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AP Top Political News At 1:09 p.m. EDT

Biden for president? Allies mulling Clinton challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president....

Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump, widely believed to the be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings....

Greenhouse gas: Obama to order steeper cuts for power plants
NEW YORK (AP) -- President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming....

US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit
CAIRO (AP) -- Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid the political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring....

5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers....

GOP hopefuls prep for first 2016 debate_and Donald Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates dismissed the dominance of Donald Trump in early primary polling, scrambling to position themselves days before their first debate....

Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism'
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - even if those policies help their businesses....

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency - his fellow Democrats in Congress....

Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks....

Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics
MIAMI (AP) -- In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination....

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AP election polling project wins Knight Foundation grant



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