President Obama is expected to make comments on economic sanctions the EU plans to impose on Russia for its support of rebels in Ukraine.

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Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

Senate confirms McDonald as VA Secretary

The Senate unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to head the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday.

Republicans rally to fire Harry Reid

The Republican National Committee and members of Congress gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ​to take up legislation passed by the Republican-lead House.

Israel escalates campaign against Hamas

Israel escalated its campaign against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials say shut down the strip's only power plant.

Kerry not worried about Israeli criticism

Secretary of State John Kerry shrugged off widespread criticism in Israel of his efforts to broker a cease-fire between the Israelis and Hamas, saying he “will not take a second seat to anyone” in his devotion to Israel's protection.

Obama announces expansion of sanctions on Russia

President Obama announced new sanctions on Russia that will expand to the energy, arms and finance sectors. This comes after the EU announced they are also imposing sanctions on Russia for its support of separatists in Ukraine.

Boehner hopes House passes border crisis bill before recess

Speaker Boehner says that House Republicans expect to pass a bill Thursday that would provide $659 million in emergency border security funding.

U.S. ready to impose new sanctions on Russia

As the crisis in Ukraine deepens, Sec. of State John Kerry said Tuesday the U.S. and the European Union are poised to impose new sanctions on Russia for its support of rebels.

House Republicans' tribute to Eric Cantor

The House Republican Conference saluted Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) during his last week as majority leader. Cantor lost his primary in June.

Campaign 2014: Natalie Tennant 'Message'

West Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant is doing everything she can to make clear she and Obama aren't too friendly in her first ad.

A carnival against Obamacare

The anti-Obamacare “care”nival features acrobats, tests of strength and an 8-foot-tall Uncle Sam.

Boehner: ‘No plans to impeach the president’

House Speaker John Boehner is ruling out impeachment of President Obama, saying Democrats started impeachment talk to rally their base before November elections.

Massive blasts from airstrikes in Gaza

In the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of fighting, Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City early Tuesday.

Gun group's new ad links guns, domestic violence

Everytown for Gun Safety released a new ad on Tuesday, spotlighting the role of guns in domestic violence and the need for the reform of federal firearm laws.

Witness list released in McDonnell corruption trial

A manicurist and a model are just two of the witnesses that may be called to testify in the federal corruption trial of former Va. governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, which commenced on Monday. The Washington Post's Matt Zapotosky reports from Richmond on some of the standout witnesses on the list released by prosecutors and defense attorneys.

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