Congress does little of consequence, except argue
WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a steady diet of gridlock, with "Green Eggs and Ham" on the side.
US nuclear missiles are a force in much distress
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress, if not in decline.
Margin for error 1/8 of an inch in nuclear world
WASHINGTON (AP) — The margin for error in operating ICBMs can be excruciatingly small — an eighth of an inch, in one case.
Recap of AP reporting on troubles in nuclear force
A recap of Associated Press reporting this year on troubles in the country's nuclear force:
Congress eyes spy review in surveillance logjam
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of U.S. surveillance programs has given Congress some temporary political cover after lawmakers failed this year to overhaul spy operations, and could break the legislative snarl that followed months of global outrage over privacy intrusions.
Rough health law fallout tightens key Senate races
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Thanks to the fiasco that followed the launch of President Barack Obama's health care law, Democrats are bracing for hard-fought Senate races in states they hoped to win with ease just two months ago.
Obama focuses on a tough year's ups, not its downs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the fifth year of his presidency been its worst? President Barack Obama laughs off such questions even as he acknowledges many months of frustrating ups and down.
Obama skips out of Washington for Hawaii vacation
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama has begun his annual winter vacation in Hawaii.
Obama names China envoy, economic ties in mind
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of veteran Sen. Max Baucus as U.S. ambassador to China reflects the importance to Washington of advancing the economic relationship with the Asian power despite recent strains on security issues.
Govt drops objection to publishing secret opinion
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has dropped its objection to the publication of a secret court opinion on the law that authorizes the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records.
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