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Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they're really in charge....

Annoyance arises from gov't error on health care tax forms
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law....

Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics....

Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran - a less provocative, closed-door session....

Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security will operate in the event of a midnight shutdown....

Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov....

US, Cuba cite progress on restoring diplomatic ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Cuba claimed progress Friday toward ending a half-century diplomatic freeze, suggesting they could clear some of the biggest obstacles to their new relationship within weeks....

Cruz tells anti-tax group 'No' to Common Core in schools
PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas told an influential anti-tax group Friday that he opposes Common Core education standards, a day after potential GOP presidential rival Jeb Bush endorsed the program....

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....

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....

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Obama signs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security funded

Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure

Administration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown

Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power

Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

Democrats: We must better explain what it means to be a Dem

New Oregon governor will continue death penalty moratorium

APNewsBreak: Outgoing Gov. John Kitzhaber commutes sentence


 

 

 



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