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  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    WASHINGTON – It flew through the Republican-run House in 2012, and a year later 79 of the Democratic-led Senate’s 100 members embraced it. With Republ ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Romney’s exit unleashes race for donors among 2016 hopefuls

    DES MOINES, Iowa– Mitt Romney’s exit from the presidential campaign has unleashed a frenzy of fresh fundraising and set off a new race for the backing ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress

    WASHINGTON – After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that ne ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:37 pm
  • U.S. mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 Census

    DETROIT – The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Cen ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

    WASHINGTON – Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016

    WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next ge ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Obama to seek to increase spending limits by $74 billion

    WASHINGTON – Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Barack Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, and asked Congress t ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

    WASHINGTON – A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, un ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    JUNEAU, Alaska – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a p ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • U.S., Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers

    HAVANA – After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the firs ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s ho ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • After stumble, GOP pushes different abortion bill

    WASHINGTON – With thousands of abortion foes massing blocks away for their annual protest march, Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage T ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Lew slams door on efforts to lower top individual tax rate

    WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew dismissed efforts in Congress to overhaul the nation's tax laws by lowering the top income tax rate paid by ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 9:22 pm
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