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Aug 25, 2014 11:53AM ET
State Sen. Jim Tracy announced Monday that he would not challenge the results of the August 7 Republican primary, making Rep. Scott DesJarlais the winner by a slim margin of 38 votes.
Aug 25, 2014 11:19AM ET
Under the deal, America's least-favorite burger makers would form a new company with Tim Hortons based in Canada.
Aug 25, 2014 10:38AM ET
In an interview with The Wire, Rep. Paul Ryan wouldn't commit to a major push to enact his sweeping entitlement and tax reforms while President Obama remains in the White House.
Aug 24, 2014 1:11PM ET
On the Ukrainian Independence Day, pro-Russian rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers through the separatist stronghold.
Aug 23, 2014 3:22PM ET
Thousands gathered to the scene of Eric Garner's death on Staten Island for a peaceful protest.
Aug 23, 2014 7:58AM ET
In a third straight night of calm in Ferguson, protesters and police alike hope violent clashes are behind them.
Aug 22, 2014 5:02PM ET
Sen. Rand Paul is itching for 2016. He called out Hillary Clinton as a "war hawk" in a Meet the Press interview set to air Sunday.
Aug 22, 2014 3:59PM ET
Women employed by closely-held for profit companies that opt-out of certain kinds of birth control will be able to obtain coverage directly from their employer, the administration announced Friday.
Aug 22, 2014 2:36PM ET
Deputy National Security Adviser Benjamin Rhodes had a blunt message for ISIL: "If you come after Americans, we're going to come after you, wherever you are."
Aug 22, 2014 1:53PM ET
Sen. Harry Reid continued a long tradition of members of Congress saying racist, politically incorrect and otherwise embarrassing remarks during the summer recess on Friday.
Aug 22, 2014 12:45PM ET
For Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), a finding by the congressional watchdog that the Obama administration violated the law was an 'I-told-you-so' moment.
Aug 22, 2014 11:34AM ET
The Human Rights Campaign wants an inquiry after congressional computers were used to make Wikipedia edits that disparaged transgender people. Wikipedia is blocking Congress as a source for a month.
Aug 22, 2014 9:44AM ET
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan sat down with Fox News for their first interview since the 2012 campaign. What followed was a game of 2016 chicken.
Aug 21, 2014 6:03PM ET
The Government Accountability Office has said the Obama administration violated the law in the Taliban prisoner exchange that freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Aug 21, 2014 5:27PM ET
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation into the possible leak about the failed mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages.
Aug 21, 2014 4:50PM ET
"This operation was a flawless operation," Hagel said, "but the hostages were not there."
Aug 21, 2014 4:24PM ET
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced a plan on Wednesday that would end the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault.
Aug 21, 2014 3:48PM ET
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that there was "a very real possibility" that terrorists from the Islamic State had crossed into the U.S. through the southern border with Mexico.
Aug 21, 2014 3:03PM ET
Republicans seized on the killing of James Foley to push for an expanded air campaign and even limited ground troops in Iraq to destroy the Islamic State.
Aug 21, 2014 2:11PM ET
"I want to be in love, not just watch movies about it."
Aug 21, 2014 12:03PM ET
Public funding for ALS research has dropped from $59 million in 2010 to $40 million for fiscal year 2014.
Aug 20, 2014 5:54PM ET
"I understand that mistrust," Holder said during a meeting with Ferguson residents. "I am the Attorney General of the United States. But I am also a black man."
Aug 20, 2014 4:33PM ET
The Supreme Court issued a stay on a federal appeals court ruling that struck down Virginia's ban on gay marriages, meaning the state will have to wait for a full hearing in the fall.
Aug 20, 2014 12:28PM ET
President Obama said Wednesday afternoon that the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley will not deter US operations in Iraq against the Islamist State.
Aug 20, 2014 10:39AM ET
Sen. Mitch McConnell suggested in a Politico interview that if Republicans win the Senate, President Obama would have to accept strict policy changes to avoid a government shutdown. Democrats pounced.
Aug 20, 2014 9:02AM ET
Former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan beat Tea Party star Joe Miller and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell in the state's Republican Senate primary. He'll face incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in November.
Aug 19, 2014 6:32PM ET
Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed up at an Austin courthouse on Tuesday to be fingerprinted and have a mugshot taken following his indictment on charges of abuse of power.
Aug 19, 2014 5:51PM ET
Rep. Paul Ryan told Time Magazine that he wanted to wait until the "dust settles" in Ferguson before weighing in on the debate over police tactics against protesters.
Aug 19, 2014 3:25PM ET
Republicans and Democrats agree that the indictment against Gov. Perry is weak, but a new RickPAC ad reminds everyone that this all started with a drunk driving District Attorney.
Aug 19, 2014 3:19PM ET
A Pentagon spokesman on Tuesday defended the surplus military transfer program that has come under fire following the police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri.