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NEW YORK (AP) - For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.
WASHINGTON - The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaeda has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families.
Mary Pat Christie, wife of Gov. Christie, has left her job at the Wall Street investment firm Angelo Gordon, a move that comes as the governor considers a 2016 presidential campaign.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor against confirming Loretta Lynch, calling her unsuitable to be attorney general.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is promoting his trade policies, telling allies he is willing to pursue international commerce agreements even if they are unpopular with Democrats.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday called Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify at a public hearing next month, setting up a high-profile showdown over the Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state.
The political group, able to raise unlimited cash, would undertake some central campaign duties.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Downplaying the U.S. rift with Israel, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday staunchly defended President Barack Obama's record of supporting the Jewish state, working to allay the concerns of many American Jews who have lined up against the budding nuclear deal with Iran.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is pledging solidarity with Armenians but isn't calling what happened to them 100 years ago "genocide."
WASHINGTON (AP) - As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race - issues strikingly similar to what she's dealt with as top federal prosecutor for much of New York City and its eastern suburbs.
More than half of New Jersey voters disapprove of Gov. Christie’s job performance, an approval rating that marks an all-time low, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey is preparing to publicly endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
NEW YORK - Hillary Rodham Clinton might want to consider hiring Lower Gwynedd-based stage producer Kari Lynn Hearn as a campaign adviser. Or keep her in mind for an embassy posting.
WASHINGTON - The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaeda has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families.
Mary Pat Christie, wife of Gov. Christie, has left her job at the Wall Street investment firm Angelo Gordon, a move that comes as the governor considers a 2016 presidential campaign.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey (D), who was an early backer of Barack Obama eight years ago, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor against confirming Loretta Lynch, calling her unsuitable to be attorney general.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is promoting his trade policies, telling allies he is willing to pursue international commerce agreements even if they are unpopular with Democrats.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on Thursday called Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify at a public hearing next month, setting up a high-profile showdown over the Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email account and server while she was secretary of state.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's passionate speech Thursday appealing for expanded rights and opportunities for women in the U.S. and around the world wasn't supposed to be a campaign event. But it might as well have been.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Marco Rubio lacks the experience to be president and Jeb Bush is a brilliant man ready for the job. So said Marco Rubio.
NEW YORK (AP) - For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio strongest Republican against Democrat Hillary Clinton at this point, says Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday.
The political group, able to raise unlimited cash, would undertake some central campaign duties.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of money.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey (D), who was an early backer of Barack Obama eight years ago, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday.