- John Podesta eats crow: ‘I apologize to Speaker Boehner’
- U.S., China race to finish line on ‘invisibility cloak’
- Obama ‘cavalier’ in hiding foreign aid order, judge rules
- Prince Charles: Muslims are driving Christians from Mideast through persecution
- Gitmo’s first commander: Close the prison down
- Google’s newest photography find: Just wink and shoot
- Detroit’s Heidelberg art project hit by 8 fires in 8 months
- Pa. police pull people over for random DNA tests for feds
- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
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Nearly 15 percent of the world's Internet traffic, including that of many U.S. government and military sites, was briefly redirected through computer servers in China in April, according to a congressional commission report due out this week.
President Obama will play host to American Indian leaders at a White House conference on Dec. 16.
Five winners of special House and Senate elections are being sworn in before the rest of the freshman class.
Top White House staffer David Axelrod indicated Sunday that the first stages of President Obama's 2012 re-election effort will start in the coming months, with Mr. Axelrod himself leaving the administration to begin the work.
President Obama, after enduring global criticism of U.S. financial policy on a 10-day trip to Asia, is facing renewed anger at home from his own base, many of whom have two words of advice when it comes to thorny policy fights such as the Bush-era tax cuts: Toughen up.
The most expensive midterm election in history is finally over, and the Tea Party's high hopes of leading conservative Republicans into control of the House and Senate resulted in control of the House and substantial gains in state governorships. Conservatives also gained sufficient Senate seats to rob liberals of their filibuster-proof majority.
People back Republican tax-cut plans but not the GOP campaign to repeal President Obama's health care overhaul, according to a poll suggesting that the Republicans' big Election Day win was not a mandate for the party's legislative wish list.
Departing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton said Thursday that he fears a chasm will develop between U.S. military troops and the rest of the citizenry.
Lawmakers returning Monday for the start of the lame-duck session on Capitol Hill face an age-old political conundrum: How to respond to voter anger over federal spending without cutting into the entitlement programs and tax breaks that so many of their constituents enjoy.