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Scotland's first minister says the UK cooked up a false "vow" to trick Scotland's voters out of independence.
7 Hrs Ago
After months of negotiations, Afghanistan finally names its president. And its chief executive.
Sep 20, 2014 11:00AM ET
These votes by five ambitious members of the House and Senate on the president's plan to arm Syrian rebels could have ramifications this November, in 2016 and beyond.
Sep 20, 2014 9:28AM ET
Just after President Obama and his family left for Camp David, one Texas man scaled the White House fence and made it in the front door before being apprehended.
Sep 19, 2014 5:36PM ET
The original firm, BakerHostetler, bowed out due to "political pressure," so the House has hired William Burck to handle its lawsuit against the president over Obamacare.
Sep 19, 2014 1:57PM ET
The lawsuit comes down to cold hard cash—there are tens of millions currently held in escrow, left over from the $500 million sale of the network.
Sep 19, 2014 12:02PM ET
The vice president went for the gaffe hat trick on Friday by praising former Sen. Bob Packwood (R) at a women's luncheon. Earlier he got into trouble using the words "Shylock" and "the Orient."
Sep 19, 2014 7:43AM ET
Nine months after the Bridgeghazi scandal, a federal probe has not yet found a link between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the infamous closing of the George Washington Bridge. That doesn't mean Christie's problems are over.
Sep 18, 2014 6:31PM ET
The Senate gave Obama the approval he wanted in a vote that divided potential Republican presidential contenders. The House passed the measure on Wednesday.
Sep 18, 2014 6:04PM ET
The Kansas Supreme Court decided Thursday to take Chad Taylor — the Democratic nominee for Senate — off of this fall's ballot.
Sep 18, 2014 5:45PM ET
“If an N.F.L. player can lose his job because of domestic violence, then a federal judge should definitely not be allowed to keep his lifetime appointment to the federal bench,” Rep. Terri A. Sewell wrote in a statement.
Sep 18, 2014 3:16PM ET
About 7.3 million Americans have enrolled in and — this is key — paid for their health care insurance.
Sep 18, 2014 12:46PM ET
Congress is cutting its session short and returning to the campaign trail after voting on President Obama's request to arm Syrian rebels.
Sep 18, 2014 11:36AM ET
"It is Europe's war, and it is America's war, too. It is a war for the free world," the Ukrainian president told a joint meeting of Congress.
Sep 17, 2014 6:03PM ET
New York Times writer Maureen Dowd has literally become the poster woman for responsible pot consumption, after a public awareness campaign turned her bad edibles trip into a cautionary tale.
Sep 17, 2014 5:02PM ET
The measure vote was broad and bipartisan, but it drew opposition from both Republicans and Democrats. The Senate could act on it as soon as Thursday.
Sep 17, 2014 4:41PM ET
The secretary of state responded directly to CodePink protesters on Wednesday while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Sep 17, 2014 12:55PM ET
"When the world is threatened, when the world needs help, it calls on America," the president told the troops.
Sep 17, 2014 12:18PM ET
StopHillary PAC, the group dedicated to smothering Hillary Clinton's unofficial presidential campaign in its crib, has released a new commercial demanding Clinton "break the silence" on Benghazi.
Sep 17, 2014 12:09PM ET
The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing on Wednesday, and lawmakers mostly managed to steer clear of grandstanding.
Sep 17, 2014 9:39AM ET
The House is expected to pass President Obama's request, but it won't fall along party lines.
Sep 16, 2014 6:37PM ET
It would have been nice to have a U.S. ambassador to Guatemala during the height of the child migrant crisis, but better late than never.
Sep 16, 2014 5:03PM ET
The president said the outbreak could infect hundreds of thousands of people if it isn't stopped, but the chances of it hitting the U.S. remain "extremely low."
Sep 16, 2014 3:45PM ET
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, suggested deploying ground troops to fight ISIS if airstrikes didn't work. The White House promptly slammed the door shut.
Sep 16, 2014 1:21PM ET
The good news for the country as a whole is that the poverty rate went down for the first time since 2007.
Sep 16, 2014 12:06PM ET
CodePink protesters interrupted a Senate hearing on the war plan at least four times Tuesday morning.
Sep 16, 2014 11:05AM ET
The number of uninsured Americans fell 8 percent during the first three months of 2014, thanks to 3.8 million uninsured individuals gaining insurance.
Sep 16, 2014 9:54AM ET
The speaker's office releases another installment in its occasional "John Boehner is a Real Person" video series.
Sep 16, 2014 9:22AM ET
The senator from South Carolina seems to live in waking fear of apocalypse happening at any moment. Poor guy.
Sep 15, 2014 6:47PM ET
The only issues black and white residents agreed on is that the media's presence in Ferguson made things worse and Gov. Jay Nixon didn't handle the situation well.