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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. spy Cuba is releasing is one of the most important intelligence agents the U.S. has ever had in Cuba.
In a crowded aircraft hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, President Obama told thousands of military service members Monday that they "are the backbone of the greatest nation on Earth," and thanked them for their "selfless character."
They like Hillary in 2016. But they want her to fight for it first. A national poll from Monmouth University released Monday finds that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the top choice of Democrats as the party's next presidential nominee, though a substantial number also think she should be challenged in a primary.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is offering U.S. assistance to Australia after the Sydney hostage crisis.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Gov. George Pataki says he is "very seriously" considering a run for the White House.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party's next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but declaring his candidacy for president more than a year before the first primaries.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a conservative with a maverick streak and a folksy manner, said Tuesday that he is thinking about seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Congress that began with bright hopes for immigration legislation is ending in bitter divisions on the issue even as some Republicans warn that the political imperative for acting is stronger than ever for the GOP.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's suddenly become crystal clear that Jeb Bush has his eye on the presidency.
The Big Tent: Hillary is far and away the top choice of Democrats for the 2016 nomination, according to a Monmouth (N.J.) University poll Monday. The poll also says 48 percent of Democrats would like a contested primary, including some who support the former first lady.
WASHINGTON - In the six weeks since their repudiation in the midterms, Democrats have seen the opening of fissures within their once-disciplined ranks, marking the start of an internal struggle between now and the 2016 election over the ideological identity and tactical direction of the party.
The Republican field for the 2016 presidential nomination is large and unsettled, finds a Monmouth (N.J.) University survey released Tuesday.
CapitolInq: President Obama will visit South Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Monday, the White House said today.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the U.S. spy Cuba is releasing is one of the most important intelligence agents the U.S. has ever had in Cuba.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.
CapitolInq: U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), whose parents immigrated from Cuba and who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a blistering critique Tuesday of the Obama administration’s decision to release Cuban spies as the Castro regime freed American Alan Gross from imprisonment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is offering U.S. assistance to Australia after the Sydney hostage crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a conservative with a maverick streak and a folksy manner, said Tuesday that he is thinking about seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Gov. George Pataki says he is "very seriously" considering a run for the White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The smell of latkes - fresh potato pancakes - wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With little fanfare to mark a rare bipartisan achievement, President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a massive, $1.1 trillion spending bill that keeps the government operating over the next nine months.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she's proud to have been part of an administration that worked to ban brutal interrogations and says the U.S. should never condone or practice torture anywhere in the world.
WASHINGTON (AP) - He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Congress that began with bright hopes for immigration legislation is ending in bitter divisions on the issue even as some Republicans warn that the political imperative for acting is stronger than ever for the GOP.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party's next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but declaring his candidacy for president more than a year before the first primaries.
They like Hillary in 2016. But they want her to fight for it first. A national poll from Monmouth University released Monday finds that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the top choice of Democrats as the party's next presidential nominee, though a substantial number also think she should be challenged in a primary.
In a crowded aircraft hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, President Obama told thousands of military service members Monday that they "are the backbone of the greatest nation on Earth," and thanked them for their "selfless character."
WASHINGTON (AP) - He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.