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Army to send headquarters group to Kandahar in first sign of revision to Afghan withdrawal plan

In the first official sign that the Pentagon plans to keep a U.S. military presence in southern Afghanistan after this year, the Army is sending the 7th Infantry Division headquarters from Joint Base Lewis-McChord on a year-long deployment to Kandahar...

Rejection of NSA whistleblower’s retaliation claim draws criticism

Thomas Drake became a symbol of the dangers whistleblowers face when they help journalists and Congress investigate wrongdoing at intelligence agencies...

Thomas Drake, a former senior official at the NSA, seen at his home in Glenwood, Md. on Dec. 16, 2014, cooperated with a Pentagon inspector general inquiry in 2002 into allegations of waste and mismanagement of an NSA surveillance program known as Trailblazer.

McCaskill, back from Cuba, says Obama’s opening has government there worried

The Castro regime is busy trying to tamp down sky-high expectations among Cubans eager for a closer relationship with the U.S., Sen. Claire McCaskill...

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota speaks during a press conference with fellow senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, left, and Mark Warner of Virginia in Havana, Cuba, Feb. 17, 2015. The delegation is in Cuba in support of a bill Klobuchar is sponsoring to lift the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba.

Obama to announce retirement account change

President Barack Obama will head to the AARP Monday afternoon to announce a change in policies affecting retirement accounts -- part of a series of...

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a event to promote a new health care program by approving $215 million for a Precision Medicine Initiative designed to help doctors tailor treatments to the individual characteristics of their patients in the East Room of the White House Jan. 30, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Internal report: Democrats have lost their way

Democrats have become a confused political party with a muddled message and an inability to turn out enough of its loyal voters, a party task force...

President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee winter meeting in Washington, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Taunting Republicans, the president said it's "not an accident" that the economy is improving on his watch and that Republicans' "doom and gloom" predictions haven't come true.

Russian news report: Putin approved Ukraine invasion before Kiev government collapsed

A Russian newspaper claims to have an official government strategy document outlining the invasion of Ukraine that was prepared weeks before the ...

A boy looks at a bullet casing that he has found in a Russia-made trophy APC seized by the Ukrainian troops in Ukraine's east at an open-air exhibition in front of the golden-domed St Michael Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Russian-made military trophies seized or destroyed by the Ukrainian troops were exhibited in the Ukrainian capital as an evidence of Russia's military presence in Ukraine's east, the fact that Russia have still denied, Ukrainian officials said. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

DNC chair tears apart GOP’s ‘16 field, one by one

Jeb Bush is “heir to George Bush’s economic record and Mitt Romney’s corporate record.” Chris Christie’s leadership...

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

Judge blocks Obama’s detention of Central American asylum-seekers

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked an Obama administration policy to detain Central American mothers and children who say they are fleeing violence in their home countries.

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