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  • US official: US-Israel ties should never be 'politicized'
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 7:05 am
    A top Obama administration official declared Monday that the relationship between the United States and Israel "should never be politicized," while defending President Barack Obama's high-stakes bid for a nuclear deal with Iran.
  • High court rejects California dispute over disclosing donors
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 6:53 am
    The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from same-sex marriage opponents in California who want to keep the identities of their campaign donors secret.
  • Obama's UN envoy: US committed to preventing a nuclear Iran
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 6:53 am
    President Barack Obama's U.N. ambassador says the focus on U.S.-Israeli tensions obscures a larger truth that ties the two countries together: Washington's commitment to preventing Iran from ever obtaining a nuclear weapon.
  • High court to hear appeal from Baltimore police officer
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 6:44 am
    The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a former Baltimore city police officer convicted on charges of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion.
  • Homeland Security funding deal elusive
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 6:12 am
    With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department looming, House Speaker John Boehner is demanding negotiations with Democrats on a funding bill that rolls back President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Senate Democrats are unwilling to even consider such a step.
  • McCain calls Obama's foreign policy 'delusional'
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 5:48 am
    Sen. John McCain is charging the Obama administration's foreign policy is "delusional" and says Secretary of State John Kerry's global diplomacy has "accomplished nothing except mileage."
  • Obama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 12:32 am
    This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen.
  • Justices hear challenge to independent electoral map drawers
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 12:32 am
    The Supreme Court is hearing an appeal from Arizona Republicans who want to take away a voter-approved commission's power to draw the state's congressional district boundaries.
  • Obama to focus on civil rights struggles past and present
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 12:24 am
    For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.
  • Homeland Security not the only area of Congress' dysfunction
    Associated Press | March 02, 2015 12:20 am
    Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption.
  • GOP senators pledge help if court bars health law subsidies
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 4:45 pm
    Three leading Republican senators are promising to help millions of people who may lose federal health insurance subsidies if the Supreme Court invalidates a pillar of President Barack Obama's health care law.
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 4:25 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister arrived in Washington for the speech the White House didn't want him to give.
  • Israeli PM in US for controversial speech
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 3:08 pm
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to deliver the speech to Congress that the Obama administration did not want him to give.
  • Obama plans trip to South Carolina, 48th state in office
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 2:56 pm
    President Barack Obama plans to get one step closer to visiting all 50 states while in office with a trip to South Carolina this week.
  • Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker: 'I don't believe in amnesty'
    Associated Press | March 01, 2015 1:16 pm
    Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship.