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  • Rubio looks to find his opening in the 2016 Republican field

    WASHINGTON – If Marco Rubio launches his presidential campaign as expected Monday, the first-term Republican senator from Florida may have to answer t ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • In Congress, doing ‘nothing’ can mean doing something big

    WASHINGTON – Congress has been on spring break for two weeks, officially doing nothing.Could be a us ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • $3M federal grant to ease Chicago commuter rail congestion

    CHICAGO – A $3 million federal grant will help ease congestion that slows Metra commuter trains heading into Chicago’s Union Station from the south an ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Clinton: 'I'm running for president'; heads to Iowa on Tuesday

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics Sunday, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White Ho ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, Lynch

    WASHINGTON – Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page

    PANAMA CITY – President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country’s leaders in a h ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Dems, GOP propose 50-some amendments to Iran nuclear bill

    WASHINGTON – A bill calling for Congress to have a say on an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran has turned into a tug of war on Capitol Hill, with R ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Stage being set for historic Obama-Castro meeting Saturday

    PANAMA CITY – President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro moved toward a groundbreaking meeting on the sidelines of the Summit of the Ameri ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • U.S. Rep Foster says he won’t seek Senate seat in 2016

    AURORA – Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says he’s not running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.So far D ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Ready to run, Clinton to announce 2016 bid on Sunday

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign Sunday, skipping a fla ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • GOP hopefuls give NRA event an earful on Hillary Clinton

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The specter of Hillary Rodham Clinton's imminent presidential campaign dropped like a gift from the heavens at the National Rifle A ...
    April 10, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Energy Department to spend $200 million on new supercomputer

    CHICAGO– The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday that it will give Argonne National Laboratory $200 million to make the Chicago-area home to ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Rand Paul struggles to get campaign started smoothly

    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Sen. Rand Paul’s first days as a presidential candidate have not gone as planned.
    April 10, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Historic encounter with Cuba’s Castro awaits Obama in Panama

    PANAMA CITY – Turning the page on a half-century of hostility, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of ...
    April 10, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists – an ...
    April 9, 2015 - 2:30 am
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