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  • Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

    28 August 2014, 6:27 pm

    Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous.
  • Clinton breaks silence on Ferguson, calls for fixing justice system

    28 August 2014, 5:08 pm

    Hillary Rodham Clinton, addressing events in Ferguson, Mo., for the first time, said Thursday she was heartbroken by the police shooting of Michael Brown and called for the country to address the racial inequalities that skew the criminal justice system.
  • Doug Ducey captures Republican nomination for Arizona governor

    27 August 2014, 5:58 pm

    Doug Ducey, Arizona state treasurer and former head of ice cream parlor chain Cold Stone Creamery, prevailed in a crowded primary to capture the Republican nomination for governor.
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds, says Common Core violates states' rights

    27 August 2014, 5:53 pm

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a suit against the Obama administration Wednesday, joining a conservative-led effort to challenge controversial national education standards knows as the Common Core, which Jindal says violate states' sovereignty.   
  • Wisconsin race for governor is the tightest in the country

    27 August 2014, 3:56 pm

    The race for governor in Wisconsin — featuring incumbent Gov. Scott Walker, who is often mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate — remains locked in a dead heat, the state's leading pollster reported Wednesday.
  • Hillary Clinton to join Nancy Pelosi headlining S.F. fundraiser

    27 August 2014, 3:31 pm

    Assuming a more overtly political role, Hillary Rodham Clinton will join Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi for a high-dollar San Francisco fundraiser benefiting the party’s congressional candidates.
  • Maxine Waters, a St. Louis native, to attend Michael Brown's funeral

    22 August 2014, 9:01 pm

    U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will travel to her hometown of St. Louis on Monday to attend the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old black man killed by a white police officer two weeks ago. 
  • In N.H., Rick Perry again links Islamic State to illegal immigration

    22 August 2014, 5:00 pm

    While exploring a 2016 bid for the presidency with a visit to New Hampshire on Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought to tie the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group to the U.S. immigration crisis — suggesting that the “porous” southern border…
  • White House revises birth control rule to accommodate religious groups

    22 August 2014, 5:00 pm

    The Obama administration issued a new rule Friday aimed at ending its years-long fight with religious groups over the part in its landmark healthcare law that requires companies to cover contraceptives.
  • Harry Reid apologizes for jokes at Asian American function

    22 August 2014, 3:18 pm

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has a history of insensitive and off-color remarks, apologized Friday for a pair of jokes he made before the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce.

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