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Democrats get Obama pep talk, face long odds

House Democrats are heading home from their annual issues retreat energized by a pep talk by President Barack Obama but facing steep odds of reclaiming the majority that delivered Obama his... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever... Read more »

Aug. 27, 2015

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Obama health care law survives second Supreme Court fight

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The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Rick Santorum launching second White House run

Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said. Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Super PACs rise in influence in 2016 campaign

When Hillary Rodham Clinton takes the stage at fundraisers thrown by a group that wants to elect her president, she's not presented as a White House candidate. She's a "special guest." Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Hillary Clinton pushes immigration overhaul to campaign forefront

Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving immigration a prominent role in her 2016 presidential campaign, reassuring skeptics and seeking to cast Republican presidential candidates as obstacles to... Read more »

May 6, 2015

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GOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids

Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, both longshots who nevertheless have the... Read more »

May 4, 2015

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Five takeaways from GOP hopefuls' New Hampshire happening

Republican presidential candidates and hopefuls were in New Hampshire this weekend for a party conference, the first gathering of its kind this year in the first-in-the-nation primary state. Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Rand Paul starts WH campaign with visit to New Hampshire

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is set to spend his first full day as a presidential candidate meeting with voters in New Hampshire. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Democrats blast Rudy Giuliani for questioning Obama's love of US

Democrats on Thursday assailed former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for questioning President Barack Obama's love of country, and urged the potential field of Republican presidential candidates... Read more »

Feb. 19, 2015

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Pennsylvania senators: Pick Philly for Democratic convention

Pennsylvania's two senators are teaming up to urge the Democratic National Committee to pick Philadelphia for its 2016 convention. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2015

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Focused on winning in 2016, GOP sets plan for primary debates

As the leading GOP prospects for the White House ramp up their national outreach, Republicans unveiled plans Friday for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2015

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Republicans set 2016 presidential convention for mid-July

The Republican National Committee has finalized the dates for its next presidential nominating convention. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2015

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Hillary Clinton recruiting Obama veterans for expected 2016 campaign

As Hillary Rodham Clinton builds up her expected presidential campaign, she's recruiting veterans of President Barack Obama's two successful White House runs, signaling to supporters that she's... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2015

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Paul Ryan says he is not running for president in 2016

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan announced Monday that he will not run for president in 2016, instead focusing on building his resume in Congress. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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Mitt Romney talking to supporters about 3rd White House bid

Mitt Romney and his wife reached out to former staff and supporters in key states over the weekend, making contact just hours after shocking many by signaling interest in a third run for president. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2015

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