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How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

12/11/2013 1:22am
The Associated Press-GfK poll on President Obama, Congress and the 2014 election was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Dec. 5-9. It is based on online interviews of 1,367 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.

Deficit hawk pans newly-minted budget deal on Hill

12/11/2013 5:33am
A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt.

Judge dismisses Rangel's bid to overturn censure

12/11/2013 7:44am
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Rep. Charles Rangel that had sought to overturn the 2010 House censure of the New York congressman for financial wrongdoing.

Senate panel approves Obama's pick for DHS No. 2

12/11/2013 9:32am
A Senate committee has approved President Barack Obama's pick to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department.

AP-GfK poll: Public admiration of Obama drops

12/11/2013 10:46am
Americans' perceptions of President Barack Obama are falling not only on his handling of the economy and other big issues, but also on more personal qualities such as honesty, a poll finds.

Congress raises questions about secret Iran talks

12/11/2013 12:20pm
Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding greater transparency and expressing disappointment at being left in the dark.

New estimate says budget deal raises deficit $41B

12/11/2013 12:51pm
Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.

Study: Labor violations don't stop gov't contracts

12/11/2013 1:26pm
The federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations, according to a report released Wednesday that calls for stricter measures to hold federal contractors accountable.

House votes to dig up veteran involved in homicide

12/11/2013 3:23pm
The House passed legislation Wednesday that instructs the Veterans Affairs Department to unearth the remains of an Army veteran buried with military honors last year even after police said he killed an Indianapolis woman and injured three others before taking his own life.

Budget deal offers stability to Pentagon spending

12/11/2013 7:23pm
Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.

Senator: Staffer's home searched in investigation

12/11/2013 10:03pm
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has replaced his chief of staff after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.