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Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys

Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys

President Barack Obama listens as he is asked a question at an event at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, to announce additional commitments for "My Brother’s Keeper," Obama's initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color, Monday, July 21, 2014. The commitments inclu…

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Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

Child migrant surge shifts politics of immigration

FILE - This Sept. 23, 2013 file photo, shows Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa. on Capitol Hill in Washington. The surge of Central American children crossing the U.S. southern border has shifted the politics of immigration, weakening one of the most potent arguments Democrats plan to make against Rep…

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Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

File - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, immigration rights activist and self-declared undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on comprehensive immigration reform. Var…

July 15, 2014 5:27 pmLoading…
Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says

Labor market still needs Fed support, chair says

FILE - In this July 2, 2014, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the International Monetary Fund in Washington. Yellen testifies to a Senate committee to deliver the Fed's twice-a-year report to Congress on interest-rate policy and the economy on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. …

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Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

En esta foto del 13 de febrero de 2013, el periodista ganador del premio Pulitzer, activista de los derechos de inmigración y autoproclamado inmigrante sin autorización legal José Antonio Vargas testifica en el Capitolio, en Washington, ante una audiencia de la comisión judicial del senado s…

July 15, 2014 9:52 am
House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, right, seated next to as Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate, left, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, center, testifies on Capitol Hil…

July 11, 2014 5:02 pmLoading…
Senate confirms housing chief to run budget office

Senate confirms housing chief to run budget office

FILE - This June 11, 2014 file photo sows Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan testifiying on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The Senate has confirmed President …

July 10, 2014 12:28 pmLoading…
Border surge overwhelming, officials tell Congress

Border surge overwhelming, officials tell Congress

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the problems with the increased rise in apprehens…

July 09, 2014 2:33 pmLoading…
Border surge overwhelming, officials tell Congress

Border surge overwhelming, officials tell Congress

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the problems with the increased rise in apprehensions at the Sou…

July 09, 2014 2:33 pmLoading…
Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals

Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals

FILE - This July 8, 2014 file photo shows Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev.speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is blocking a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights that could have been a political problem for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamb…

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Udall stays away as Obama raises cash for campaign

Udall stays away as Obama raises cash for campaign

FILE - This Jan. 31, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. on Capitol Hill in Washington. For the first time, President Barack Obama is inching directly into one of the highly competitive races that could determine whether Democrats maintain control of the Senate this fall. But Obam…

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Craig Fugate

Craig Fugate

El administrador de la Agencia Federal de Emergencias, Craig Fugate, se prepara para brindar su testimonio ante el Comit[e de Seguridad Nacional y Asuntos Gubernamentales del Senado sobre los problemas inmigratorios el 9 de julio del 2014.Altos funcionarios del gobierno dijeron ese d[ia a lo…

July 09, 2014 10:52 am
VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

Robert McDonald, left, President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, meets with Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

FILE - In this May 28, 2014 fie photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Class of 2014, in West Point, N.Y. Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, Obama on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 asked Congress for $3.7 billion t…

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Leehy Shaer

Leehy Shaer

Leehy Shaer, tía de uno de los adolescentes secuestrados en Israel, en una conferencia de prensa en el Congreso en Washington el 24 de junio del 2014. Israel informó el lunes 30 de junio que los tres han sido hallado muertos. (Foto AP/Susan Walsh)

June 30, 2014 11:59 am
Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, John Boehner

Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Harry Reid, John Boehner

From left, sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell of Ky., Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, hold hands as they sing, "We Shall Overcome," during a 50th anniversary of the …

June 24, 2014 4:41 pm
Barack Obama, Lavar Arrington, Taylor Twellman

Barack Obama, Lavar Arrington, Taylor Twellman

President Barack Obama shakes hands with former football player Lavar Arrington, left, as former professional soccer player and current ESPN analyst Taylor Twellman watches at center, after Obama spoke at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, Thursday, May 29, 201…

May 29, 2014 1:01 pm
Barack Obama

Barack Obama

El presidente Barack Obama aplaude a aquellos que prestan servicio en Irak y Afganistán mientras da un discurso en la ceremonia de graduación de la Academia Militar en West Point, Nueva York, el miércoles 28 de mayo de 2014. Obama dijo el miércoles que Estados Unidos debe ser líder en el esc…

May 28, 2014 9:48 am
Julian Castro

Julian Castro

(Foto AP/Susan Walsh, Archivo)El alcalde de San Antonio, Texas, Julián Castro, en el Capitolio en Washington, el 5 de febrero de 2013. Su decisión será crucial.

May 20, 2014 1:46 pm
Norway diplomat: Obama aide irked by peace prize

Norway diplomat: Obama aide irked by peace prize

President Obama signed books during a Nobel signing ceremony held Dec. 10, 2009, at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway. He said he felt he did not deserve the Peace Prize.

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Presidente Barack Obama sonríe luego de hablar ante el Comité Nacional Demócrata el 8 de mayoi de 2014 en San José, California. Obama anunció el viernes 9 de mayo de 2014 nuevas medidas a favor de la energía solar, que dijo beneficiarán a la economía. (AP Foto/Susan Walsh)

May 09, 2014 11:16 am
Celebrity photos of the week

Celebrity photos of the week

Barbra Streisand, listens as actor Liam Neeson, left, and her husband James Brolin, center, talk as they attend the USC Shoah Foundation's 20th anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity gala in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

May 08, 2014 3:57 pm
Advocates see last window for immigration bill

Advocates see last window for immigration bill

President Obama meets with Asian American and Pacific Islander business and faith leaders to discuss immigration reform at the White House.

May 02, 2014 5:17 pmLoading…
Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel

FILE — This Feb. 7, 2014 file photo shows DefenseSecretary Chuck Hagel holds a briefing at the Pentagon. The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other non-lethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russias dangerously irresponsible efforts to destabilize the country, Hagel …

April 19, 2014 6:49 pm
Kathleen Sebelius, Barack Obama y Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Kathleen Sebelius, Barack Obama y Sylvia Mathews Burwell

El presidente Barack Obama, flanqueado por Kathleen Sebelius, izq., la renunciante secretaria de Salud y Servicios Humanos, y su candidata a sucederla, la actual directora de Presupuesto Sylvia Mathews Burwell, en la Casa Blanca en Washington el viernes 11 de abril del 2014, cuando se anunci…

April 11, 2014 11:17 am
EEUU-IMPUESTOS

EEUU-IMPUESTOS

Esta fotografía de archivo del 22 de marzo de 2013 muestra el exterior del edificio del Servicio de Rentas Internas en Washington. Con el vencimiento del plazo para presentar los impuestos acercándose la semana próxima, la mayoría de los estadounidenses dicen que completar una declaración fe…

April 09, 2014 5:33 pm
Big money in politics about to get bigger

Big money in politics about to get bigger

Cornell Woolridge of Windsor Mill, Md., took part in a demonstration outside the Supreme Court in Washington as the court heard arguments on campaign finance last year. The court on Wednesday struck down some limits on financing amounts.

April 02, 2014 4:44 pmLoading…
Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol

Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol

Studies presented at the American College of Cardiology’s conference in Washington, Saturday, showed that new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol.

March 29, 2014 5:13 pm
Eric Holder, Anthony Foxx

Eric Holder, Anthony Foxx

El secretario de Justicia Eric Holder, izquierda, y el secretario de Transporte Anthony Foxx anuncian un arreglo de 1.200 millones de dólares con Toyota sobre su revelación de problemas de seguridad, el miércoles 19 de marzo de 2014, durante una conferencia de prensa en el Departamento de Ju…

March 20, 2014 4:37 pm
10 things to see

10 things to see

Snow is plowed behind a jogger running on the grounds of the Washington Monument Washington on Monday, March 17, 2014, days before the start of spring. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

March 20, 2014 11:12 am
Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky 

March 08, 2014 5:08 pm
Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. Thursday marks the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, co…

March 06, 2014 10:05 am
State of the Union 2014

State of the Union 2014

President Barack Obama is seen through a television camera viewfinder as gives his the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

January 28, 2014 8:56 pm
Multiple GOP responses to State of the Union: Are they a sign of party division?

Multiple GOP responses to State of the Union: Are they a sign of party division?

McMorris Rodgers: “A more hopeful vision.”

January 28, 2014 8:36 pm
RNC showcased update, while losing image remains

RNC showcased update, while losing image remains

Mike Huckabee

January 25, 2014 5:52 pm
Thousands brave cold for abortion protest in DC

Thousands brave cold for abortion protest in DC

Abortion-rights and anti-abortion protesters rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Thousands braved cold temperatures Wednesday.

January 22, 2014 3:27 pm
Harry Reid

Harry Reid

El líder de la mayoría en el Senado, Harry Reid, de Nevada, habla durante una conferencia de prensa en el Capitolio en Washington, el martes 14 de enero de 2014, tras una reunión política demócrata. En un intento por evitar repetir el lío causado por choques recientes por la designación del …

January 16, 2014 1:56 pm
The winners and losers of the new spending bill

The winners and losers of the new spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid addresses reporters. A massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, aimed at funding the government through October, is getting generally positive reviews from House Republicans.

January 14, 2014 3:32 pmLoading…
Winter storms: beautiful and deadly

Winter storms: beautiful and deadly

Downtown Annapolis, Md. is covered in snow, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. After a storm blew through the Washington region overnight, roads are being cleared and many schools systems are closed. The federal government and the District of Columbia government will be open Friday, but workers have the …

January 03, 2014 9:56 am
Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius

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Bad weather keeps many home in D.C.

Bad weather keeps many home in D.C.

Susan Walsh / The Associated PressA crew clears the sidewalks near the U.S. Supreme Court. Snow was falling early Tuesday in Washington, and the District of Columbia city government and public schools were closed. Nonemergency federal workers stayed home and many others telecommuted. But the…

December 10, 2013 4:13 pmLoading…
IRS

IRS

The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington.

December 09, 2013 11:07 am
Capitol Christmas Tree

Capitol Christmas Tree

The 2013 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, an 88-foot Engelmann spruce, from the Colville National Forest, in northeast Washington State, is lit during an event on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. The tree is decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments, handcrafted by Washingto…

December 04, 2013 8:55 pm
National briefs

National briefs

First lady Michelle Obama, right, with daughters Sasha, second from left, and Malia, partially hidden, walk outside to receive the Official White House Christmas Tree at the White House? in Washington, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

November 29, 2013 4:40 pm
Flame work finished up at JFK grave

Flame work finished up at JFK grave

Susan Walsh / The Associated PressRepairs to the eternal flame at the gravesite of former President John F. Kennedy recently were completed, with new gas and air lines, and other components. A temporary flame was in use during the project at Arlington National Cemetery.

October 29, 2013 6:38 pmLoading…
Graham says he'll block nominations over Benghazi

Graham says he'll block nominations over Benghazi

Sen. LindseyGraham

October 28, 2013 5:30 pm
Silvio Berlusconi, Veronica Lario

Silvio Berlusconi, Veronica Lario

En esta fotografía de archivo del viernes 24 de junio de 2004, el primer ministro italiano Silvio Berlusconi, derecha, y su esposa Veronica Lario aguardan la llegada del presidente estadounidense George W. Bush y la primera dama Laura Bush en la residencia Villa Madama en Roma. (Foto AP/Susa…

October 23, 2013 10:58 am
Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban

Supreme Court justices voice support for affirmative action ban

Nakia Wallace, center, a Cass Technical High School student in Detroit, and other supporters of affirmative action gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington.

October 15, 2013 5:04 pm

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