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CHICAGO (AP) - A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) - One declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that “in America we now have more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth.”...
NEW YORK (AP) - Senior advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton say the Democratic candidate for president will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect to cost over $1 billion.
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.
Rick Santorum and Joe Paterno are back in the news because, well, some merry-go-rounds never stop.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.
Gov. Christie continued to advocate for government intelligence gathering Wednesday, arguing criticism of the efforts reflected complacency since Sept. 11.
CABOT, Pa. (AP) - Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence - and focus on social issues - in a changing Republican Party.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Lindsey Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he's retiring from the Air Force Reserve.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government's ability to search Americans' phone records.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP's health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is defending U.S. efforts to cooperate with Russia on Iran and other issues at the same time Obama administration is trying to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine.
Martin O'Malley, former Maryland governor and mayor of Balmer and current Celtic rock musician, plays 'Hail to the Chief' in advance of his Saturday event.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they'll take the invitation and run with it.
NEW YORK (AP) - Senior advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton say the Democratic candidate for president will end weeks of smaller campaign events with a splashy rally designed to kick off a run for the White House that aides expect to cost over $1 billion.
NEW YORK (AP) - One declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourists and shoppers idled outside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Thursday, while the setting of the reality show "Pawn Stars" hosted an even odder spectacle: the 2016 Republican presidential campaign.
Clinton grabs attention from The Washington Post for "significant factual error" in speech about Republicans and equal pay for women.
CHICAGO (AP) - A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.
NEW YORK - Gov. Christie attacked President Obama over nuclear negotiations with Iran and what he cast as a weakened relationship with Israel in a speech Thursday before a crowd that included prominent Jewish guests and donors.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that “in America we now have more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth.”...
EXETER, N.H. (AP) - George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation.
Rick Santorum and Joe Paterno are back in the news because, well, some merry-go-rounds never stop.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.
Gov. Christie continued to advocate for government intelligence gathering Wednesday, arguing criticism of the efforts reflected complacency since Sept. 11.
CABOT, Pa. (AP) - Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence - and focus on social issues - in a changing Republican Party.
Martin O'Malley, former Maryland governor and mayor of Balmer and current Celtic rock musician, plays 'Hail to the Chief' in advance of his Saturday event.