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Delegates from the House and Senate have reportedly reached a deal on a bill that will finally fix the mess that has plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs' healthcare system.
Jul 27, 2014 11:56AM ET
According to a CNN/ORC poll, if President Obama and Mitt Romney were on the ballot for president today, Romney would win by nine points.
Jul 25, 2014 1:09PM ET
Fifty one percent of Americans think the country should focus on deporting undocumented immigrants instead of creating a path to citizenship, according to a new CNN poll.
Jul 25, 2014 10:57AM ET
Dan Pfeiffer, a top aide to President Obama, said that the White House is taking the threat of a possible impeachment attempt by Republicans seriously.
Jul 24, 2014 6:51PM ET
The death penalty is only slightly less popular than it was last year, despite three very public botched executions and concerns over "cruel and unusual" punishment.
Jul 24, 2014 5:12PM ET
Veterans waiting for Congress to pass a law to reform their scandal plagued health care system will likely have to wait until after the legislature's five-week recess.
Jul 24, 2014 1:38PM ET
Depending on how cynical you are, Republicans have either noticed they won't win elections without caring about poor people, or they've realized they have a lot of "opportunity" to offer.
Jul 24, 2014 11:11AM ET
Michelle Lee, an F.B.I. spokeswoman, said the con artists spoke fluent Spanish and targeted relatives and close friends for anywhere from $750 to $6,000.
Jul 24, 2014 9:03AM ET
"Nothing said 'summer' like firing up the grill, mixing up some G&Ts and waiting for people to be mauled by fish," Jon Stewart lamented on last night's show.
Jul 23, 2014 4:27PM ET
When asked if he's plagiarized, Walsh said “I don’t believe I did, no.” But one Walsh aide said he'd been going through a rough patch at the time, following the suicide of one of his friends.
Jul 23, 2014 3:12PM ET
Arizona's Supreme Court has granted Joseph Rudolph Wood III a temporary stay of execution Wednesday to give the court time to consider his appeal, according to the Associated Press.
Jul 23, 2014 1:06PM ET
David Perdue is a former businessman running for Senate. Jody Hice is a baptist pastor who thinks the gay community wants to recruit and sodomize children running for the House.
Jul 23, 2014 10:26AM ET
"It became purely a vehicle for the governor to get legislation. Another notch for his re-election campaign. That was it,” Barbara Bartoletti, a special adviser to the commission, told The New York Times.
Jul 23, 2014 9:33AM ET
If Rupert Murdoch succeeds in buying Time Warner, Jon Stewart thinks "news will just be 'Shit Rupert Murdoch Thinks.'"
Jul 22, 2014 6:17PM ET
Sen. Ted Cruz was, predictably, not amused by Sunday's True Blood episode, in which several Republicans are massacred at a Ted Cruz gala at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
Jul 22, 2014 1:36PM ET
Buried in today's ruling in favor of Obamacare subsidies is the perfect way to explain the case to people who aren't riveted by health care policy: talk about pizza.
Jul 22, 2014 11:46AM ET
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in favor of challengers who argue that Obamacare subsidies aren't actually legal in most states.
Jul 22, 2014 10:21AM ET
National Guard members aren't allowed to pursue or detain immigrants, "or investigate crimes, make arrests, stop and search vehicles, or seize drugs," according to The Washington Post.
Jul 22, 2014 8:57AM ET
Jon Stewart finds Russia's alternate theories about what happened to Malaysia Air Flight 17 a bit problematic.
Jul 21, 2014 6:42PM ET
Here's a sample response: "Get rid of the president. He should be impeached. He turned the U.S. into a third-world country. We have no more credibility in the U.S."
Jul 21, 2014 4:09PM ET
Congress is a dysfunctional, partisan and unproductive, but the nation's leaders seem to agree that being in Congress, especially in the Senate, is pretty miserable.
Jul 21, 2014 12:34PM ET
President Obama addressed the world earlier today about the continuing crisis in Ukraine. In his speech, he called on Russia to force the pro-Russian separatists to cooperate with the investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. He didn't say much else.
Jul 21, 2014 12:19PM ET
The activation of the guard — which an internal memo says is "not a militarization of the border" — will cost about $12 million a month.
Jul 21, 2014 9:51AM ET
"And he looked back at me, and he smiled, and he said, ‘We understand one another,’” Biden said.
Jul 21, 2014 9:43AM ET
John Oliver used this week's Last Week Tonight to look at a very popular trend in entertainment: America's fascination with prisons.
Jul 18, 2014 6:25PM ET
Despite requests from Obama allies in the religious community, the order will not include any religious exemptions.
Jul 18, 2014 6:17PM ET
The Wire was so sure Six Californias is the worst plan to partition California in recent memory that we decided to prove it.
Jul 18, 2014 1:25PM ET
Mr. Berlusconi's lawyer, Franco Coppi, said the reversal went "beyond our rosiest predictions."
Jul 18, 2014 12:58PM ET
Rep. Tom Marino's Press Secretary Ryan Shucard was carrying a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and magazine.
Jul 18, 2014 9:53AM ET
The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams just wants to educate others about hair. Specifically, black women's hair, and exactly how difficult it can be.