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Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition....

Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign....

Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009....

Obama says US, Saudis want functioning government in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear deal, a source of lingering tension in the U.S.-Saudi relationship....

Republican Huckabee to visit jailed Kentucky clerk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to visit a Kentucky jail next week to meet with a county clerk imprisoned because she ignored repeated court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples....

Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key issue for Puerto Rican voters whose influence is growing in U.S. politics....

Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband....

From eggs to trees, USDA promotional programs controversial
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The slogans are familiar: "The Incredible Edible Egg," `'Pork: The Other White Meat," and "Got Milk?"...

Trump says Iran deal struck by 'totally incompetent people'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if elected he would work to improve the "horrible" international agreement with Iran to rein in that country's nuclear arms program....

Expensive ad space almost sold out for debate
NEW YORK (AP) -- Get in your bids fast. CNN said Friday that only one commercial slot is still available for its coverage of the Sept. 16 debate between top Republican presidential contenders, and it's expected to draw top dollar....

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President Barack Obama, right, meets with King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office of the White House, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Washington. The meeting comes as Saudi Arabia seeks assurances from the U.S. that the Iran nuclear deal comes with the necessary resources to help check Iranís regional ambitions. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms

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