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McCarthy exit baffles conservatives who were ready to deal
Conservatives were ready to negotiate a deal with Kevin McCarthy to perhaps deliver the votes that would make him the next House Speaker when he suddenly dropped out of the race Thursday. [ 3 Comments ]

Obama May Bypass Congress, Impose 'Order' For Gun Background Checks
In response to the latest mass shooting during his presidency, President Obama is seriously considering circumventing Congress with his executive authority and imposing new background-check requirements for buyers who purchase weapons from high-volume gun dealers. [ 2 Comments ]

Senate Democrats preparing gun control package
Senate Democrats are preparing a legislative push to curb guns, a week after a mass shooting at an Oregon community college refocused attention on the nation's toll of firearms deaths. [ 2 Comments ]

Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal. [ No Comments ]

S.C. flood is 6th 1,000-year rain since 2010
The biblical flooding in South Carolina is at least the sixth so-called 1-in-1,000 year rain event in the U.S. since 2010, a trend that may be linked to factors ranging from the natural, such as a strong El Nino, to the man-made, namely climate change. [ 2 Comments ]

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Sen. Ted Cruz raised $12.2 million during the three month period ending Sept. 30, his presidential campaign revealed Thursday evening.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump is complicating the job of conservative pundits by supporting the government's use of eminent domain, the power by which it can seize private property for public use, and his stance on the issue is splitting the right-leaning press wildly.

The House voted Wednesday to set up a special panel to probe whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are following the law when harvesting fetal tissue for research.

The list of sanctuary cities has grown to more than 340, and they shielded an average of 1,000 immigrants a month from deportation last year -- and more than 2,000 of those released have been arrested for yet more crimes, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Immigration Studies.

President Obama signed a bill Wednesday night making an important change to Obamacare that will prevent health insurance premiums for 3 million people from going up next year.

The list of sanctuary cities has grown to more than 340, and they shielded an average of 1,000 immigrants a month from deportation last year -- and more than 2,000 of those released have been arrested for yet more crimes, according to a report released Thursday by the Center for Immigration Studies.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said Thursday that the last gun shop available to her constituents in San Francisco is closing at the end of the month due to a 'private sector decision' on the part of the shop's owners, not a campaign of regulatory harassment against the shop.

The U.S. Federal Reserve thought the economy was close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but policymakers decided it was prudent to wait for evidence a global economic slowdown was not knocking America off course.

Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws.

Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.

The Black Lives Matter movement is renewing its call to end police brutality and pushing for criminal justice reform across the United States. The movement, made up of mostly young African American activists, is trying to influence public opinion and pressure politicians to take up their cause.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologized to Medecins Sans Frontieres for the deadly bombing of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, while the medical charity pressed its demand for an international commission to investigate what it calls a war crime.

Drought-stricken California farmers say environmental regulations barring them from irrigating their parched lands are making them the endangered species.

Donald Trump will soon roll out the next phase of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination that includes his first television ads -- he plans to spend more than $20 million on them this year -- as well as appearances by his wife and daughter, policy proposals and a new book that he says will serve as his campaign manifesto.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation processed a record number of background checks in the month of September, indicating that gun sales were at an all time high for the month.

Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow's intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia's dramatic military offensive there, U.S. congressional sources and other officials told Reuters.

For years, police nationwide have used patrol car-mounted scanners to automatically photograph and log the whereabouts of peoples’ cars, uploading the images into databases they've used to identify suspects in crimes from theft to murder.

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday came out against a 12-nation trade deal that her former boss, President Obama, announced this week.

The Justice Department is set to release about 6,000 inmates early from prison -- the largest one-time release of federal prisoners -- in an effort to reduce overcrowding and provide relief to drug offenders who received harsh sentences over the past three decades, according to U.S. officials.

The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cellphones from China.

Conservatives emerged from a late Tuesday night gathering in which they questioned a trio of candidates to be the next House speaker, only to report that none of the three has likely secured the support of the 218 Republicans needed to win when the election takes place Oct. 29.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has jumped 6 percentage points in a new survey of Republican voters, positioning him that much closer to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Billions of dollars worth of taxes once destined for government coffers in Virginia, Maryland and the District has instead bankrolled states elsewhere as new statistics highlight migration patterns out of the mid-Atlantic.

A British supporter of the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIL or ISIS) published the name and address of the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, demanding that American extremists kill him.

Data from the United States Census Bureau show that languages spoken in Muslim countries are surging into U.S. households due to rapid growth in immigration from Muslim nations.

The FBI's probe into the security of Hillary Rodham Clinton's e-mail has expanded to include a second private technology company, which said Tuesday it plans to provide the law enforcement agency with data it preserved from Clinton's account.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton signaled she's going all-out on a new push for gun controls Monday, driving distance between herself and top opponent Sen. Bernard Sanders even as she took aim at Republican critics in Congress, pronouncing the Benghazi probe a political sham designed to derail her campaign.

Obamacare has given millions more Americans health insurance, but they have to pay more for prescription drugs than people with employer-sponsored plans.

Baltimore's bloody summer ended with a barrage of bangs, as the rate of homicides and gun crimes continued to spike in the wake of the racially charged case of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody left citizens angry and cops demoralized.

Hillary Clinton took a swing at President Barack Obama for being too strict on illegal immigrants. Clinton said, in an interview with Telemundo, that she would be less strict if she becomes president of the United States.