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Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies....

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, Scott Walker close second
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll....

Jindal: GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing health law
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law....

Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond....

GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge....

Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season....

Christie to Calif. Republicans: No rush to pick 2016 nominee
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told California Republicans on Saturday that the party should not rush to choose a 2016 presidential nominee because of pressure from pollsters, pundits and GOP donors....

Pence: 'Dramatically increase' defense spending
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said on Friday that America will not be safe unless its leaders dramatically increase defense spending....

O'Malley points to financial regulation as a campaign issue
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering entering the Democratic presidential race, said Saturday that financial regulation needs to be at the forefront of the 2016 campaign and suggested big banks need to be broken up if they might harm the nation....

Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press....

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FILE - In this May 18, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For six years, Obama and Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iranís nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies. The coming weeks will put the relationship between their countries, which otherwise remain stalwart allies, to one of its toughest tests. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

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