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ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:
A person pretending to be an inspector with the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been asking residents for money and demanding entry into homes, the department’s commissioner warned Tuesday. L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams said residents should ask for proper identification from anyone who claims to be an L&I inspector.
A look at some key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
CapitolInq: Congressman Pat Meehan gave a thumbs up Tuesday to Sony’s decision to release The Interview in theaters, while seeming to give the movie itself a thumbs down.
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) - What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you're President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, you round up a few aides and make common cause on the golf course.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef also is hanging it up.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - U.S. senator John McCain is in Kabul for Christmas day.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A longtime New Jersey Democratic powerbroker who helped elect the state's first black member of Congress has died. Raymond Durkin was 78.
Most state employees can thank the calendar and the governor for a last-minute holiday gift: No work Friday. The governor's Office of Administration announced Monday that nonessential employees under the governor's auspices would not have to work the day after Christmas.
News that the controversial comedy movie “The Interview” will be shown on Christmas Day is dredging up a rather complicated, and confused...
Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama is applauding Sony Pictures Entertainment's decision to screen its film "The Interview" in a limited number of theaters.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash on the just completed midterm elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Big-dollar donors helped inject hundreds of millions into the 2014 midterm federal elections. A look at some of the biggest donors of the election cycle:
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left.