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Winding up, Obama tosses zingers at press, political foes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he's bringing a new attitude to the final quarter of his presidency: Bucket!...

Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at 'Nerd Prom'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm Saturday as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players gathered for the national "Nerd Prom."...

GOP 2016 hopefuls talk social issues in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses....

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: Iowans see a bumper crop
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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....

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