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  • GOP Rep. Steve King asks how non-whites gave to civilization

    CLEVELAND – Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, one of the most conservative members of Congress and a harsh critic of immigration, has questioned t ...
    July 19, 2016 - 11:59 am
  • President Obama writes an open letter to police officers

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the nation will get through the recent killings of police officers with the "love and empathy of public serva ...
    July 19, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • AP: Confidential text will allow Iran to expand its nuclear program

    VIENNA – Key restrictions on Iran's nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accor ...
    July 18, 2016 - 3:15 pm
  • Donald Trump opening GOP convention with call for law and order

    CLEVELAND – Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop ...
    July 18, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • GOP reaches for nuance on race, police after latest unrest

    ATLANTA – Some prominent Republican are grappling with how to talk about race relations after a spate of racially tinged gun violence that saw two bla ...
    July 18, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • President Obama condemns attack on Baton Rouge officers

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Sunday the attacks on public servants and the rule of law "have to stop," after a second shooting spree targe ...
    July 17, 2016 - 2:58 pm
  • Cleveland, a fractured city, an apt place for GOP convention

    CLEVELAND – Donald Trump's effort to unite a splintered Republican Party around his candidacy is about to take center stage in a city that is itself d ...
    July 17, 2016 - 8:13 am
  • In tight race, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk steps away from GOP

    CHICAGO – Sen. Mark Kirk made his second appearance in Chicago's gay Pride Parade this year. He broke ranks to support Democrat-backed gun control mea ...
    July 16, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Secret chapter of Sept. 11 inquiry released after 13-year wait

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. on Friday released once-top secret pages from a congressional report into 9/11 that questioned whether Saudis who were in contac ...
    July 15, 2016 - 2:14 pm
  • Mike Pence's unflappability could help Donald Trump stay cool

    INDIANAPOLIS – As a conservative talk-radio host in the 1990s, Mike Pence described himself as "Rush Limbaugh on decaf."
    July 15, 2016 - 11:02 am
  • White House: Budget deficit to rise to $600 billion

    WASHINGTON – The White House on Friday predicted that the government's budget deficit for the soon-to-end fiscal year will hit $600 billion, an increa ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • It's Mike Pence: Donald Trump announces his VP choice on Twitter

    WASHINGTON – Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Repub ...
    July 15, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Quiet Ted Cruz weighs role in GOP convention revolt

    CLEVELAND – Sen. Ted Cruz is refusing to condemn a rebellion against Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention as the fiery Texas conservativ ...
    July 14, 2016 - 4:31 pm
  • AP-GfK Poll: More people think life improves under Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON – Americans have mixed feelings on which presidential candidate will do better on health care, trade, the economy, terrorism and other impo ...
    July 14, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Report shows Illinois is staring down an $8 billion deficit

    SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois' spending will outstrip what it brings in by nearly $8 billion this year, according to a government analysis obtai ...
    July 14, 2016 - 1:25 pm
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