- House overwhelmingly approves $16 billion cash infusion for VA overhaul
- Obama admin to blame for HealthCare.gov woes, $840M cost: GAO
- Al Gore’s climate-changers at EPA hearings foiled by cool temperatures
- Army’s 3-D printed bombs will create ‘a whole new universe’ of deadly capabilities
- Hamas calls on Hezbollah to join in fight against Israel
- Senators to FIFA, others: Don’t reward Putin with the World Cup in 2018
- U.S. condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza
- Obamacare shoots premiums up by 88 percent in California
- Chicken pox outbreak puts illegal immigrant facility on lockdown
- Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’
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House Republicans voted Wednesday to authorize an unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama, escalating a separation of powers battle between Congress and the White House that is heavily tinged with election-year politics.
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to overhaul the VA health care system, hoping a $16 billion infusion of cash can help gain a handle on the wait times and poor care issues for veterans that have plagued the department.
Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars to bolster security, there are still large gaps in the nation's chemical infrastructure that could be exploited by terrorists, says a report by a top Senate Republican.
This week, a social media-driven political hackfest known as the "Live the Wage Challenge" will come to an end. For those not familiar with the Live the Wage Challenge (and I'm sure most Americans aren't), ABC News offered this description:
Amid escalating tensions with socialist Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced sanctions against officials it said committed human rights abuses during a crackdown on anti-government protests.
The Associated Press walked back a tweet on Tuesday and quietly edited text of an article after catching flack for appearing to criticize U.S. lawmakers for supporting Israel.
Later today, President Obama will return to Missouri to discuss jobs and the economy at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City. This event, which comes as part of Mr. Obama's so-called "Year of Action," will reportedly include meetings with people who have written letters about the benefits of the president's economic policies.
A House hearing on Tuesday doled out more pain for the troubled U.S. Export-Import Bank, which faces a funding cut-off Sept. 30 if it is not reauthorized by Congress.