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Republicans Are Making Foreign Policy The Obamacare Of The 2016 Election

In 2012, Republicans unanimously made a vow. If their party captured the White House, they would repeal President Obama's signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
Ga. State Rep. Tyrone Brooks

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks Pleads Guilty To Filing False Tax Form

Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks has pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax document. The Atlanta Democrat entered his plea Thursday in federal court in Atlanta. Earlier Thursday, he resigned his state House seat, saying he wanted to focus on civil rights work full time.

4 Things We Learned About What Bill Clinton Is Up To

As Hillary Clinton is expected to officially launch her presidential campaign in the next couple of weeks, her famous, former president husband talked to Town & Count

Can Obama Turn Pariahs Into Partners?

President Obama is lobbying hard for a full-fledged nuclear deal with Iran. He hopes to raise the U.S. flag at an embassy in Cuba before he leaves office.

Pew: Japan And U.S. Respect Each Other And Distrust China

This year, the U.S. and Japan mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a bitter time that left deep wounds. In the 1980s, Japan and U.S. were at times economic adversaries, caught up in bilateral trade disputes.

Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers' Comp Benefits For Amputees

This story, reported and written by ProPublica's Michael Grabell, is a follow up to a series by NPR/ProPublica on how s

Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. But did he have constitutional power to do so?

Sen. Rand Paul Announces 2016 Presidential Run

Updated at 12:30 p.m. ET Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced today that he will seek the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

Obama Compares Iran Deal To A House Under Contract, Awaiting Appraisal

I've rarely seen President Obama speak in such definite terms on a thorny issue as he did yesterday about the nuclear agreement with Iran.

In Reclaimed Tikrit, Mass Graves From Brutal ISIS Occupation

As many as 1,700 bodies are believed to be in mass graves that have been unearthed near the site of a massacre of Iraqi soldiers manning a former U.S. military base. The killings took place last summer, when fighters from the self-proclaimed Islamic State seized Tikrit.