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Sens. Warren, Brown counter Obama on trade
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two of the Democratic Party's most vocal opponents of strengthening President Barack Obama's hand in trade deals are taking issue with his recent criticism and are calling on him to make public the draft text of a still incomplete deal with 11 other Pacific rim nations....

The Latest on GOP's 2016 hopefuls: Not a Clinton pile-on
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Absent Clinton, South Carolina Democrats welcome liberals
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Call it the Clinton conundrum....

US unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails....

Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices....

As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests....

Details of fundraising by rebellious House Republicans
Of the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years ago....

Chokehold case questions follow NY congressional candidate
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer....

History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States....

Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lester Tenney endured three years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but he has made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress on Wednesday, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end, something rankles Tenney about Japan's attitude toward its past....

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Absent Clinton, South Carolina Democrats welcome liberals

Hillary Clinton plans campaign trip to Nevada

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's wife leaves Wall Street job

Presidential contender Marco Rubio seeks support in Iowa

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Clinton to hold campaign fundraisers in California in May

House Benghazi panel calls Clinton to testify

2016 presidential candidates are serial name-droppers

Clinton's infant granddaughter a touchstone in 2016 campaign

For Clinton campaign, all in the family - not so much Bill