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Politics Aug 25Tenn. primary challenger concedes to Rep. DesJarlais, despite 38-vote margin
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results. State Sen. Jim Tracy said in a news…
Politics Aug 24Sen. Rand Paul calls Hillary Clinton ‘a war hawk’
Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a war hawk," Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war.
Politics Aug 22How many vacation days has President Obama taken?
President Barack Obama as of Friday has spent all or part of 138 days on vacation, less time away from the White House than his predecessors. Here's a look at how they compare. The totals exclude trips to the Camp…
World Aug 22Dempsey hits Islamic militant ‘end-of-days’ vision
WASHINGTON — America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.
Nation Aug 20Obama: world is ‘appalled’ by James Foley killing
EDGARTOWN, Mass. -- President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.
Politics Aug 18No arrest warrant will be issued for Texas Gov. Perry
Estrada said that Judge Bert Richardson decided instead that Perry will receive a summons to appear which has not been issued yet.
Nation Aug 18Raising a kid today costs $245,340
Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families in the urban Northeast will spend more than…
Nation Aug 16Christie faces mounting lawsuits over public records
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took into office promising "a new era of accountability and transparency." Yet after he won a second term last year and as he explores a run for president, his administration stands accused of routinely stonewalling…
Nation Aug 16Federal officials reconsider giving military equipment to police
After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
Politics Aug 15This isn’t Obama’s first foray into a racially charged situation
President Barack Obama has called for peace and calm in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot over the weekend by a white police officer.