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A voting sign outside a polling location. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Election day in Los Angeles County

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Residents of more than a dozen cities will head to the polls Tuesday to choose mayors and City Council members, but the race for mayor in Long Beach will have the […]

04/08/2014

From left, FBI Director James Comey, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper sit together in the front row before President Barack Obama spoke about National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede […]

01/19/2014

NATO International security assistance forces personnel investigate at the site of the Friday's suicide attack and shooting, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

US condemns deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is condemning a deadly Taliban attack in Afghanistan, saying there is “no possible justification” for killing people who worked to help Afghans achieve a brighter future. The U.S. also […]

01/18/2014

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Calif. health exchange extends payment deadline

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The agency running California’s health insurance exchange extended the deadline for payments until Jan. 15 following a surge in the number of consumers signing up for coverage. Covered California said on […]

01/05/2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Budget bill moves toward final passage in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan budget bill that would ease some but not all of painful budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies passed a pivotal test in the Senate on […]

12/17/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Gridlock in the Senate, progress in the House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that. Gridlock, however briefly, took an early […]

12/12/2013

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., holds up a checklist related to the preparation for the implementation of the Obamacare healthcare program, and specifically, the HealthCare.gov website, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Health care debate has trust, politics themes, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs. People who didn’t know a URL from an http were blithely expounding on software snags and […]

12/09/2013

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves as he stands with his son Andrew as they celebrate his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, after defeating Democratic challenger Barbara Buono . (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there’s divided government. Even so, heading into a 2014 midterm election year, Tuesday’s […]

11/06/2013

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Ryan strikes collaborative tone in opening talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an […]

10/31/2013

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Business, GOP establishment say tea party is over

WASHINGTON (AP) — A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year’s congressional elections. In what could be a sign of […]

10/28/2013

President Barack Obama walks back to the Oval Office after he visited Martha's Table, which assists the poor and where furloughed federal employees are volunteering, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

For Obama, budget fight has high stakes for agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the outcome of this week’s fiscal fights with Republicans could have broad consequences for his stalled second-term agenda. A favorable deal for the White House might give Obama […]

10/14/2013

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu speaks during a meeting of the State Budget Crisis Task Force at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse […]

10/11/2013

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