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  • House Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On White House Security Issues

    23 September 2014, 5:04 am by: Tamara Keith

    New details are emerging about Friday's incident when a man scaled a fence and reached the White House before the Secret Service subdued him. The incident is prompting questions about lax security.
  • Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

    22 September 2014, 5:39 pm by: David Welna

    The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
  • Hillary Exhilaration Helps Energize Generation Z

    22 September 2014, 11:11 am by: Linton Weeks

    Many young people are excited about the 2016 presidential election — and the chance to make history.
  • After Major Image Fumbles, NFL Now Runs Into Congress

    22 September 2014, 4:59 am by: Juana Summers

    Domestic violence and child abuse allegations against NFL stars have put the country's most-watched sports league in the congressional spotlight.
  • All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

    22 September 2014, 3:26 am by: Scott Horsley

    More than 120 leaders are expected to attend the one-day summit sponsored by the United Nations. They have been instructed to arrive Tuesday with "bold ideas" to slow the rise in global temperatures.
  • Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

    21 September 2014, 3:12 pm by: Bill Chappell

    Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
  • Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

    20 September 2014, 10:16 am by: Shelley Kofler

    Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
  • What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

    20 September 2014, 9:55 am by: S.V. Date

    With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.
  • Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

    20 September 2014, 9:16 am by: Bill Chappell

    The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.
  • Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

    19 September 2014, 6:03 pm by: Tamara Keith

    National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.
  • Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

    19 September 2014, 5:08 pm by: Brian Naylor

    Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.
  • To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

    19 September 2014, 3:40 pm by: Corey Flintoff

    Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.
  • War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

    19 September 2014, 12:40 pm by: Ron Elving

    Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.
  • Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

    19 September 2014, 4:15 am by: Ailsa Chang

    Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.
  • Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

    18 September 2014, 4:24 pm by: Peter Overby

    Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

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