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AP Top Political News At 6:05 a.m. EST

Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international negotiators might sign with Israel's archenemy....

Foreign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu's
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss....

O'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Martin O'Malley harbors any doubts about running for president against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he now has a viable alternative....

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to bridge differences with Tehran while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to criticize the pact before Congress....

US first lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a couple of years ago....

Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not - and could not - fully understand his nation's vital security concerns....

Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage....

5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several misperceptions crop up in the heated debate over Congress' impasse at providing money for the Department of Homeland Security and averting a partial shutdown at week's end....

US considers banning type of popular rifle ammunition
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun....

Airlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires....

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Homeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-ons

O'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senate

Netanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talks

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