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  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014, 2:11 A.M.

    Dan Sullivan wins Alaska’s GOP US Senate primary

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013, 2 P.M.

    Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email

    HELENA — Montana’s chief federal judge will retire following an investigation into an email he forwarded that included a racist joke involving President Barack Obama. U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013, 12:53 P.M.

    Senate panel votes to approve Obama’s CIA nominee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to approve President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the CIA after winning a behind-the-scenes battle with the White House over access …


  • WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6, 2013, 1:23 P.M.

    Outdoor retail exec picked for Interior

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated outdoor business executive Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department. Obama said Jewell, president and chief executive at REI, has earned …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013, 2:06 P.M.

    Senate confirms Kerry nomination for State Dept.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed President Barack Obama’s choice of five-term Sen. John Kerry to be secretary of state, with Republicans and Democrats praising him as the ideal …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 1:23 P.M.

    Bork nomination fight altered judicial selection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives wanted Robert H. Bork on the Supreme Court. They wound up with Anthony Kennedy, the key vote in reaffirming a woman’s right to an abortion. The …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 6 A.M.

    On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama’s good soldier

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama’s good soldier. The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down diplomatic …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 1:09 A.M.

    Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 9:44 A.M.

    On foreign policy, Kerry is Obama’s good soldier

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama’s good soldier. The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down diplomatic …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 8:21 A.M.

    Pentagon front-runner has strong Obama ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 10:26 P.M.

    Embattled Rice bows out; Kerry new frontrunner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 5:50 P.M.

    Embattled, Rice bows out of running; Kerry likely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 2:53 P.M.

    Rice withdraws as secretary of state candidate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Rice, the embattled U.N. ambassador, abruptly withdrew from consideration to be the next secretary of state on Thursday after a bitter, weekslong standoff with Republican senators …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 1:26 P.M.

    Court hears challenge to Obama recess appointments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and business groups told a federal appeals court Wednesday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution earlier this year when he bypassed the Senate to fill …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 4:26 P.M.

    New judge appointed in Fort Hood shooting case

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army’s highest legal branch appointed a new judge to preside over the case of the Fort Hood shooting suspect, indicating the court-martial is on …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 1:33 P.M.

    New blow for Rice: Moderate senator voices concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator, vital to any White House hopes of getting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice confirmed as secretary of state, said Wednesday she couldn’t back any …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 12:53 P.M.

    Kerry stays quiet as Cabinet speculation swirls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry is angling to be the nation’s top diplomat by being, well, diplomatic. The longtime Democratic lawmaker from Massachusetts has largely stayed quiet while President …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 8:44 A.M.

    Moderate GOP senator expresses concerns about Rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator crucial to any White House hopes of getting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice confirmed as secretary of state said Wednesday that there are still …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 7:52 A.M.

    Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 11:57 P.M.

    Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 1:04 P.M.

    Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 8:16 A.M.

    GOP senators more troubled after Rice meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators said Tuesday they are more troubled than ever with comments made days after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya by Susan Rice, the …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012, 11:53 P.M.

    Rice to meet senators whose support she covets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is meeting with key lawmakers in what could be her final pitch for their support if she is nominated to be the next …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 2:55 A.M.

    Gen. Allen resumes command duty in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gen. John Allen has returned to Kabul to resume his duties as the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, more than a week after the …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 12:13 P.M.

    Dozen House women defend Rice over Libya comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators’ angry criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and racism, a …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 11:19 A.M.

    Obama defends Rice in face of GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice in the aftermath of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya and calling …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 11:05 A.M.

    Obama withholding judgment on Petraeus process

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s withholding judgment about the handling of a federal investigation that cost the CIA director his job, but he’s seen no evidence …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 9:06 A.M.

    Scandal widens; US general’s emails ‘flirtatious’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sex scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened Tuesday to ensnare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, in a suddenly public drama …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 12:27 A.M.

    General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — The career of Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is now in jeopardy due to the investigation of the David Petraeus sex scandal. …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 10:17 P.M.

    General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — In a new twist to the Gen. David Petraeus sex scandal, the Pentagon said Tuesday that the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. …


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