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  • **FILE** Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and immigration reform activist, listens June 28, 2011, as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan testify at a hearing regarding immigration reform and the DREAM Act on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Illegal immigration drops after decade-long rise

    New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending more than a decade of increases.


  • Inside the Ring: Asia pivot questioned

    Assistant Secretary of State Kurt M. Campbell on Tuesday defended the Obama administration's new policy called the "pivot" to Asia from critics who say the shift is largely rhetorical and lacks a substantial program to build U.S. military power in the region.


  • Expert panel: NASA seems lost in space, needs goal

    NASA, the agency that epitomized the "Right Stuff," seems lost in space and doesn't have a clear sense of where it is going, an independent panel of science and engineering experts said in a stinging report Wednesday.


  • Illustration Winning Donkeys by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    YOUNG: Can Democrats survive after Obama?

    Those dismissing future Republican presidential success should consider the difficulty Democrats face in maintaining Barack Obama's coalition. For proof, look no further than John F. Kerry and Al Gore.


  • Inside the Beltway: Asian-Female-Gay-Latino-Tribal Obama

    After being declared our first "Asian American," "female," "gay" and "Latino" president, President Obama has yet another title.


  • Sen. Chuck Grassley

    Lame-duck Senate in no hurry to OK judges

    The selection of federal judges is among the most enduring legacies of any president, but there's no indication that President Obama's lackluster record on getting his judicial nominations approved on Capitol Hill will improve anytime soon.


  • Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper was on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for intelligence briefings with members of Congress that included showing security camera footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. (Associated Press)

    Clapper widens audience for Benghazi tape

    The Obama administration's intelligence chief on Wednesday held a classified briefing on Capitol Hill in which he showed House members security camera footage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.


  • Oil industry wary of Obama‚Äôs renewable-energy fervor

    Huge increases in U.S. oil and gas production have put the nation on a path to energy independence, but some industry leaders fear their relationship with the Obama administration will deteriorate during the president's second term.


  • Court puts doubt on Obama's appointments in recess

    A federal appeals court cast doubt Wednesday not only on President Obama's controversial January recess appointments but on most such appointments, using oral arguments to question whether presidential powers can ever be used unless Congress has officially adjourned for the end of a year.


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