LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 Iraq
 South Asia Quake
 Hurricane Wilma
 U.S.
 World
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Text Archive
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 News Summary
 (AUDIO)
 News Summary
 (VIDEO)
 Today
 in History
 Video Gallery
 Photo Gallery
 PhotoWeek
 SportsWeek
 U.S. Census
 Database
 U.S. Crime
 Database
 Corrections
AP Top Political News At 12:08 p.m. EDT

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people....

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near....

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard....

Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs....

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday....

With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off
ATLANTA (AP) -- Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads and retail politicking in a match up that could help settle control of the Senate....

Judges in health care rulings vote party line
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them....

Senate bill targets companies that move overseas
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. But big hurdles remain....

US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq's expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republicans saying drone strikes should have been authorized months ago and even Democrats questioning the Obama administration's commitment to holding the fractured country together....

Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails" and urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote them out of office....

Washington Video
Interactives
Home front: Stories of returned veterans and their families
Election 2009: Exit polls for Virginia, New Jersey governors' races
Early figures on stimulus job creation
Obama, Cabinet travel leads mostly to blue states
Health care overhaul
LiveWire: News from Washington
First lady furthers fashionista reputation
Latest Washington Photos
Up to the Minute
US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

Senate bill targets companies that move overseas

Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

IMF cuts forecast for US economic growth in 2014

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

Memorial honoring injured veterans under way in DC

Donald Trump to break ground for new DC hotel