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5 Hrs Ago
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.
6 Hrs Ago
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."
7 Hrs Ago
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 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.
Sep 15, 2014 6:12PM ET
The measure would be an amendment to a government funding bill, giving lawmakers an opportunity to go on-record about the president's plan.
Sep 15, 2014 5:04PM ET
About 115,000 people failed to provide the government with documents verifying their citizenship and will lose Obamacare coverage at the end of the month.
Sep 15, 2014 3:18PM ET
If elections were won with sass, then Mitch McConnell slight lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes in the polls would be justified.
Sep 15, 2014 1:15PM ET
Most Americans support President Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, even though a majority of Americans don't think it will work.
Sep 15, 2014 11:08AM ET
The likely presidential candidate dropped hints about 2016 left and right as she appeared in Iowa for the first time since she lost the state's Democratic caucuses to Barack Obama in 2008.
Sep 15, 2014 10:30AM ET
After a controversy broke over an Urban Outfitters sweatshirt that appeared to make light of the Kent State University shooting, Urban Outfitters said that the blood-splattered design was actually just "sun-faded vintage."
Sep 15, 2014 9:28AM ET
The vice president of Arizona's Republican Party resigned late Sunday night after advocating for the forced sterilization of poor women on Medicaid.
Sep 14, 2014 2:10PM ET
The NYPD is still figuring out what to do with social media, but these classes should help.
Sep 14, 2014 10:58AM ET
Secretary of State John Kerry says he's encouraged by the broad international support in the anticipated military campaign against ISIL militants, including some countries offering ground troops.
Sep 14, 2014 10:00AM ET
Republicans could be headed for a big win in November. Here's why.
Sep 14, 2014 9:18AM ET
Prime Minister David Cameron said the government will take on ISIL militants after beheading a British aid worker.
Sep 14, 2014 8:32AM ET
A U.S. citizen has been sentenced to six years of hard labor in North Korea after being accused of espionage.
Sep 13, 2014 9:49AM ET
Secretary of State John Kerry says it's "not appropriate" to have Iran take part in discussions to defeat ISIL, but what will that do to building the rest of the coalition?
Sep 12, 2014 5:35PM ET
“I think the first executive order that I would issue would be to repeal all previous executive orders,” Sen. Paul said. A Paul spokesperson said he didn't mean it "literally."
Sep 12, 2014 5:11PM ET
The former South Carolina governor pens a 2,346-word Facebook post to complain about his ex-wife and announce he has broken off his engagement with his Argentinean girlfriend of six years.
Sep 12, 2014 3:02PM ET
'We are at war with [ISIS] in the same way that we are at war with Al Qaeda and its affiliates around the world,' White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.
Sep 12, 2014 11:29AM ET
Democrats have Hillary Clinton, but Republicans still lack a clear 2016 frontrunner to direct their speculation toward.