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WASHINGTON (AP) — The night before Tuesday's congressional hearing on the White House break-in, bombshell news broke: The intruder had made it much farther into the executive mansion than previously known. Suspense surrounding the high-profile hearing was heightened. And one...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says even 11 days after an Army veteran jumped the fence and burst into the White House, she still hasn't concluded why officers and agents failed to follow security rules. Testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Pierson...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged to Congress that an Army veteran who jumped the White House fence and made his way into the executive mansion was a threat. Pierson said, "I think Mr. Gonzalez coming into the main floor mansion is a threat."...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch says he has very low confidence in Secret Service Director Julia Pierson's ability to protect the White House. Lynch says he wishes Pierson would protect the White House the way she is protecting her reputation...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would become the first state to allow family members to petition judges to take away relatives' guns if they are deemed to be dangerous under a bill facing a Tuesday deadline for action by the governor. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the United States may have "no choice" but to send American troops to fight Islamic State group militants if President Barack Obama's strategy fails to destroy the extremist group. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that he doesn't...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the United States may have "no choice" but to send American troops to fight Islamic State group militants if President Barack Obama's strategy fails to destroy the extremist group. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that he doesn't...
Five things Republicans hope to do if they win control of the Senate this fall: 1. Try to pass measures backed by some congressional Democrats but opposed by President Barack Obama. This could include approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline and removing a tax on medical devices...
WASHINGTON (AP) — How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House? Congress' persistent gridlock is due largely, but not entirely, to the current power split in the two chambers. But...