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Obama to set stricter limits on emissions

Some states say they won’t comply; opponents to sue

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming. Continue reading...

U.S., Egypt reopen talks on security, 1st since '09

Subscriber onlyDespite persistent human-rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyPresident Hassan Rouhani of Iran said in an interview on state television that the nuclear pact signed last month is a "great achievement" and that Tehran will begin implementing the deal's terms by next month. Continue reading...

Texas GOP silent after state’s attorney general indicted

Subscriber onlyA day after news broke that a grand jury indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges, Republicans weren’t rushing to Paxton’s defense. Continue reading...

GOP field prepares for 1st group debate

Subscriber onlyRepublican presidential candidates on Sunday dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling as they worked to position themselves days before their first debate. Continue reading...

Big donations rolling in fast for 2016 race

$1M gifts fuel super PACs as campaigns take in $380M

Subscriber onlyNearly 60 donors have given at least $1 million to independent political committees supporting Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls, accounting for about one-third of the more than $380 million brought in so far for the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading...

State on sidelines in fray over fetal-tissue program

Subscriber onlyPlanned Parenthood facilities in Arkansas do not participate in the fetal-tissue program that has drawn national attention in recent weeks, a spokesman for the organization said. Continue reading...

Many in Congress look to pump up cash flow using oil reserve

Subscriber onlyIn its quest to spend more without raising taxes, Congress has found a new piggy bank. It's buried deep underground, protected by armed guards and filled with a valuable commodity worth billions of dollars. It's not a gold vault -- it's the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the country's emergency stockpile of crude oil. Continue reading...

Super PACs spend big on campaign perks

Subscriber onlyActing as shadow campaigns, the political committees backing the major presidential candidates supported them with tens of millions of dollars in chartered planes, luxury hotel suites, opposition research, high-priced lawyers and more, spending reports showed Friday. Continue reading...

More Clinton emails public; some censored

Security cited in redactions

Subscriber onlyDozens of emails that traversed Hillary Rodham Clinton's private, unsecured home server contain national security information now deemed too sensitive to make public, according to the latest batch of records released Friday. Continue reading...

Gifts from 2 fuel Huckabee run

PAC donations of Arkansan, Missourian add up to $3.5M

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas businessman and a Missouri theme park co-owner are the two largest contributors to a political action committee promoting the presidential campaign of Republican Mike Huckabee. Continue reading...

Cuba embargo an 'albatross,' so end it, says Clinton

Subscriber onlyFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called on Friday for lifting the embargo on Cuba, saying closer relations with the island nation will bring about change and new freedoms. Continue reading...

Report shows Clintons paid $43.9M in taxes from '07-'14

Subscriber onlyHillary and Bill Clinton paid $43.9 million in federal taxes from 2007 through 2014 on adjusted gross income totaling $139,097,232, according to tax returns released by the former secretary of state's presidential campaign Friday. Continue reading...

Clinton email disclosure slowed by security concerns

The State Department is releasing fewer than expected of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails. Continue reading...

Senators OK road-fund fix

2nd approved highway bill revives Export-Import Bank

Subscriber onlyThe Senate passed the 34th stopgap highway funding bill in the past six years to fund roads, bridges and mass transit for three months so Congress can negotiate later over a long-term plan. Continue reading...

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