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The Obama administration said Sunday the flawed federal website that threatened to undo President Obama's health care law in its infancy "is night and day from where it was on Oct. 1."
The United States and its Western allies see a chance for a breakthrough on containing Iran's suspected nuclear-weapons program with Hasan Rowhani, who won Iran's presidential election last week.
Herman Cain is surging in the polls and on the best-seller charts.
The White House was justified in ordering the air strike that killed the U.S.-born Anwar al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda cleric and propagandist, Dick Cheney said Sunday, but the former vice president said President Obama's actions don't square with the criticism he heaped on the Bush administration's anti-terror policies.
The score after two 2011 special congressional elections: Democrats 2, Republicans 0. But Republicans have a chance to even the score with two more special elections, both scheduled for Sept. 13.
The hot issue of Tuesday's special runoff election for an open House seat in Los Angeles isn't the economy, immigration or Medicaid — it's gangs, thanks to what may be the most jaw-dropping political attack ad ever run.
Coastal California is Democratic turf, where the party often rolls up landslide victories for its candidates.
Not so very long ago, fireplaces, oil lamps and candles were the only sources of illumination available for homes after dark, sources that gave off a pitiful glow and threatened devastating fire with every use.
Longtime Democratic Rep. Jane Harman plans to resign from the House to become the next president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
The repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy owes much to Sens. Susan Collins and Joseph I. Lieberman, who kept the issue alive when it appeared dead in the kind of partnership that is likely to become a model for getting things done in next year's divided Congress.
Three years after he led the charge to require consumers to ditch their comfortable old incandescent lights in favor of those twisty CFL bulbs, Rep. Fred Upton now wants to be the man to help undo that law as the next chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that the benefits of bombing Iran's nuclear program outweigh the short-term costs such an attack would impose.
Two bills that would make the Homeland Security Department more transparent are poised to pass in Congress, in light of a tide of secrecy that has swept the government since Sept. 11, 2001.
It's that time again. Members of Congress were trying last week to wrap matters up before their monthlong recess. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the other leaders of the 110th Congress had an unusually complex set of questions to answer as they face the usual end-of-summer dilemma: explain or complain?
President Bush has wanted to take complete responsibility for the war in Iraq. Well, now he has it. And to be honest, that's what's making Republicans on Capitol Hill and nationwide very nervous. With the Iraqi government now failing to achieve even the most modest of benchmarks outlined earlier this year, the president is asking both Congress and the public to be patient and to hold on.
"The rollout has been a mess, it's hopefully better today, but what will matter is in six months or whatever the right time frame is: Will there be enough people across the spectrum from sick to healthy in the exchanges to create a competitive market so that the price of health care is affordable to those who have very little or no money?" she said on "Fox News Sunday."
She added, "I'm betting that it will work."