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As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders

2 hours 10 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests. Full Story
Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases

2 hours 15 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices. Full Story
Japan's war history will shadow PM's US visit next week

Japan's war history will shadow PM's US visit next week

5 hours 51 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years after the end of World War II, Japan wants to look to the future but can't shake off its past. When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the U.S. next week, he will be promoting a regional free trade pact and stronger defense ties with America as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution. Full Story
Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans

Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans

7 hours 20 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families. Full Story
Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

7 hours 31 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lester Tenney endured three hellish years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but with the passing of decades and repeated visits, he's made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress next week, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end, something rankles the U.S. military veteran about Japan's attitude toward its past. Full Story

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Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths

Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths

15 hours 6 mins ago
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes. Full Story
Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure

Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure

15 hours 8 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history. Full Story
No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit

No trade breakthrough expected with Japan during Abe visit

16 hours 55 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington next week comes amid heightened attention in Congress to an Asia-Pacific trade deal that has created a deep rift between President Barack Obama and members of his Democratic Party and whose central feature is liberalized commerce between the U.S. and Japan. Full Story