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House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories

A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Obama launches sales mission on immigration

Mounting an offensive behind his immigration directives, President Barack Obama on Friday insisted House Republicans must take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul but said the system is so unfair that it needs the type of fixes that he initiated on his own.

Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear.

SPIN METER: Immigration steps are beyond the norm

President Barack Obama's unilateral actions on immigration stand out from those of his predecessors because of the sheer scope of what he's doing and the political tenor of the times.

Credit Suisse guilty plea on US taxes is official

European bank Credit Suisse's guilty plea to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes has been formalized by a federal judge.

White House: Immigration steps would boost wages

President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year period.

Holder urges calm ahead of Ferguson decision

With a decision by a Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury believed to be imminent, Attorney General Eric Holder is exhorting police across the nation to prepare appropriately for demonstrations and "minimize needless confrontation" with protesters.

Forgetful Obama? President leaves something behind

Anyone can relate. You get in your mode of transport -- car, boat, helicopter -- and you realize you forgot something: glasses, wallet, cell phone.

Unemployment rates fall in two-thirds of US states

Unemployment rates fell in 34 U.S. states in October, a sign that steady hiring this year has been broadly dispersed through most of the country.

Obama to visit India in January for Republic Day

President Barack Obama will travel to India in January for celebrations marking the country's Republic Day.

Woman with gun arrested outside White House

A Michigan woman carrying a gun was arrested outside the White House just after President Barack Obama completed a nationally broadcast speech announcing his plan for the U.S. immigration system.

DC service set 20 years after shooting rampage

A memorial service is being held for two FBI agents and a District of Columbia police sergeant shot and killed 20 years ago inside the Metropolitan Police Department's headquarters.

Key elements of Obama's actions on immigration

President Barack Obama's sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:

A look at the numbers in Obama's immigration plan

President Barack Obama's administrative actions will cover as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Rough estimates of those affected:

Does Obama have authority for immigration changes?

President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground?

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