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Government News

AP Exclusive: Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program

AP Exclusive: Some at NSA thought costs of collecting US calling records exceeded the benefits

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:16am EDT

Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers

Delete, erase, shred: Weapons of mass info destruction foil efforts to save government records

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:16am EDT

Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

Carter considers easing US military enlistment standards; seeks better recruiting, retention

Monday - 03/30/2015, 03:13am EDT

Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

US families who fled Cuba generations ago wonder if new diplomacy will pay for what they lost

Monday - 03/30/2015, 01:19am EDT

Institute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston

Full-scale replica of US Senate the centerpiece of building honoring the late Sen. Kennedy

Monday - 03/30/2015, 12:28am EDT

Obama golfs with big money, oil moguls in Florida

On weekend jaunt to Florida, Obama golfs with Halliburton director, Houston Astros owner

Sunday - 03/29/2015, 10:18pm EDT

WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

Doolittle Raiders' congressional gold medal to be given to Air Force museum in Ohio

Sunday - 03/29/2015, 02:50pm EDT

Popular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seat

Popular Nevada governor would be favorite for Reid seat in 2016, but shows little interest

Sunday - 03/29/2015, 02:48pm EDT

After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget

Budget gives congressional Republicans a chance to regain their footing after early stumbles

Sunday - 03/29/2015, 02:48pm EDT

Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

Obama asks employers to include foster, homeless, struggling kids in 'take child to work' day

Sunday - 03/29/2015, 02:48pm EDT

Fore! Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway

Fore! Obama tees off with Alonzo Mourning as he opens golf getaway in Florida

Sunday - 03/29/2015, 03:18am EDT

NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it

NASA: 2020 launch of big mission where robot grabs rock off asteroid for astronauts to explore

Sunday - 03/29/2015, 12:46am EDT

American, Russian leaving Earth for year at space station

2 men leaving Earth this week for year in space: American and Russian flying for science

Sunday - 03/29/2015, 12:46am EDT

US rescues Saudi airmen from water south of Yemen

US forces rescue Saudi airmen from Gulf of Aden, south of Yemen

Saturday - 03/28/2015, 11:00pm EDT

Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails

Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, hasn't turned over new documents

Saturday - 03/28/2015, 11:00pm EDT

With gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground

With gay marriage case pending before high court, religious objection bills gain traction

Saturday - 03/28/2015, 02:40pm EDT

Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year

Yellen says continued economic improvement may trigger the start of Fed rate hikes this year

Saturday - 03/28/2015, 01:00pm EDT

'Llama drama' owners say USDA draws line against appearances

Owners of llamas that ran amok in Phoenix enclave scaling back in wake of USDA attention

Saturday - 03/28/2015, 12:36pm EDT

About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

About 4,000 men once forced to fish now stranded on Indonesian islands, some after boat ban

Saturday - 03/28/2015, 12:18pm EDT

Pugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader

Pugnacious Sen. Harry Reid says he's retiring, favors brash Chuck Schumer as next Dem leader

Saturday - 03/28/2015, 11:18am EDT

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 05:50pm EDT

Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees

Obama says he's ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees, Democrats soften criticism

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 05:22pm EDT

7 sailors charged after videos surfaced of females on board

7 Navy sailors charged in illicit videotaping of female officers and trainees aboard submarine

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 05:20pm EDT

House panel votes to repeal federal estate tax

House panel votes to repeal federal estate tax that hits less than 1 percent of inheritances

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 05:20pm EDT

Obama, wowed by young scientists, announces new STEM pledges

Obama charmed by tiniest of inventors, announces milestone in pledges to boost STEM education

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 05:10pm EDT

US officials: Military worries about easing transgender ban

US officials: Military raises concern over easing transgender ban; Carter open-minded

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:20pm EDT

Bill would create organic-type labels for nonmodified foods

Republican bill would create certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:20pm EDT

Comcast says $45B Time Warner Cable deal to take longer

Comcast expects $45B Time Warner Cable deal to close later, cites long regulatory review

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:10pm EDT

House renews bid to improve gov't response on info requests

House panel renews bid to improve government response to information requests under FOIA

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 02:00pm EDT

Senate president says tax cut proposals to be considered

Maryland Senate president says governor's tax cut proposals to be considered

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 01:50pm EDT

Bosses can't get even when staffers gripe on social media

Bosses may get mad, but can't get even when staffers gripe about work on social media

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 01:33pm EDT

Here's the pitch: House Whip Scalise can play hardball

Here's the pitch: House Whip Scalise's GOP vote counting requires hardball, charm

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 01:27pm EDT

VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

VA says it is relaxing rule that impedes vets' ability to get private medical care

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 11:56am EDT
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