Politics

  1. Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri
    Michael Walsh

    Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri

  2. Cops around the country give away money with Secret Santa project
    Caitlin Dickson

    Cops around the country give away money with Secret Santa project

  3. O’Reilly: New York Mayor de Blasio ‘should resign’
    Dylan Stableford

    O’Reilly: New York Mayor de Blasio ‘should resign’

  4. How the U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy impregnate his wife
    Caitlin Dickson

    How the U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy impregnate his wife

  5. Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev wants 'supporters’ moved away from courthouse
    Holly Bailey

    Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev wants 'supporters’ moved away from courthouse

  6. Juan Williams' son on why he became a Republican
    Jon Ward

    Juan Williams' son on why he became a Republican

  7. NYT to Obama: Appoint prosecutor to investigate Cheney for torture
    Dylan Stableford

    NYT to Obama: Appoint prosecutor to investigate Cheney for torture

  8. NYPD chief doesn't support officers turning their backs on mayor
    Dylan Stableford

    NYPD chief doesn't support officers turning their backs on mayor

  9. Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings
    Dylan Stableford

    Obama, de Blasio blasted over NYPD cop slayings

  10. How President Obama unwinds
    Olivier Knox

    How President Obama unwinds

  • Former President Bush, 90, remains in Houston hospital: spokesman

    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 90, remained hospitalized near his home in Houston on Wednesday as a precaution after experiencing shortness of breath, a spokesman for the 41st president said. "President Bush had a good day and his prognosis remains positive,"…

    Reuters
  • As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow

    By Warren Strobel and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the Baghdad government, a senior U.S. official said. How…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Representative Grimm says will not resign after pleading guilty to tax fraud

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York said he would not resign from Congress following his guilty plea on Tuesday to a federal felony tax charge. "As long as I'm able to serve, I'm going to," said Grimm, who noted he easily won a third term in November…

    Reuters
  • Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri

    Violent protests broke out at a Mobil gas station in Berkeley, Mo., where an officer fatally shot an armed man who pointed a handgun at him, police said. Four people were arrested for assaulting police officers and at least two officers were treated for injuries.

    Yahoo News
  • Cops around the country give away money with Secret Santa project

    Law enforcement officers across the country are handing out $100 bills thanks to generous donors inspired by a viral Secret Santa project.

    Yahoo News
  • O’Reilly: New York Mayor de Blasio ‘should resign’

    The New York City mayor is an “incompetent pinhead" who has lost control of the NYPD, the Fox News host says.

    Yahoo News
  • How the U.S. helped imprisoned Cuban spy impregnate his wife

    Gerardo Hernandez, one of three Cuban spies released from federal prison last week, returned home before the birth of his child. U.S. officials helped orchestrate his wife's artificial insemination while Hernandez was still behind bars.

    Yahoo News
  • NYC Police Threatened 40 Times Since 2 Cops Killed

    There have been 40 separate threats against New York City police since two officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn Saturday, the NYPD said today.Half of those threats have been deemed not credible. The rest are still under investigation. There have been four arrests in the four days since the…

    ABC News
  • Here's What the Internet Looks Like in North Korea

    When the Internet in North Korea crashed this week for nearly 10 hours, it's unlikely that many of the reclusive nation's millions of residents noticed.That's because so few North Koreans have access to the Internet, and when they do, they see a very different online world than what most other…

    ABC News
  • Obama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For six years, Sam Kass cooked up policy as well as meals for President Barack Obama and his family. He was not only their personal chef but also senior adviser for nutrition policy, giving him a seat at the table where administration officials hashed out everything from updated…

    Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2014. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day.

    Associated Press
  • Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to an outbreak of the deadly bacteria.

    Associated Press
  • Obama tees off in Hawaii with Malaysian leader

    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you're President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, you round up a few aides and make common cause on the golf course.

    Associated Press
  • Federal politics findings you may have missed

    Were you paying attention? Here are some of the major money in politics stories the Center helped bring to light in 2014.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Good news on health care in 2014, but we're still spending too much

    Commentary: fewer uninsured, but debt, mental health coverage and dental care are on the agenda for 2015.

    Center for Public Integrity
  • 'I Can't Breathe' now a federal super PAC

    A New York activist wants to honor Eric Garner, who died in police custody, though a new political committee.

    Center for Public Integrity