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Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated P... Full Story

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  • Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point
    Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' dimming opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. Associated Press-GfK polling found a spring and summer of discontent with the president's handling of world events.

  • House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam
    House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are considering a new border security bill that would add more money for the National Guard as leaders frantically try to win over reluctant conservatives.

  • CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying
    CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided againt the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate.

  • Ginsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones
    Ginsburg: Court right to void clinic buffer zones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is defending a rare Supreme Court decision that put her at odds with women's rights groups.

  • Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia
    Senate confirms US ambassador to Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a period in limbo with a slew of other nominees to be U.S. diplomats around the world, John Tefft gained Senate confirmation Thursday night as America's new envoy to Russia.

  • Lawmakers employ gimmicks to pay for highway funds

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  • Holder cautions against use of data in sentencing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is worried about fairness in sentencing.

  • Congress sends VA overhaul to White House
    Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Brokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerry
    Brokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerry

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreementwas proving elusive.

  • Cantor to resign from House seat in August
    Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After a surprise primary election loss, U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.

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