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At gathering of GOP hopefuls, Clinton looms large

Subscriber onlyDuring a Republican gathering in the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nashua, an energized, confident bench of 19 presidential candidates and potential contenders took turns taking apart Hillary Rodham Clinton or competing with her on policy ideas. Continue reading...

AG impasse 'gone too far,' Obama scolds

Congress’ GOP told to end ‘embarrassing’ vote delay

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama on Friday hailed what he called "some outbreaks of bipartisanship and common sense in Congress" over trade, Iran and Medicare in recent days but went on to lacerate Republican senators for holding up his nominee for attorney general for months. Continue reading...

Obama's immigration step argued

Subscriber onlyFederal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield from deportation millions of people who entered the U.S. illegally. Continue reading...

Huckabee to announce 2016 plans on May 5

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced when he will announce whether he plans to launch a 2016 presidential campaign or not on May 5 in Hope, his spokesman confirmed via social media. Continue reading...

Estate-tax repeal passes in House

240-179 vote along party lines

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The House voted Thursday to repeal the 99-year-old U.S. estate tax, part of a partisan clash over whether the government should break up concentrated wealth or make it easier to pass along assets to the next generation. Continue reading...

Tennessee drops Bible-as-state-book bill

Subscriber onlyA plan to make the Bible the official state book in Tennessee derailed Thursday when the Republican-controlled Senate sent the measure back to a committee, effectively killing it this year. Continue reading...

Huckabee giving up his radio broadcast

Ex-governor sets up online pay site

Subscriber onlyFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who is weighing a 2016 bid for president, announced Wednesday that his nationally syndicated radio commentary will no longer be broadcast starting May 1. Continue reading...

Clinton Foundation to limit donors

Subscriber onlyThe board of the Clinton Foundation said Wednesday night that it will continue accepting donations from foreign governments, but only from six nations, as Hillary Rodham Clinton ramps up her presidential campaign. Continue reading...

House clears 8 bills to address IRS flaws

Subscriber onlyHouse leaders used Wednesday's tax filing deadline to pass a package of bills designed to protect taxpayers from potential abuse by the Internal Revenue Service, a response to recent scandals at the agency. Continue reading...

Schock donor sues for reimbursement

Subscriber onlyFormer U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s legal problems expanded Wednesday as a contributor sued to force the repayment of millions of campaign dollars. Continue reading...

Trade-powers accord forged

If Congress agrees, bill gives Obama fast-track authority

Subscriber onlyThe leaders of Congress' tax-writing committees reached agreement Thursday on legislation to give President Barack Obama "fast track" authority to negotiate a trade accord with 11 Pacific nations. Continue reading...

House OKs easing of lending rules

Mortgage requirements part of 2010 law aimed at banks

Subscriber onlyThe House on Tuesday overwhelmingly adopted legislation to ease some mortgage-lending requirements of a 2010 law reining in banks and Wall Street after the financial crisis. Continue reading...

Asked about emails in '12, Clinton mum

Issa sent queries on use to her, agency

Subscriber onlyHillary Rodham Clinton was directly asked by congressional investigators in 2012 whether she had used a private email account while serving as secretary of state, according to letters obtained by The New York Times. Continue reading...

Boozman, Cotton cheer Iran bill

Subscriber onlyArkansas' U.S. senators Tuesday said they support legislation ensuring Congress gets a say on negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. Continue reading...

Bill on Medicare money to doctors clears Senate

Subscriber onlyThe Senate on Tuesday evening passed and sent to President Barack Obama legislation to avert a pay cut for doctors who treat Medicare patients, just hours before reductions would start affecting physicians. Continue reading...

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