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Kasich calls on Clinton to support balanced budget amendment
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to support his effort to require a balanced federal budget.
Republicans looking for more answers in visa program probe
House Republicans are getting their first chance to unravel more details about allegations of undue influence exerted by the Homeland Security Department's No. 2 in three foreign investment visa cases.
Watchdog report faults DEA handling of sex party allegations
A federal watchdog faults the Drug Enforcement Administration over allegations that agents attended sex parties with prostitutes while stationed overseas.
DHS chief says he has confidence in Secret Service director
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says he has faith in Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy, but says Clancy has work to do to "straighten out" the beleaguered agency.
AP Exclusive: Pentagon blocking special ops intel requests
Records obtained by The Associated Press show that military bureaucrats have been trying to force a flawed, government-built intelligence system on special operations units deploying to war zones.
AP sources: Concerns over easing transgender ban in military
U.S. officials say Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.
Scott Walker's team picks up a top Romney staffer
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is adding another senior staffer with national experience as his political operation grows ahead of a likely 2016 presidential run.
Preparing for 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton embracing Obama
Hillary Rodham Clinton is embracing President Barack Obama — sometimes even literally.
Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Health Care Act he has vowed to dismantle.
Abolish the IRS? Easy to say, but awfully hard to do
Promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service is a good talking point for political candidates who are looking to fire up the Republicans' most conservative voters. It's also unlikely to ever happen.
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