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Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming....

Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president....

Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism'
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - even if those policies help their businesses....

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency - his fellow Democrats in Congress....

Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks....

Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics
MIAMI (AP) -- In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination....

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says family worth between $9M and $22M
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of more than a dozen Republicans seeking the party's presidential nomination, reports that he and his family are worth between $9 million and $22 million....

Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light....

Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd....

Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest....

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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. President Barack Obama on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations clamping down on carbon dioxide emissions from existing U.S. power plants. The Obama administration first proposed the rule last year. Opponents plan to sue immediately to stop the rule's implementation. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) AP Photo/Jim Cole

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Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash

News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation

Bush, Clinton court black voters at Urban League meeting

Dozens of Clinton emails censored for security reasons

Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs

What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call

Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

Perry dials back Christian appeal in Iowa, cites job record

GOP leaders rally around Kirk after fundraiser's criticism

Sanders rallies supporters in nationwide simulcast

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