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President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Okla. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Safety Regulators Quietly Place Extra Conditions On Keystone XL Pipeline Construction

Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project.

05/27/2014

The Obama administration is playing down an increasingly warm relationship between its main global rivals, China and Russia, that it may have inadvertently encouraged.  (credit: ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

US Plays Down Warming Russia-China Relationship

The Obama administration is playing down an increasingly warm relationship between its main global rivals, China and Russia, that it may have inadvertently encouraged.

05/23/2014

File photo of a fireman speaking on a walkie-talkie. (credit: German Garcia/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Administration Presses On Firefighting Funds

The Obama administration is pushing Congress to ensure that enough money is available to fight destructive wildfires as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.

05/20/2014

File photo of the Supreme Court. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Takes Up Case Of Fired Air Marshal

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider the case of a federal air marshal who was fired after leaking information to the press about aviation security plans.

05/19/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives at the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Committee luncheon on March 25, 2014 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feinstein: Benghazi Select Committee ‘A Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob’

The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee hammered House Republicans over the Benghazi Select Committee.

05/19/2014

President Barack Obama speaks prior to signing a presidential memorandum increasing workers' overtime protections during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 13, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

New Health Cost Controls Get Go-Ahead From Feds

The Obama administration has given the go-ahead for insurers and employers to use a new cost-control strategy that puts a hard dollar limit on what health plans pay for some expensive procedures, such as knee and hip replacements.

05/15/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to her husband’s defense of her comments on wealth, saying the thought was “sweet,” but she doesn’t need anybody to defend her own record.   (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Clinton To Jewish Committee: US Needs To Be ‘Tough’ In Iran Nuclear Talks

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was “personally skeptical” that Iran would agree to a comprehensive deal to remove its nuclear weapon capabilities but said the Obama administration faced a promising opportunity that required it to “give diplomacy space to work.”

05/14/2014

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes the U.S. has very few options in two of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy pressure points in Ukraine and Syria, adding that the U.S. needs to solve its domestic problems before it can exert power on the world stage. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Gates: ‘No Real Military Option’ For US In Russia, Ukraine Crisis

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he believes the U.S. has very few options in two of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy pressure points in Ukraine and Syria, adding that the U.S. needs to solve its domestic problems before it can exert power on the world stage.

05/12/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan speak during a visit J.O. Wilson Elementry School on March 21, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Administration Issues New Guidance Reminding Schools To Enroll Children Brought In US Illegally

Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration said Thursday, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.

05/09/2014

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a stop of the "Give America a Raise" bus tour at the U.S. Capitol Building on April 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Pelosi On Benghazi Emails: ‘Why Aren’t We Talking About Something Else?’

A retired U.S. general came under sharp criticism from a Republican committee chairman on Thursday after testifying that the Obama administration reacted weakly to the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

05/02/2014

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