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AP Top Political News At 9:45 a.m. EDT

Ohio voters' measured view of 2016 race as wild summer fades
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- It's been a tumultuous political summer....

What to watch for in the Republican 2016 race this fall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a chaotic summer for the unruly pack of 17 major Republican presidential contenders....

Congress returns to weighty list of unfinished business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress returns on Tuesday with a critical need for a characteristic rarely evident through a contentious spring and summer - cooperation between Republicans and President Barack Obama....

Congress returns to a fall full of deadlines
Congress returns from its August recess Tuesday with a hefty list of unfinished business. Lawmakers have just 10 legislative days in September to ensure that the government stays open....

In a setback for Obama, Democratic senator opposes Iran deal
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 when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition....

Biden's wife may share his misgivings about another race
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 says she didn't 'stop and think' about email setup
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says 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....

Michigan lawmakers weigh discipline for pair in sex scandal
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Two freshmen tea party lawmakers who set out to shake up Michigan's Capitol succeeded in a way no one could have imagined....

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