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  • Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 3:52 pm
    Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positions on a key issue for Puerto Rican voters whose influence is growing in U.S. politics.
  • Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 3:16 pm
    White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.
  • Benghazi panel questions Clinton aide amid public spat
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 3:00 pm
    A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it's time for the committee to disband.
  • Amid grief, Jill Biden said to share VP's hesitation on 2016
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 2:48 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.
  • US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 2:37 pm
    U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.1 percent last month, but hiring slowed -- a mixed bag of news that offers few clues to whether the Federal Reserve will raise rock-bottom interest rates later this month.
  • Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 2:04 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.
  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 1:32 pm
    Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
  • Expensive ad space almost sold out for debate
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 11:08 am
    Get in your bids fast. CNN said Friday that only one commercial slot is still available for its coverage of the Sept. 16 debate between top Republican presidential contenders, and it's expected to draw top dollar.
  • US hiring sizzles in health care and restaurants
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 11:05 am
    U.S. hiring is hot in health care and hospitality.
  • National Zoo's panda cub has more than doubled in size
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 10:53 am
    The surviving panda cub at the National Zoo has more than doubled in size in the nearly two weeks since he was born.
  • Obama says US, Saudis want functioning government in Yemen
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 10:53 am
    Hosting Saudi Arabia's new monarch for the first time, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. shares King Salman's desire for an inclusive, functioning government in Yemen that can relieve that impoverished Arab country's humanitarian crisis. Their talks also addressed the Iran nuclear deal, a source of lingering tension in the U.S.-Saudi relationship.
  • Republican Huckabee to visit jailed Kentucky clerk
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 10:44 am
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is scheduled to visit a Kentucky jail next week to meet with a county clerk imprisoned because she ignored repeated court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
  • US coordinating its response to Europe's migrant crisis
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 10:40 am
    The State Department has set up a working group to help coordinate the U.S. response to Europe's migrant crisis.
  • Jeb Bush places first advertisements of campaign in NH
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 10:00 am
    Jeb Bush will appear soon on television sets across New Hampshire, an important early presidential primary state.
  • Maryland's Cardin to oppose Iran nuclear deal
    Associated Press | September 04, 2015 9:36 am
    Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, has announced he opposes the nuclear deal with Iran.