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  • Defiant Carson: Questions about West Point story are unfair

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – A defiant Ben Carson on Friday rejected the idea his past descriptions of receiving a scholarship offer to attend West Poin ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Obama quashes Keystone XL in bid to boost climate leverage

    WASHINGTON – Ending a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have un ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Hillary Clinton wants to make gun control a voting issue

    CORALVILLE, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton says she wants to make gun control an issue voters think about when they cast ballots on Election Day.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Congress OKs bipartisan budget deal, but road ahead not easy

    WASHINGTON – Congress sent President Barack Obama a bipartisan budget accord Friday that staves off a destabilizing U.S. default, eases the threat of ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • U.S. escalates involvement in Syria amid talks on Assad future

    WASHINGTON – The United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State in Syria on Friday, pledging the first open deployment of military boots ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Rare statewide Democrat tries to hold on as Mississippi AG in Deep South

    JACKSON, Miss. (— Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is hardly out of place in Southern politics: He speaks often about his Christian faith and rai ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • McHenry County reps help elect Paul Ryan as House Speaker, vote against budget deal

    Local U.S. House members voted to elect Paul Ryan as the new House speaker, and against a two-year budget deal that rids him of a major starting-gate ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:20 am
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