Politics

4:04am

Fri November 28, 2014
Politics

Pentagon Expected To Release More Detainees From Guantanamo

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 7:16 am

A view of the the U.S. Naval Station base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Obama promised during his first days in office to close the U.S. prison there but it still houses detainees.
Suzette Laboy AP

The U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is far from being closed — something President Obama promised to do in the first days of his administration. But people are being released.

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5:17am

Thu November 27, 2014
Politics

EPA's Proposed Rules Add To Obama's Collision Course With GOP

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 12:12 pm

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5:05am

Thu November 27, 2014
Research News

Search For Political Common Ground Is Difficult, Research Shows

Originally published on Thu November 27, 2014 12:12 pm

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3:44pm

Wed November 26, 2014
It's All Politics

Veto Threat Puts Tax Break Package Back At Square One

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 4:05 pm

President Obama's veto threat against a proposed deal between top Senate Democrats and House Republicans has stalled progress on renewing an expired package of tax breaks.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

House and Senate negotiators who thought they were close to a deal renewing expired tax breaks have a new factor to worry about: a veto threat from a White House unhappy about helping businesses but not the working poor.

The veto threat comes with Congress on Thanksgiving recess and planning only a couple of work weeks in December before it adjourns.

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10:12am

Wed November 26, 2014
The Two-Way

EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 1:49 pm

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies at an oversight hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 23.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new rules today to reduce emission levels for smog-causing ozone, which is linked to asthma and other health problems.

The draft measure calls for lowering the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. The agency said it would take comments on an ozone level as low as 60 ppb.

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7:01pm

Tue November 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 7:20 pm

A local business is boarded up in anticipation of another night of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday. A day after people set fire to buildings in the city, President Obama said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
Michael B. Thomas AFP/Getty Images

In a speech in which he said he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also stated, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."

The president had been scheduled to speak about immigration policy during his appearance at Chicago's Copernicus Community Center. But he began his remarks by calling for calm in Ferguson, Mo., responding to the fiery unrest that has followed a grand jury's decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson over the killing of Michael Brown.

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10:02am

Tue November 25, 2014
It's All Politics

Federal Ferguson Investigation Will Remain Independent, Holder Insists

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:15 am

Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, Mo., in August, where he met with elected and police officials and community members.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

This post was updated at 5:30 p.m. ET

Attorney General Eric Holder says "far more must be done to create enduring trust" between police and communities they serve, even as his Justice Department continues to investigate possible discriminatory police actions in Ferguson, Mo.

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6:17am

Tue November 25, 2014
National Security

White House To Find Successor To Defense Secretary Hagel

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 8:02 am

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5:52am

Tue November 25, 2014
Around the Nation

Critics Say Obama's Immigration Plan Creates Path To Citizenship

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 2:47 pm

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6:34pm

Mon November 24, 2014
Politics

After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 10:15 am

A guide for applying to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that began in 2012. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it will begin accepting applications for the expanded DACA program in 90 days.
Damian Dovarganes AP

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is the first stop for people applying for a green card, citizenship or refugee status. The agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security, will be on the front line of President Obama's executive action last week, which could give legal status to an estimated 4 million undocumented people.

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