...

    • 3:34 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    Judge: Indiana must recognize 1 gay couple's marriage

    Indianapolis — A federal judge ordered Indiana on Thursday to recognize the out-of-state marriage of a gay couple before one of the women, who has cancer, dies.

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