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Obama25-121714.jpg Arguing that efforts to isolate Cuba have failed to advance U.S. interests after more than fifty years, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday he will begin to normalize relations with the communist island nation.

mcconnell-121714.jpg A bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will be the first order of business in the new Republican-controlled Senate, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., told reporters on Tuesday.

Obama-sign-121714.jpg President Barack Obama quietly signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday, officially eliminating the threat of another government shutdown. The bill, which the Senate approved by a 56 to 40 vote Saturday night, funds most of the government through the end of the current fiscal year next September.

The modern US Air Force is "feeling some strain" recently, due to its shrinking size and high operations tempo, but there won't be any more involuntary force-shaping in 2015, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said Tuesday. James said she and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III...

intelligenceagency-121614.jpg Following last week's controversial report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program, the results of a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed that the majority of Americans think the agency's treatment of suspected terrorists was justified.

Jebbush-121614.jpg Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday he will "actively explore" a run for the White House in 2016. The announcement was made in a note on his Facebook page Tuesday morning. The son of former President George H.W. Bush and younger brother of former President George W. Bush signaled his intention...

Vivek-Murthy-121614.jpg More than a year after his nomination, Vivek Murthy was confirmed as U.S. Surgeon General in a vote in the Senate on Monday. The Senate voted 51 to 43 to approve Murthy's nomination, with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., the only Republican to join with most members of the Democratic caucus to vote in favor of confirmation.

capitol-121214.jpg Just hours before a midnight deadline on Thursday, the House of Representatives narrowly approved a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill needed to avoid another government shutdown. The House voted 219 to 206 in favor of the bill, with 57 Democrats joining with 162 Republicans to approve the legislation.

USHouseofrepresentatives-121214.jpg The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill, hours before a midnight deadline, thus avoiding another government shutdown. President Barack Obama's call for support of the Republican bill evoked a positive response from only 57 Democrats, but that was enough for the bill's passage by 219 votes to 206.

The US House of Representatives has passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill hours before a midnight deadline, thus avoiding another government shutdown. President Barack Obama's call for support of the Republican bill evoked positive response from only fifty-seven Democrats, but that was enough for the...

uscapitol-062509_11Dec14.jpg With a midnight deadline looming, House leaders have postponed a vote on a $1.1 trillion spending bill needed to avoid another government shutdown.

obama-121114.jpg While President Barack Obama's overall approval rating remains underwater, the results of a new Gallup poll show that the president has seen a jump in support among Hispanics since announcing his executive action on immigration last month.

capitol-121014.jpg House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid another government shutdown later this week. The deal announced Tuesday night would fund most of the government through the end of the current fiscal year next September.

CIA-120914.jpg Despite warnings about backlash against U.S. service members overseas, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a long-awaited report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program on Tuesday. The report offered a harsh assessment of the CIA and determined that the program was more brutal than represented yet was still ineffective.

warren-120914.jpg While first-term Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has repeatedly said she does not plan to run for president in 2016, that has not stopped supporters from trying to change her mind.