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  • McCarthy tells GOP conservatives 'I'm not John Boehner'
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 9:01 pm
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy promised conservative GOP lawmakers Tuesday "I'm not John Boehner" as he sought their support to replace Boehner as speaker.
  • Bush touts upbeat vision with Iowa speech and new video
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 7:20 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told an audience of Iowa party faithful Tuesday that a conservative will win the White House if the GOP convinces middle-class Americans it can knock down barriers to economic growth.
  • US government deports fewest immigrants in nearly a decade
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 5:08 pm
    The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to internal figures obtained by The Associated Press as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh.
  • Rubio criticizes government regulation of on-demand economy
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 3:36 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed Tuesday to cap the number of regulations government can impose on businesses, particularly "on-demand" startups like Uber and Airbnb that he considers models for a changing national economy.
  • Clinton says she's sent her book to GOP candidates
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 3:33 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent a copy of her most recent memoir to Republican presidential candidates after some raised questions about her record as Secretary of State.
  • Clinton says she'll offer plan for 'Wall Street abuses'
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 3:16 pm
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she'll offer a plan in the next week to deal with "Wall Street abuses."
  • Thousands of federal drug inmates set for early release
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 3:12 pm
    Thousands of federal inmates serving sentences for drug crimes are set for early release next month under a cost-cutting measure intended to reduce the nation's prison population.
  • VW, with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 3:04 pm
    When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissions cheating scandal.
  • After past opposition, SC delegation now seeks flood aid
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 2:49 pm
    South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.
  • Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 2:21 pm
    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended on Tuesday that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. troops in the country beyond 2016, just days after a deadly U.S. airstrike "mistakenly struck" a hospital during fierce fighting in the north.
  • State Department seeks more work-related emails from Clinton
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 2:04 pm
    The State Department is leaning on former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton to hand over any additional work-related emails sent or received using private accounts.
  • Friends, family, admirers remember Bond in DC memorial
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 1:50 pm
    Friends and family of Julian Bond remembered the deceased civil rights leader as a man who left a lasting "invaluable imprint" on not only the civil rights movement but on people around the United States and the globe.
  • Sanders predicts more labor support in 2016 bid
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 1:36 pm
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday he has "zero doubt" that rank-and-file union members will support his Democratic presidential campaign even though Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up many endorsements.
  • Ron Paul to testify at trial of 2012 campaign aides
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 1:33 pm
    Three top officials with Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging they violated federal financial disclosure laws by secretly paying an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.
  • Korean energy economist to head UN climate science panel
    Associated Press | October 06, 2015 1:29 pm
    A South Korean professor of climate change economics will lead the Nobel Prize-winning group of climate scientists who keep track of global warming.