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  • Treasury sanctions Syrian government's energy networks
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 12:08 pm
    The Treasury Department is targeting 11 companies and individuals suspected of providing energy products the Syrian government of Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) is using in the conflict there.
  • Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:56 am
    The Senate appeared likely to reject a Republican effort to halt federal funds to Planned Parenthood on Monday. But it was just a prelude to a fall faceoff with higher stakes -- a potential government shutdown that could reverberate into next year's presidential and congressional elections.
  • Obama heralds impact of power plant greenhouse gas limits
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:44 am
    Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked.
  • GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:44 am
    The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.
  • House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:33 am
    House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal as Democrats stepped up their support of the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.
  • House GOP says it has votes to disapprove of Iran deal
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:33 am
    House Republicans say they have the votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal. But it's not clear if there would be enough votes in the House to override a presidential veto.
  • Inspectors general seek legislation on oversight powers
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:12 am
    A group of inspectors general is appealing to Congress to pass legislation that affirms their ability to conduct independent oversight.
  • Christie stirs outrage of an old enemy, teachers unions
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:08 am
    More than any single Democrat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's greatest rival has been the biggest teachers union in his home state.
  • Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 11:04 am
    U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume his leadership position on a powerful congressional committee by year's end.
  • US manufacturing growth slows in July
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 10:36 am
    U.S. factories were a little less busy last month.
  • W.Va. Democrat says he'll vote to end Planned Parenthood aid
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 10:20 am
    West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will back a Republican bill cutting off federal aid for Planned Parenthood.
  • US begins armed drone flights from Turkey
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 10:08 am
    The Pentagon says the military for the first time conducted armed drone missions out of Turkey last weekend, and is planning to conduct manned aircraft flights from Incirlik Air Base.
  • US construction spending rose a slight 0.1 percent in June
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 7:20 am
    U.S. construction spending increased in June by the smallest amount in five months as a big drop in nonresidential building activity offset a third straight increase in home building.
  • Analysis: US-Turkey deal on Syria a big gamble
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 6:08 am
    President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both taking a big gamble as they agree to work together against the Islamic State group militants in Syria.
  • Celebrity chef: Trump lawsuit against him is 'without merit'
    Associated Press | August 03, 2015 5:00 am
    Celebrity chef Jose Andres has responded to a lawsuit filed by Donald Trump's organization against Andres' organization for backing out of a hotel project in Washington.