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  • Biden says he's not sure if he will seek presidency
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 7:36 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he was unsure if he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, telling a Jewish audience that his decision will hinge on whether he and his family have the "emotional energy to run."
  • Pentagon says 6 peacekeepers injured in Sinai explosions
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 6:44 pm
    The Defense Department says four U.S. soldiers and two Multinational Force and Observers' peacekeepers were injured by improvised explosive devices Thursday in the Northeast Sinai region of Egypt.
  • Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence against police
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 6:20 pm
    Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.
  • Bush: Trump 'too pessimistic,' will lead GOP to defeat
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 5:52 pm
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their candidate for the White House.
  • Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 5:24 pm
    Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination -- a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field.
  • GOP's Rubio says 'Minecraft' can prepare kids for future
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 5:23 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy.
  • Forest Service spends a record $243M last week on wildfires
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 4:04 pm
    The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday.
  • Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 3:41 pm
    Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world.
  • Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 3:32 pm
    Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the former staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify.
  • Ethics panel investigating Rep. Mike Honda of California
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 3:28 pm
    Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of California remains under scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that he had congressional aides perform campaign work when they were supposed to be working on government business.
  • House Dems ask pope to address poor, environment in US visit
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 2:45 pm
    House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month, hoping his embrace will give momentum to three party priorities.
  • Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 2:36 pm
    Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president won't have to veto it.
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Polishing senators' images on Wikipedia
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 2:24 pm
    Now we know how some Senate staffers keep busy during Congress' summer recess.
  • Oklahoma Republican chairman to resign after 5-month term
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 2:04 pm
    The Oklahoma Republican leader has told party officials that he plans to resign and call for the election of a new chairman after a tumultuous five-month term in which he faced a barrage of criticism for hiring decisions and an offensive Facebook post on the party's official page.
  • Many millennials see themselves as self-absorbed, wasteful
    Associated Press | September 03, 2015 2:04 pm
    Even millennials don't think much of their generation, according to a new poll Thursday.