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  • GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 11:52 am
    Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.
  • Indiana's Pence among the few to deflect 2016 GOP question
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 11:29 am
    Some Republicans meeting conservatives in Washington and Palm Beach, Florida, in the past few days have spoken openly about possible presidential campaigns. Not Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
  • Obama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the making
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 9:45 am
    For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.
  • Mayor of Fresno won't seek US Senate seat
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 9:37 am
    The Republican mayor of the California city of Fresno has decided not to run for the United States Senate.
  • Dems call GOP Homeland Security strategy a political blunder
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 9:02 am
    Democrats are losing some skirmishes over the Department of Homeland Security, but many feel they are winning a political war that will haunt Republicans in 2016 and beyond.
  • Added tax season hassle for some due to health form errors
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 8:48 am
    It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season.
  • National monument supporters in California get antsy
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 8:20 am
    California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the Pacific Coast Highway to canyons and mountains near the state's famous wine country.
  • Details about proposed national monuments in California
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 7:56 am
    Democratic members of California's congressional delegation have sponsored bills to establish four national monuments. Supporters are also pushing for President Barack Obama to establish the national monuments if Congress declines to act on the bills. The proposed national monuments include:
  • Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 7:45 am
    Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics.
  • Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 12:12 am
    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.
  • Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech
    Associated Press | February 28, 2015 12:12 am
    Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran -- a less provocative, closed-door session.
  • Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 9:00 pm
    Bordering on dysfunction, Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact.
  • Obama signs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security funded
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 8:56 pm
    President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink.
  • Obama, Kerry condemn killing of Russian opposition figure
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 8:36 pm
    President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday condemned the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.
  • Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder
    Associated Press | February 27, 2015 7:32 pm
    Eyes glistening, President Barack Obama bid an affectionate farewell Friday to Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a sequel to an emotional going-away at the White House last year, but this tribute came with a soulful surprise.