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  • 5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy
    Associated Press | April 21, 2015 12:32 am
    Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president.
  • A guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs
    Associated Press | April 21, 2015 12:32 am
    A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That's not the whole story these days.
  • Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
    Associated Press | April 21, 2015 12:28 am
    Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.
  • Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation
    Associated Press | April 21, 2015 12:24 am
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation.
  • Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch
    Associated Press | April 21, 2015 12:24 am
    Key senators say they're close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.
  • Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
    Associated Press | April 21, 2015 12:20 am
    Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.
  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50
    Associated Press | April 21, 2015 12:16 am
    Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 -- and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.
  • US to send Ukraine $18 million in food, health, shelter aid
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:44 pm
    The United States will supply Ukraine with nearly $18 million in aid to provide shelter, food vouchers, potable water and health and sanitation in regions affected by fighting between government forces and pro-Russia fighters.
  • Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:40 pm
    President Barack Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to the White House for a reception thanking them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors.
  • Californian arrested for trying to scale White House fence
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:24 pm
    A California man accused of climbing over a White House fence was released from jail Monday after appearing in Superior Court in Washington.
  • Lawmakers seek FDA review of ingredients used in cosmetics
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:20 pm
    Two U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo and skin cream.
  • FBI, Justice pledge review after flawed hair analysis
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 4:04 pm
    The Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases.
  • Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 3:48 pm
    Key senators said Monday they're close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.
  • US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 3:20 pm
    In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels.
  • Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism
    Associated Press | April 20, 2015 2:56 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest.