George W. Bush

Paper work to sign-up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A bumpy first day for new insurance marketplaces

CHICAGO (AP) — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn’t […]

10/02/2013

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Judges weigh religious exemption for health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views. The law already exempts houses […]

09/24/2013

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Close ties between White House, NSA spying review

WASHINGTON (AP) – Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSA’s surveillance […]

09/22/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, greets host David Letterman during taping for the Late Show with David Letterman, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey R. Staab, CBS Entertainment)

Documentary brings together 20 presidential chiefs

NEW YORK (AP) — The only man to hold both jobs says in a Discovery documentary that airs Wednesday that the White House chief of staff generally has more power than the vice president. “I […]

09/10/2013

Pope Francis recites the Angelus prayer from his studio window overlooking St.Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope announces day of fasting for peace for Syria

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons, but he called for a negotiated settlement to the civil war in Syria, and announced he would lead a worldwide day […]

09/01/2013

Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP)

Fox’s O’Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington […]

08/30/2013

French President Francois Hollande, center, speaks with his ministers prior to a defense meeting on the situation in Syria. From left: foreign minister Laurent Fabius, prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Francois Hollande, defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and interior minister Manuel Valls. (AP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard, Pool)

Inconsistent allies: France, US mull Syria action

PARIS (AP) — If France and the United States are ever going to move beyond French opposition to the Iraq War, this could be the time. After Britain on Friday opted out of a possible […]

08/30/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tea party favorite Cruz releases birth certificate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has released his birth certificate amid concerns that being born in Canada could derail a possible presidential run by the tea party firebrand. The 42-year-old gave a […]

08/19/2013

President Barack Obama watches his shot during a golf outing at Mink Meadows Golf Club, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Obama is eager member of golfing presidents’ club

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — American presidents love golf — 15 of the last 18 have played — and Barack Obama is an eager member of that club. He’s played golf on four of six […]

08/16/2013

This undated publicity image released by Random House shows journalist Jack W. Germond. (AP Photo/Random House, David Burnett)

Longtime political columnist Germond dead at 85

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV’s “The McLaughlin Group,” has died. He was 85. Germond died Wednesday morning. […]

08/14/2013

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