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USPS seeks 3-cent increase for first-class mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the […]

09/25/2013

Women link arms and sit in a circle to block the intersection of Independence Avenue SE and New Jersey Avenue SE outside the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, to protest Congress' inaction on comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Advocates turn to Obama for action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, advocates are intensifying pressure on the Obama administration to act unilaterally to stop deportations or grant legal status to some of the 11 million people now […]

09/13/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., left, and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y. at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Dems change the subject: Look, over there, a messy budget fight!

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pressure off for now on Syria, Democrats are eager to return to Washington’s regularly scheduled gridlock. Pitched debates loom on the government’s budget and its debt — never flattering endeavors that […]

09/11/2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, arrive for a closed-door intelligence briefing with members of the House of Representatives on the situation in Syria, at the Capitol, in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama: I might lose congressional vote on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling stiff resistance in Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would […]

09/09/2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, center foreground, stands with G-20 leaders during a group photo outside of the Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama sets Tuesday speech; big challenges on Syria

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Beset by divisions at home and abroad, President Barack Obama candidly acknowledged deep challenges Friday in winning support for a military strike against Syria from international allies and the U.S. […]

09/06/2013

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama gains Boehner’s support for Syria strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won critical support from House Speaker John Boehner for a punitive strike against Syria on Tuesday and dispatched senior Cabinet officials to persuade Congress that Bashar Assad’s government must […]

09/03/2013

In this photo provided by CBS News, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks about the U.S. response to Syria on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, seeking a congressional endorsement for U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, is inviting two leading Capitol Hill foreign policy hawks to the White House in efforts to sell […]

09/02/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at Queen Alia International Airport on Friday,  July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

US seeks Congress’ OK for action citing sarin use

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration geared up for the biggest foreign policy vote since the Iraq war by arguing Sunday that new physical evidence shows the Syrian government used sarin gas in a deadly […]

09/01/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, about the situation in Syria. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Kerry: US has evidence sarin gas was used in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said “the case gets stronger by the day” for a military […]

09/01/2013

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Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

WASHINGTON (AP) – Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, President Barack Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged […]

08/31/2013

A close-up of President Barack Obama signing the bipartisan bill to cut student loan interest rates, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama signs student loan deal, says job isn’t done

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a measure restoring lower interest rates for student loans, pledging the hard-fought compromise would be just the first step in a broader, concerted fight to […]

08/09/2013

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White House floats health care fix for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has tossed back in the lap of Congress a prickly political question involving health insurance for staffers and lawmakers themselves. Proposed regulations issued Wednesday say lawmakers’ offices should individually […]

08/07/2013

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