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No. 3 House Republican: No assurance to Democrats for support for Homeland Security vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a new deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown and no clear sign that a deal is close at hand....

Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present with Selma visit, response to Ferguson
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present....

Kerry seeks benefit of doubt on Iran nuclear talks; Netanyahu readies for congressional speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal....

Supreme Court case could upend efforts to take partisan politics out of electoral map drawing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politics play an even bigger role in the drawing of congressional district boundaries....

Signs of dysfunction in Congress go well beyond struggle to keep single Cabinet agency running
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption....

Divide over Iran's nuclear ambitions puts Obama, Netanyahu on collision course years in 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, with Scott Walker coming in a close second
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual presidential preference straw poll....

La. Gov. Bobby Jindal says GOP leaders in Congress fear repealing Obama's health care 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....

Democrats, and some Republicans, see political blunder in GOP's Homeland Security strategy
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....

No. 3 House Republican: No assurance to Democrats for support for Homeland Security vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a new deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown and no clear sign that a deal is close at hand....

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