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  • Democrats block Keystone bill in setback for Senate Republicans

    26 January 2015, 10:06 pm

    Swift Senate approval of legislation to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline ran into trouble Monday after Democrats temporarily blocked the measure.
  • As House Benghazi committee reconvenes, Democrats renew complaints

    26 January 2015, 9:07 pm

    Democrats are renewing a public battle over the intent of a special House committee's probe of the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi consulate attack, saying Republicans have intentionally excluded them from witness interviews and other key aspects of the…
  • Obamacare cost to be 20% less than forecast, budget office says

    26 January 2015, 5:37 pm

    President Obama's healthcare law will cost about 20% less over the next decade than originally projected, the Congressional Budget Office reported Monday, in part because lower-than-expected healthcare inflation has led to smaller premiums.
  • GOP senators, and possible 2016 rivals, vie at Koch brothers retreat

    26 January 2015, 8:13 am

    Three potential Republican presidential contenders parried on issues including Cuba policy and the qualities necessary to win the White House during a Sunday night panel discussion that also afforded an unprecedented, if limited, peek into the workings of…
  • Cruz, Christie, Walker, other Republicans land in Iowa. But no Romney or Bush

    25 January 2015, 12:44 am

    The 2016 presidential contest descended upon Iowa on Saturday in a marathon bout of political speed-dating that did little to clarify the vast choices likely to face Republican voters over the next year.
  • Sarah Palin, back in Iowa, and back to hinting at a White House run

    24 January 2015, 6:37 pm

    Sarah Palin is back in Iowa, hinting at a potential run for president.
  • Donald Trump slams a Romney bid for 2016: 'He choked'

    24 January 2015, 2:15 pm

    President Obama has been, hands down, the least popular figure at Saturday’s Freedom Summit in Iowa—blistered for what Republicans here cast as his unconstitutional overreach, for scandals at the Veterans Affairs Department and the IRS, and for his…
  • Jeb Bush sketches out 2016 themes, prods GOP to be upbeat

    23 January 2015, 10:46 pm

    Sketching the broad outlines of a presidential campaign that is undeclared but well underway, Jeb Bush on Friday mixed familiar calls for lower taxes and less regulation with an admonishment to fellow Republicans to stay upbeat and offer hope as their central…
  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson brings NBA showmanship to White House

    23 January 2015, 5:54 pm

    President Obama is used to getting a very earnest, often heartfelt introduction from a nervous ordinary person before he takes the podium for a speech.
  • 2016 Democratic convention to be held right after GOP gathering

    23 January 2015, 1:41 pm

    The next Democratic National Convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016, putting it only a week after the Republican convention that is scheduled to begin July 18, party officials announced Friday.

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