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Clinton's email to get U.S. review

Subscriber only The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months. Continue reading...

Security agency's funding bill OK'd

No immigration curbs in measure

Subscriber onlyCongress ended a showdown linking Homeland Security Department spending and immigration policy as House Speaker John Boehner defied hard-line Republicans and let the chamber vote to fund the agency through September. Continue reading...

Week's funds for homeland security OK'd

Partial shutdown off for now

Subscriber onlyThe Republican-controlled Congress struggled into the night Friday before passing emergency legislation to keep the Homeland Security Department in full funding for one week and avert a partial shutdown at the federal agency with anti-terrorism responsibilities. Continue reading...

House education-law vote axed

GOP leaders’ No Child Left Behind update lacks support

Subscriber onlyHouse GOP leaders on Friday abruptly canceled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives. Continue reading...

Jindal unveils bid to close budget gap

With Louisiana $1.6B short, plan preserves governor’s refusal to raise taxes

Subscriber onlyAs Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal offers a $24.6 billion state budget proposal, the potential presidential hopeful is seeking to protect his long-standing refusal to raise taxes, while avoiding deep cuts to health care and colleges. Continue reading...

Lawmaker pays up for Downton office decor

Subscriber onlyIllinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show Downton Abbey, according to financial records. Continue reading...

House rejects Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with significant anti-terrorism responsibilities. Continue reading...

Foreign states' gifts raise new questions for Clinton

Subscriber only The Clinton family foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with President Barack Obama's administration, foundation officials have disclosed. Continue reading...

Senate panel endorses AG nominee Lynch

Subscriber onlyThe Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending her nomination to the full Senate for what is likely to be a contentious vote. Continue reading...

Short-term funding for security draws look

Subscriber onlyHouse Republicans are looking at a short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security operating, although it would allow immigration policies they oppose to remain in place for now, officials said Thursday. Continue reading...

No pay for 300 in state if plan fails

Subscriber only As many as 300 Arkansans would be expected to work without pay if Congress cannot agree on a plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security by midnight. Continue reading...

Toss case, Texas’ Perry urges court

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for former Gov. Rick Perry have asked a Texas appeals court to dismiss felony charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate on free-speech grounds. Continue reading...

Bid to revise No Child law gets veto threat

Subscriber onlyThe White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort "a significant step backwards." Continue reading...

Legislator’s cash use gets scrutiny

Subscriber onlyAn advocacy group on Wednesday asked congressional investigators to examine whether Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock violated House ethics rules by using taxpayer and campaign funds for private air travel. Continue reading...

Pressure centers on House GOP on Homeland Security bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans reacted tepidly at best Wednesday to calls from the upper reaches of both political parties for legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security without immigration-related provisions opposed by the White House. Continue reading...

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