Saxby Chambliss

Rep. Paul Broun, R-Georgia, announces his plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Saxby Chambliss in 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Health care tactics split Republican Senate rivals

ATLANTA (AP) — Most Republicans agree the unwieldy health care overhaul offers a golden opportunity for the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections. What they don’t agree on is what tactics to use in opposing […]

12/26/2013

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, center, poses next to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center right, and the Iranian delegation after a ceremony at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, early Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Iran struck a historic deal Sunday with the United States and five other world powers, agreeing to a temporary freeze of its nuclear program in the most significant agreement between Washington and Tehran in more than three decades of estrangement. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if deal fails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from both parties said Sunday they are skeptical that Iran will stick to a new nuclear deal and want Congress to prepare beefed up economic penalties to hit Tehran if the […]

11/24/2013

Normally filled with visitors and tourists, the empty Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, after officials suspended all organized tours of the Capitol and the Capitol Visitors Center as part of the government shutdown. A statue of President Gerald R. Ford at center is illuminated amid large paintings illustrating the history of the United States. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lawmakers still get a check, even in shutdown mode

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s at least one constant in a government shutdown: The 532 members of Congress continue to be paid — at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers. Lawmakers get their pay […]

10/01/2013

Bangladeshi police stop a motorist for checking in front of the U.S. embassy building that remained closed due to security threat in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

US posts in Muslim world will remain closed

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said Sunday, citing “an abundance of caution.” State […]

08/04/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., expresses his dismay at Russian Vladimir Putin leader granting asylum to American secrets leaker Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Surveillance critics confront Obama in Oval Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to salvage a massive surveillance program, President Barack Obama was confronted by congressional critics of the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ telephone records Thursday as snowballing concerns made new limitations […]

08/01/2013

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Endgame at hand for immigration bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to push landmark immigration legislation across a few final hurdles ahead of passage as early as Thursday of the bill opening the door to U.S. citizenship for millions. […]

06/26/2013

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Lawmakers: Terrorists change tactics after leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two senior Republican lawmakers say terrorists are already changing their behavior after leaks about classified U.S. data gathering programs. Rep. Mike Rogers offered no details, but says the revelations might also “make […]

06/14/2013

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