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  • Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:59 am
  • TOKYO - President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence.

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:11 am
  • WASHINGTON - To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:09 am
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

  • Nationals trail early, lose to Angels, Pujols 7-2 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:35 am
  • WASHINGTON - The errors are mounting for the Washington Nationals, up to 24 through 21 games so far.

  • Christie talks to NJ leaders on Washington trip 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:37 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Republican Gov. Chris Christie gave New Jersey business leaders a pep talk - and issued a warning - from Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

  • At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:04 pm
  • OSO, Washington - Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's solidarity with those who are enduring "unimaginable pain and difficulty" in the aftermath of the destruction.

  • Clinton White House lawyer named top Obama counsel 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is naming a prominent white collar defense attorney and veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer. Neil Eggleston will replace Obama's long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three years in the job.

  • Obamas hosting annual Easter Egg Roll 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 2:10 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama went 1-for-3 shooting basketballs at the White House Easter Egg Roll, an improvement over his 2013 performance, as he and first lady Michelle Obama applied a health and activity theme to the colorful annual springtime South Lawn ritual.

  • Span's sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Nats over Cards 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 7:03 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Denard Span's approach with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning proves math pays off.

  • DC area sees record number of Catholic converts 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:43 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Washington area has a record number of Catholic converts joining the church this Easter.

  • GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:19 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday.

  • Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:07 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election.

  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:44 am
  • WASHINGTON - Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:26 am
  • WASHINGTON - Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.

  • Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance.

  • White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:13 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.

  • Muddy wasteland awaits Obama's visit to mudslide 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:43 pm
  • OSO, Washington - The floodwaters that covered the dead have been drained. Whirring excavators scoop shattered timber and deep muck. Outside each cab, a sentry studies the overturned debris for any sign of the last missing victims.

  • White House updating online privacy policy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:19 am
  • A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites. It also clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

  • DC Council sues mayor over budget autonomy law 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:56 pm
  • WASHINGTON - One branch of District of Columbia government sued another Thursday over how best to achieve a goal that both sides agree on: the ability of the city to spend its local tax dollars without authorization by Congress.

  • CBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:12 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says President Barack Obama's budget request would mean significantly larger budget deficits than the White House claims.

  • WWII veteran from Pa. recalls Honor Flight 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:25 am
  • TOWANDA, Pennsylvania - World War II veteran Lynn Maynard, 92, of Gillett, said the recent Twin Tiers Honor Flight trip "was the greatest thing that's happened in a long time to me."

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • Kreidler to meet with Obama on health care reform 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:41 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is traveling to Washington, D.C. to discuss health care reform issues with President Barack Obama.

  • Wyoming governor touts wolf reintroduction success 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A recent survey showing Wyoming's wolf population is stable proves ending federal protections for the animals and placing them under state management was the right move, Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday.

  • Cochran tops McDaniel in 2014 campaign fundraising 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:35 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.