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  • Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’

    KANSAS CITY Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, imploring them to "stop just hatin' all the time" as they voted to sue him over charges he has overstepped the bounds of his office.
  • Sen. Hagan pushes paid family leave

    WASHINGTON Few Americans have employers who give them paid family leave. Jeannine Sato of North Carolina didn't have paid leave, but figured she'd be covered for unpaid maternity leave under federal law when she had her first child. She was unpleasantly...

    Support for marijuana will influence elections

    Forget about Rick Scott and Charlie Crist duking it out over who makes the better governor. It's the fight over marijuana legalization that serves as the backdrop for the elections in Florida this fall. With polls showing more than 60 percent of voters...

    Israel and Gaza: US leverage is limited

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama's call for a ceasefire to Israel's assault in Gaza got him nowhere. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to the U.S. empty-handed after a try at a truce, amid a volley of ridicule from the Israelis. The Obama...

    GOP-led House votes to sue Obama in first-of-its-kind lawsuit

    The House vote to sue President Obama is the first such legal challenge by a chamber of Congress against a president and a historic foray in the fight over constitutional checks and balances. Wednesday’s nearly party-line vote followed a feisty...