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Homeland Security fight goes into crunch time

Senate Democrats will mount their fourth filibuster on the bill Monday afternoon.<p>Late Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will force the fourth vote in three weeks on a bill to fund the massive agency that protects Americans from terrorists, floods and incursions across the …

What if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare?

Governors in Washington this week had no answers for a decision that could affect millions.<p>The Supreme Court this June could cut off millions of Americans from affordable Obamacare coverage. The response from the nation’s governors gathering in Washington this week was an assortment of …

Net neutrality: A lobbying bonanza

The debate over to how to protect an open Internet has been a prime opportunity for K Street.<p>Whether you view net neutrality rules as a government takeover of the Internet or the only way to save the Web from corporate meddling, one thing is certain: The issue has been a boon to Washington …

Doctors say data fees are blocking health reform

The fees are thwarting the goals of a push to digitize health records.<p>As they move to exchange patient information with hospitals and other health care partners, doctors are suffering sticker shock: The vendors of the health care software want thousands of dollars to unlock the data so they can be …

Obama's war push faces rift with left

Democrats say they won’t support a war authorization against ISIL if Obama agrees to Republican demands to expand his power.<p>Before he can get Congress’ approval for his war against ISIL, President Barack Obama may have to win an ugly battle with his own party.<p>A wide range of House and Senate …

Egypt minister 'recorded discussing protest crackdown'

An audio recording obtained by Al Jazeera appears to reveal Egypt's interior minister discussing how the government can crack down on protesters across the country, using everything from water cannon to live rounds.<p>Mohamed Ibrahim is heard presiding over a meeting of Egypt's Central Security Force …

Measles Outbreak in U.S. Tops 150 Cases

The number of measles cases in the U.S. has reached 154, according to new numbers released Monday.<p>Between Jan. 1 to Feb. 20, more than 150 cases in …

Homeland security cash stand-off over US migrant policy

<b>President Barack Obama and Congress are at loggerheads over homeland security's $40bn (£26bn) budget, with time running out to secure a deal.</b><p>Republicans, who control Congress, are seeking to remove funding for Mr Obama's attempt to save undocumented immigrants from deportation.<p>The department of …

Ukraine Says It Can't Withdraw Weapons, Citing Attacks During Truce

Noting deadly attacks by Russian-backed separatists who have renewed a push near the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine says it can't withdraw heavy weapons from the front lines, as required by a week-old cease-fire.<p>"Ukraine's military says two government soldiers were killed and about 10 …

France seizes passports of 'six Syria-bound fighters'

France has seized the passports of six people for allegedly planning to leave the country to join armed groups in Syria, the first such bans since a sweeping anti-terrorism law was passed last year.<p>Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday that about 40 others will also face travel bans in …