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There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy.
Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President Obama's policies created the Islamic State.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on his promises of pre-emptive strikes to prevent what he says are certain future attacks on American soil.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.
Former New York Governor George Pataki indicated on Wednesday that he would announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination next week in New Hampshire.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - The Clinton Foundation said Thursday that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton have raised at least $12 million to support the family's philanthropy since 2002 by delivering paid speeches to an assortment of corporations, universities and foreign entities.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has a personal stake in making sure that a nuclear agreement with Iran delivers on its promise.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - "Arrogant" and "cynical" - that's what Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called President Barack Obama last fall after the president issued an executive order addressing the hot-button social issue of illegal immigration.
Politics has a well-known revolving door, with candidates often rehiring consultants, strategists and vendors as they move from one campaign to the next. But for Republican presidential contender Carly Fiorina, that might not be so easy.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The people running Iowa's Republican presidential straw poll want less money and glitz involved as they try to take this summer's event back to basics. But now they are facing a different kind of downsizing - fewer candidates.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - After weeks of determinedly avoiding the media altogether, Hillary Rodham Clinton was finally drawn into an exchange with journalists Tuesday, briefly answering questions about donations to her family foundation, her e-mails while secretary of state, the millions she earned giving speeches, and the Iraq war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a story May 19 about expenses for former presidents, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former President George H.W. Bush left office in 1989. He took office that year and left office in 1993.
There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy.
Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President Obama's policies created the Islamic State.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Rick Santorum says he will announce his 2016 presidential intentions May 27 at a Pennsylvania factory.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on his promises of pre-emptive strikes to prevent what he says are certain future attacks on American soil.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Only a few days after saying he wouldn't "go out of my way" to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W. Bush's record on the federal budget.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - The Clinton Foundation said Thursday that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton have raised at least $12 million to support the family's philanthropy since 2002 by delivering paid speeches to an assortment of corporations, universities and foreign entities.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has a personal stake in making sure that a nuclear agreement with Iran delivers on its promise.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya from a longtime friend who was previously barred by the White House from working for her as a government employee, according to emails received on her personal account.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the Patriot Act, calling the post-Sept. 11 law government intrusion on Americans' privacy.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African-Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform.
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's little doubt Richard Nixon was up to dirty tricks before his presidency ever began.
Former New York Governor George Pataki indicated on Wednesday that he would announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination next week in New Hampshire.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Only a few days after saying he wouldn't "go out of my way" to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W. Bush's record on the federal budget.