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Christie in; GOP field swells to 14

Subscriber onlyNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie officially announced his bid for president Tuesday, entering the crowded Republican field as the 14th declared candidate. Continue reading...

Cotton: Fast-track powers to aid state

Obama’s authority unaltered, he says

Subscriber onlyFast-track authority on trade agreements will benefit Arkansas and the United States without expanding the president's power, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark, said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Obama aides aware in '09 of Clinton's private email

Subscriber onlySenior officials in President Barack Obama's administration knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, emails released Tuesday show. Continue reading...

Earned $27.7M in 7 years, Bush tax records show

33 years of returns most ever for top-job candidate, he says

Subscriber onlyRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $28 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and has paid an effective federal income tax rate of 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign Tuesday. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyLuka Magnotta, a Canadian man sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties, joined Canadian Inmates Connect Inc., a matchmaking website for inmates seeking potential companions on the outside. Continue reading...

Obama signs 2 trade deal bills into law

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts. Continue reading...

Huckabee in GOP chorus against ruling

Subscriber onlyRepublican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told conservatives Saturday that the Supreme Court sought to "unwrite the laws of nature and the laws of nature's God" when it legalized gay marriage across the nation. Continue reading...

O'Malley: Iraq War begot Islamic State

‘Rush’ costly, Democratic hopeful says

Subscriber onlyDemocratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Friday that the rise of the Islamic State extremist group was an unintended consequence of a "mindless rush to war" in Iraq and that the U.S. must avoid "mission creep" there now. Continue reading...

Justices sustain health law

Obama: It now can’t go away

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Supreme Court upheld a core component of President Barack Obama's health care law, backing tax credits used by millions of Americans to buy insurance. Continue reading...

GOP lawmakers vow to keep up fight

Boehner: No strategy decision yet

Subscriber onlyCongressional Republicans acknowledged Thursday that their options are limited in replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, though they vowed the Supreme Court decision upholding the federal subsidies that are the backbone of the law is not the end of their fight. Continue reading...

Huckabee to open Iowa headquarters

Subscriber onlyFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to open his Iowa campaign headquarters with an event in a Des Moines suburb Tuesday. Continue reading...

House OKs worker aid as part of trade package

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. House of Representatives passed a $450 million worker-assistance measure Thursday that Democrats earlier helped defeat, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature as part of a package of trade legislation. Continue reading...

Inept 2 at IRS said to wipe data

Subscriber onlyInvestigators are blaming two IRS workers at a computer center in West Virginia for erasing thousands of emails and impeding congressional investigations into the tax agency's treatment of conservative political groups. Continue reading...

Kansas ban on abortion procedure blocked

Subscriber onlyA judge on Thursday blocked Kansas' ban on an abortion procedure that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus, concluding that the law would likely present too big of an obstacle for women seeking to end pregnancies. Continue reading...

Presidential hopefuls hold to party line on ruling

Subscriber onlyStatements from candidates who hope to succeed President Barack Obama make clear that the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the president's health care law will not end the debate nor efforts to replace it. Continue reading...

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