Congress Sends Homeland Bill to Obama Without Conditions

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WASHINGTON — Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached. "Sanity is prevailing," s... more

Petraeus Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified Intel to His Ex-Mistress

Ex-CIA Director and former ISAF commander Gen. David Petreaus seen here in a 2010 photo from the ISAF Flickr page with Paula Broadwell, an Army Reserve officer who penned his official biolgraphy and later alegedly became his lover.

Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus, a top U.S. military commander of the past decade and the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, pleaded guilty to leaking classified intelligence to his onetime mistress. Petraeus, who commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, on Tuesday pleaded guilty in U.S. District Co... more

House Votes Give VA Chief Power to Recoup Executive Bonuses

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WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill late Monday that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to recoup bonuses from senior executives implicated in manipulating patient wait-time data last year and other wrongdoing. The vote rekindles debate on Capitol Hill over accountability in the VA following the worst scandal in i... more

US Commander Says Coalition Has Killed 8,500 ISIS Fighters

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U.S. Central Command's Gen. Lloyd Austin told Congress Tuesday that more than 8,500 ISIS fighters had been killed in the U.S. campaign in Iraq and Syria. As a result of U.S. and coalition airstrikes, and recent gains by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, ISIS "has assumed a defensive crouch" in Iraq. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was al... more

Netanyahu Assails Iran-Nuclear Talks in Address to Congress

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would "all but guarantee" that Tehran gets nuclear weapons to the detriment of the entire world. "And lots of them," he added in an appear... more

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