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April 24, 2015 Comment

Drone Strike Deaths Raise Questions

Italy says it wants more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

April 24, 2015 Comment

Comcast Ends $45.2 Billion Bid To Acquire Time Warner Cable

The cable giant abandoned the deal after meetings with federal regulators revealed the government was mobilizing to block the merger.

April 24, 2015 4 Comments

Week In 2016 Politics Focuses On Bush, Clinton Money Issues

Hillary Clinton is being asked about Clinton Foundation donors, and Jeb Bush is pushing the envelope of campaign finance rules.

April 23, 2015 4 Comments

Texas House Committee Passes Bill Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

The measure would ban state and local funds from being used to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

April 23, 2015 Comment

Obama Expresses ‘Profound Regret’ For Hostages Killed In Drone Strike

The hostages, one American and one Italian, were killed in a counterterrorism operation in January that also killed an al-Qaida leader.

April 22, 2015 Comment

‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Likely To Change Under Next Philly Mayor

All of the top candidates in Philadelphia’s mayoral race are promising to end stop-and-frisk altogether, despite police support.

April 22, 2015 5 Comments

Democrats Battle Over Obama’s Trade Initiatives

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are among those sparring with the president over his Asia-Pacific trade agreement.

April 21, 2015 25 Comments

Former GOP Senate Leader On Washington: ‘There’s Very Little Middle’

Partisan division in Congress is not new, but former Senator Trent Lott says “it used to have a big center – it was purple.”

April 21, 2015 6 Comments

Wisconsin Supreme Court Showdown

The former chief justice of the state’s highest court is suing her fellow justices in order to retain her top spot on the court.

April 21, 2015 Comment

Lincoln Funeral Relic Still Used To Honor American Dignitaries

A platform hastily built to display President Lincoln’s body in 1865 is a simple wooden structure, but it has a long history.

April 21, 2015 2 Comments

Senators Reach Deal Paving Way For AG Confirmation

The deal clears the way for a vote on Loretta Lynch’s nomination to become the first female African-American attorney general.

April 20, 2015 2 Comments

Australia’s Kevin Rudd On U.S.-China Relations

The former Australian prime minister discusses China’s premier, Xi Jinping, and his influence on the global stage.

April 20, 2015 Comment

Presidential Hopefuls Try To Stand Out In New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton is there today, and over the weekend, Republican candidates flocked to the state for a leadership summit.

April 20, 2015 45 Comments

Arizona Sheriff Goes Back To Court Over Immigration Policing

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known for his hard stance on illegal immigration, is facing his share of legal trouble.

April 17, 2015 3 Comments

Obama Immigration Policy Up For Debate In Federal Court

The judges will hear arguments on whether President Obama can move forward with his executive actions on immigration.

April 17, 2015 4 Comments

Republicans Support Obama’s Fast-Track Authority For Asian Trade Deal

The support from Republicans puts the president in an awkward situation. Many Democrats say the deal would hurt American workers.

April 17, 2015 7 Comments

Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

April 16, 2015 2 Comments

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton On D.C. Statehood, Civil Rights

As the Democratic representative for Washington, D.C. in the House, Norton has pushed for equal voting rights for D.C. in Congress.

April 16, 2015 38 Comments

Congressman Trey Gowdy On Obamacare Repeal Votes, Police Shootings

The South Carolina Republican calls the votes “symbolic” and says the recent police shooting in his state is not a sign of a larger problem.

April 15, 2015 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

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April 23 10 Comments

Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz

Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became his friends and subjects.

April 23 22 Comments

Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice Still An Open Wound In Cleveland

Five months after the 12-year-old was shot, Peter O'Dowd visits the neighborhood and speaks with Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice.

April 22 6 Comments

Saving Food Scraps From The Trash To Make Better Meals

Are you throwing away your broccoli stems and peach pits? Food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone says don't.

April 21 Comment

Photographing Armenian Lives Around the World

Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian started the Armenian Diaspora Project to explore what it means to be Armenian.