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WASHINGTON (MCT) — Congress heads home this weekend leaving a slew of unfinished business waiting until after the November elections for a lame-duck session and doing little to improve this Congress’ reputation as one of the least productive ever. If lawmakers are campaigning on what they’ve accomplished on Capitol Hill over the past two years, […]
(MCT) — The top criminal court in Texas has struck down part of a law banning “upskirt” photos, becoming the latest state to try to define the line between constitutionally protected speech and personal privacy. The Texas ruling, involving photos at a water park of swimsuit-clad females, including children, is at least the second state […]
(MCT) — Nearly 1 out of 4 Americans is so fed up with Washington that they are prepared to not take it anymore and would favor their state breaking away from the rest of the United States. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday, 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Lawmakers’ votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But more than that, the initial decision Congress faced on […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden called a 245-seat House majority an “aspirational” but “achievable” goal for the midterms — a more reserved prediction for his party than in previous comments. “I think going into this cycle we are still poised to get to 245. It is an aspirational goal but […]
(MCT) — The NFL is entering into a long-term partnership to provide financial, operational and promotional support to two of the country’s leading services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, according to a memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times. In the two-page memo, which was distributed Thursday to the league’s 32 teams, […]
Navy criminal investigators repeatedly and routinely peeked into the computers of private citizens in Washington state and elsewhere, a violation of the law so “massive” and egregious that an appeals court says it has no choice but to throw out the evidence against a man sentenced to 18 years in prison for distribution of child pornography.
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that was posted Thursday on the Internet. John Cantlie, who people close to the case have […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dipped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday. The tally represents the first update the administration has provided since the open enrollment period under the health law closed […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — The House on Wednesday approved President Barack Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, giving the administration a much-needed endorsement of its strategy to defeat the extremist group. But though the Senate was expected to give its approval Thursday, deep personal and political misgivings of lawmakers […]