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  • Petition drive to get stadium funding initiative on ballot falls short

    23 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) An initiative to put the issue of public funding for a $200 million downtown soccer stadium on the June ballot failed to get enough signatures to qualify, the Clark County Elections Department announced today. But hope still remains for petition ...

  • Vermont senator to decide on presidential run by March

    1 month, 5 days ago

    (AP) BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the ...

  • Christie predicts health care overhaul won't succeed

    1 year, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 4 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, 6 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, 7 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, 8 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, 8 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, 11 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, 11 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

    2 years 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, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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 ...

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