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Panel starts look at affair cover-up

Subscriber onlyA Michigan legislative committee on Tuesday held a disciplinary hearing for two conservative state lawmakers accused of misusing public resources to hide an affair, including by sending a false, sexually explicit email claiming that one of them had sex with a male prostitute. Continue reading...

2 more Senate Democrats back Iran deal

Votes of Casey, Coons leave nuke agreement 1 shy of protecting Obama’s push

Subscriber onlySupporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the agreement alive, after two senators on Tuesday announced their support for the deal. Continue reading...

Clinton emails note vulnerability

She, aides recognize need to protect sensitive material

Subscriber onlyHillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. Continue reading...

Clinton circle talks Arkansas in emails

Subscriber onlyThousands of pages of emails from 2009 and 2010 show insights into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her inner circle, including notes about Arkansas acquaintances, gossip about American politics and occasional mentions of her husband's nonprofit foundation. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyPerhaps overshadowed by the Nicki Minaj-Miley Cyrus feud, Kanye West tried to become the take-home story of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards by announcing that he will seek the nation’s highest office six years from now. Continue reading...

Clinton emails raise no red flags

Legal experts see nothing to stir criminal concerns thus far

Subscriber onlyExperts in government secrecy law said they see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Rodham Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Continue reading...

Treasurer gathers input for face on $10 bill

Subscriber onlyHarriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the names most mentioned Monday as women who should be considered for a redesigned $10 bill during a meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. Continue reading...

Cotton meets Netanyahu to discuss Iran deal

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton on Monday met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, saying the meeting reaffirmed his opposition to the agreement. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyNabih Berri, Lebanon’s Parliament speaker, vowed to hold high-level talks to try to end political gridlock that has been a target of anti-government protests since the government closed a major landfill without opening an alternative, causing garbage to pile up in Beirut, the capital. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyMichael Dukakis, the one-time Democratic presidential nominee, scoffed at a Draft Dukakis campaign on Twitter to get the former Massachusetts governor into the 2016 race, telling The Boston Globe that he and his wife "are supporting Hillary." Continue reading...

For Obama, golf, politics don't mix

He plays, leaves work at Oval Office

Subscriber onlyFor years, President Barack Obama told John Yarmuth, a congressman from Kentucky, that they needed to get together for a round of golf -- a nearly weekly activity of the president's, but one that hardly ever includes lawmakers. Continue reading...

Obama visit has Alaskans wary

Some worry he’ll issue environment directives on Arctic tour

Subscriber onlyWhen President Barack Obama visits Alaska this week, he'll be greeted by politicians eager to show off their state's vast wilderness and stirring scenery -- and skeptical of White House plans to protect those resources. Continue reading...

D.C. delegation home on break

August recess lets legislators talk, touch base around state

Subscriber onlyThe six Republicans in Arkansas' congressional delegation were in Arkansas last week continuing their August recess. Lawmakers are to return to Washington on Sept. 8. Continue reading...

'Political correctness' sets off debates

Politicians have drawn criticism over terms from ‘thug’ to ‘happy holidays’

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump's war against what he calls political correctness has helped fuel his summer surge -- and spark a fierce new debate over how far politicians can go. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyThe stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway. Continue reading...

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