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  • Christie predicts health care overhaul won't succeed

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is a "failure" and predicts it "will not succeed — it just won't." The potential 2016 presidential candidate says the leaders of both political parties, including ...

  • McAuliffe elected governor of Va. over Cuccinelli

    1 year, 1 month ago

    (AP) TYSONS CORNER, Va. — Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress. Turnout for ...

  • Federal worker: Leak about Obama's aunt not political

    1 year, 3 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — A Homeland Security Department employee has acknowledged that he disclosed to the Associated Press days before the 2008 election that President Barack Obama's aunt was living in the U.S. illegally and said he did not reveal the information ...

  • Obama, Clinton meet for lunch, sparking 2016 buzz

    1 year, 4 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — When is a lunch more than just a midday meal? When the two diners are President Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and inquiring minds want to know who, if anyone, the president will endorse in 2016. A ...

  • Rand Paul's NSA rebukes could help or hurt in 2016

    1 year, 6 months ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Of the handful of tea party-backed Republicans eyeing a 2016 presidential bid, Sen. Rand Paul is emerging as the most forceful in pushing libertarian principles, especially on anti-terrorism issues. Rather than playing it politically safe, the Kentucky freshman ...

  • Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann says she won't run for re-election

    1 year, 6 months ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a tea party favorite, announced Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House, saying her decision had nothing to do with ongoing investigations over finances related to her ...

  • County elections chief to serve on presidential panel to streamline voting

    1 year, 7 months ago

    (AP) President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he plans to appoint Clark County elections chief Larry Lomax to the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, a panel designed to improve voters’ access to the polls. Lomax, who earlier this year announced his ...

  • Bloomberg defends super PAC anti-gun ads

    1 year, 10 months ago

    (AP) CHICAGO — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waded deeper Tuesday into the Chicago-area election to replace former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., defending his super PAC's $2 million in anti-gun ads attacking a former congresswoman and candidate in the race. ...

  • Chris Christie tells ex-White House doctor to 'shut up' about his weight

    1 year, 10 months ago

    (AP) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is lashing out at a former White House doctor who said she worries about the governor dying in office because he is so heavy.Former White House physician Connie Mariano made the comment in an interview ...

  • U.S. Sen. Harry Reid vows action on incomplete bills

    1 year, 11 months ago

    (AP) The Senate Democratic leader is promising to act this year on legislation that went nowhere in the last Congress, including aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy and financial help for the U.S. Postal Service.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cited several ...

  • Ryan, Rubio plot party future as 2016 talk starts

    2 years ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio, two potential 2016 presidential candidates, laid out policy prescriptions for their Republican Party on Tuesday night, nudging a party still reeling from Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama to reach out to ...

  • Obama wins Florida, topping Romney in final tally

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — President Barack Obama was declared the winner of Florida's 29 electoral votes Saturday, ending a four-day count with a razor-thin margin that narrowly avoided an automatic recount that would have brought back memories of 2000. No ...

  • Democrats maintain control of Senate; Reid: 'Time to put politics aside'

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON — Democrats won a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut to maintain the control they've held since 2007. With a ...

  • Exit poll shows economy still the top concern

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) Preliminary results of an exit poll conducted for The Associated Press show that the presidential election hinges once again on the economy.The survey of voters as they leave polling places Tuesday shows 6 in 10 voters say the economy is ...

  • Feverish early-vote effort turns to Election Day

    2 years, 1 month ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ever urgent as the clock ran down, Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's teams pressed voters Monday to get to the polls while thousands who were already there waited in long lines for their final chance to avoid ...

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