Monday, March 2, 2015

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016.
The Philadelphia Republican party's leaders are wise to recruit young candidates, but the party itself faces an existential crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court this week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. If successful, the lawsuit would cripple Obama's prized domestic achievement, a program that has brought the U.S. as close as it has ever come to universal health care. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote in favor. An explanation of the legal case:
WASHINGTON (AP) - For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.
GENEVA (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of select details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department possible at week's end, Speaker John Boehner says the House wants to enter talks with the Senate on a final bill funding the agency. Senate Democrats are not interested in joining those talks.
Days after Bill Green defied Gov. Wolf by voting to approve new charter schools, the governor has stripped Green of his chairmanship of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.
HARRISBURG - The details have been kept under lock and key, but when Gov. Wolf unveils his first budget early this week, all signs point to its being big, bold - and highly controversial.
Gov. Christie's proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 assumes hundreds of millions of dollars in savings achieved through the expansion of Medicaid under President Obama's health-care law.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker has found a signature issue. The New Jersey Democrat has become one of the most vocal and visible advocates for reforming the way the criminal justice system hands out sentences and treats people after they leave prison.
Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a surprising show of strength.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond.
Gov. Wolf said Friday that he wants to help 5,500 more Pennsylvania seniors get caregiving services in their own homes rather than in nursing homes, and promised to make the approval process for home health care much faster.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker once envisioned a world where the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally could embark on a path to citizenship.
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law.
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Some Republicans meeting conservatives in Washington and Palm Beach, Florida, in the past few days have spoken openly about possible presidential campaigns. Not Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics.
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) - Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has bid farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder one more time.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Friday that Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for "Live long and prosper" famous around the world, achieved that goal during his 83 years on planet Earth.
WASHINGTON (AP) - This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen.