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  • Yes-We-Can president faces twilight of maybes

    WASHINGTON – It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:49 pm
  • N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President B ...
    Dec. 27, 2014 - 8:50 pm
  • Scott Walker, Rick Snyder among governors building credentials for 2016

    MADISON, Wis. – One group of potential candidates for president probably won't be shuffling off to Iowa, New Hampshire or other early campaign spots i ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • Detente spawns Cuban worry on US migration rights

    HAVANA – Like tens of thousands of Cubans, Gerardo Luis wants to get to the United States and he’s suddenly worried that time may be running out.
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Can GOP shatter 'Obama coalition' in 2016?

    ATLANTA – Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Ei ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Again? Really? What if it's Bush-Clinton in 2016?

    WASHINGTON – Again? Really? There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two fami ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Immigrants build document trails to remain in US

    SAN DIEGO – Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts.The search fo ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • U.S. sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U. ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Raul Castro: Don't expect detente to change Cuban system

    HAVANA – Cuban President Raul Castro sent a blunt message to Washington Saturday as the White House works to reverse a half-century of hostility betwe ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for b ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • U.S. criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

    SPRINGFIELD – In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time f ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it mor ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba

    WASHINGTON – Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to t ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

    WASHINGTON – In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Republicans blame Cruz for year-end confirmations

    WASHINGTON – Unhappy Republicans say Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has given President Barack Obama a present this holiday season – a gift certificate good f ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:48 pm
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