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  • Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker

    WASHINGTON – In a stunning move, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday withdrew his candidacy for speaker of the U.S. House.
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Hillary Clinton server hack attempts came from China, Korea, Germany

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, containing an electronic inventory of some 55,000 pages of emails from her stint as secret ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • Ben Carson defends his comment on mass shootings

    NEWARK, N.J. – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his comments that he would try to overwhelm a shooter and "would not just sta ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • Kevin McCarthy's pledge to conservatives: 'I'm not John Boehner'

    WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is making a promise to conservative Republican lawmakers — "I'm not John Boehner" — as he seeks thei ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • As Clinton campaigns, complications with her old boss President Obama arise

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton's idea of a no-fly zone in Syria "half-baked."
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • U.S. government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures o ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • Leaders who follow: What presidential candidates' Twitter lists reveal

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Te ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: Benghazi committee exploiting Americans' deaths

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling i ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Ted Cruz says allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. is 'crazy'

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz says the Obama administration's plan to accept about 10,000 Syrian refugees is "nothing ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Hillary Clinton pushing new gun controls after Oregon shooting

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled new gun control measures Monday aimed at strengthening back ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Abortion, birth control, race top Supreme Court’s agenda

    WASHINGTON – Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a pre ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Hillary Clinton pledges to fight NRA on gun rights after shooting

    DAVIE, Fla. – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will fight for stricter gun controls following this week's deadly mass ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • AP sources: Education Secretary Arne Duncan stepping down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step do ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • AP Sources: EPA tightening limits on smog-causing ozone

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has set a new national ozone standard, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and resp ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:42 pm
  • AP fact check: Math in Donald Trump's tax plan doesn't always add up

    WASHINGTON – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump touts his tax overhaul plan as a boon for middle-income Americans, but it would also be ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 12:03 pm
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