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  • Obama: Freedom is paid for by men and women of US military
    Associated Press | July 04, 2015 9:00 pm
    President Barack Obama says U.S. service members make it possible to enjoy the "incredible blessings" in the greatest country on earth.
  • Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally
    Associated Press | July 04, 2015 6:36 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.
  • Washington, DC celebrates July 4th
    Associated Press | July 04, 2015 4:04 pm
    The nation's capital is alive with July 4th festivities.
  • Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran
    Associated Press | July 04, 2015 2:05 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline.
  • Presidential candidates campaign in July Fourth parades
    Associated Press | July 04, 2015 12:40 pm
    Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year: Red balloons promoting "Jeb! 2016," a tractor draped in a Rick Perry banner and dutiful volunteers holding signs and chanting for their chosen candidates.
  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest
    Associated Press | July 04, 2015 8:12 am
    The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois congressman and Cabinet member against a conservative writer who has railed at what he sees as the "establishment" GOP hand-picking the disgraced lawmaker's successor.
  • A look at the race to replace ex-Illinois Congressman Schock
    Associated Press | July 04, 2015 8:12 am
    three Republicans and two Democrats -- are vying to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned in March amid questions about his use of taxpayer and campaign funds. The winners of Tuesday's primaries will face off in a Sept. 10 general election.
  • Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together
    Associated Press | July 04, 2015 12:16 am
    As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.
  • Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the Romneys
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 7:13 pm
    2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening.
  • Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberals
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 6:48 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds.
  • Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 4:17 pm
    Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.
  • Federal Election Commission fines Sanders-affiliated PAC
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 3:28 pm
    The Federal Election Commission has fined a political action committee associated with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for missing financial reporting deadlines.
  • How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 9:25 am
    President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.
  • Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 7:36 am
    Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.
  • Democrats in New Hampshire find some of Chafee's ideas 'odd'
    Associated Press | July 03, 2015 6:37 am
    Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County Democrats. The Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat gets nods of approval when he tells them he was the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the war in Iraq.