- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
- U.N. warns of Muslim ‘cleansing’ in Central African Republic
- Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
- Drug mix may have cured child born with HIV, doctors say
- De Blasio’s wife irks former mansion chef with ‘servant’ remark
- Russia’s neighbors shiver amid Putin’s Cold War moves in Ukraine
- New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional
- Military group can’t march to honor the fallen at Boston Marathon due to security changes
- Senate passes bills deleting ‘retarded’ from laws
- China announces biggest military hike in 3 years: We are not ‘boy scouts with spears’
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Debt-ceiling plans are growing like weeds in the Washington heat wave - and dying off just as fast. In a striking reversal Thursday, Sen. Tom Coburn said the "Gang of Six" plan wouldn't pass before the federal government default that the administration insists is right around the corner.
D.C. to allow gun dealer in police headquarters; Board reverses, approves less costly Dulles Metrorail station; McDonnell criticized for debt talks; Fire at Watergate; Prince George's Johnson collects pension; Region braces for heat wave; Maryland still trying to find developer for Baltimore slots casino.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday sent a letter to leaders in the Virginia General Assembly telling them to move quickly on selecting judges for state courts, including the Supreme Court, as he is prepared to do it himself should they adjourn their special redistricting.
Italy's Fiat SpA bought the U.S. and Canadian governments' stakes in Chrysler Group LLC, becoming the majority shareholder in the U.S. automaker with the ability to appoint more board members.
A long summer of wrangling over the debt may result in President Obama getting everything he wants. Some senators are terrified of losing political face if additional borrowing authority is denied and a partial government shutdown results. They've been mulling two options - a White House-inspired short-term debt-ceiling extension to postpone tough decisions and the McConnell-Reid backup plan about which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Wednesday, "We have a plan to move forward over here, but until we hear from the House of Representatives, really all our work here would be for naught."
The House moved Wednesday toward a showdown with the Senate that could result in a shutdown of portions of the Federal Aviation Administration and the furlough of about 4,000 workers.
The recall elections targeting Wisconsin lawmakers amid the bitter fallout from the state's new collective-bargaining law began in lackluster fashion with a Democratic senator easily keeping his seat. But the other eight races may not be so easy, and the stakes are high.
Former U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a conservative who helped found the House Tea Party Caucus, will set up a campaign committee to run for the U.S. Senate seat from Michigan held by Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the Associated Press has learned.
Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced-budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.