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  • Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

    Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline
    WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
  • Obama issues orders seeking equal pay for women

    Obama issues orders seeking equal pay for women
    WASHINGTON — President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for...
  • Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages

    Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages
    MOSCOW — Heavily armed separatists held Ukrainian government buildings and hostages Tuesday as tensions increased sharply and threatened to push a dispute over treatment of the country's ethnic Russians into bloodshed. Ukrainian government...
  • U.S. tells Iran its choice for U.N. ambassador is 'not viable'

    U.S. tells Iran its choice for U.N. ambassador is 'not viable'
    WASHINGTON — The White House stepped up its opposition Tuesday to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, but sought to keep the controversy from derailing negotiations over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program. Hamid...
  • Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters

    Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal...
  • Obama to call for higher minimum wage on trip to Michigan, Illinois

    Obama to call for higher minimum wage on trip to Michigan, Illinois
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to raise the federal minimum wage may not be popular with Republicans in Congress, but he’s betting it will be with his real target, the Democratic voters he hopes to turn out in the...
  • Obamacare passes first big test

    Obamacare passes first big test
    WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act has passed its first big test, but the law's distribution of winners and losers all but guarantees the achievement will not quiet its political opposition. White House officials, who had a near-death experience...
  • Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood

    Palestinian Authority leader takes step to press issue of statehood
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced plans Tuesday to press the issue of Palestinian statehood by applying for membership in 15 international agencies, despite strong Israeli opposition. The move apparently...
  • Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?
    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...
  • President Obama says Obamacare enrolled 7.1 million people

    President Obama says Obamacare enrolled 7.1 million people
    WASHINGTON — In a buoyant Rose Garden event Tuesday to announce that 7.1 million people signed up by the deadline for the first round of Obamacare, President Obama gleefully declared his healthcare law “good for the country” and...
  • White House: Obamacare sign-ups exceed goal of 7 million

    White House: Obamacare sign-ups exceed goal of 7 million
    WASHINGTON — A surge of interest on the last day of open enrollment pushed Obamacare well over the administration’s target of 7 million sign-ups, according to preliminary figures that put the White House into a celebratory mood  Tuesday. But...