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  • Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 5:36 am
    Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill.
  • Diplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 5:24 am
    Diplomacy is out, blunt talk is in as President Barack Obama and his White House team single out Republican lawmakers by name for criticism over their words and actions on Iran, Cabinet nominations and climate change.
  • Obama's Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 4:32 am
    President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day this week with a visit to the Florida Everglades.
  • New Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 3:36 am
    The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.
  • US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal
    Associated Press | April 18, 2015 12:32 am
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create immediate hardship for Greece" and damage the world economy.
  • Fund for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hints at presidential run
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 5:00 pm
    People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund allowing him to travel the country to more aggressively tell of the state's rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential Republican presidential bid.
  • Global finance leaders see economy strengthening
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 4:29 pm
    Financial officials from the world's major economies on Friday welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will default on its bailout loans.
  • Huckabee to share 2016 plans in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 3:48 pm
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday that he will tell supporters on May 5 in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton whether or not he will seek the Republicans' presidential nomination.
  • China: New bank to enhance international finance system
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 3:44 pm
    China's proposed infrastructure bank for Asia is intended to complement, not replace, existing lenders dominated by the U.S. and Japan, a senior Chinese official said Friday.
  • Spanish official slams Greece, says time 'running out'
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 3:36 pm
    Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos criticized Greece's left-wing government for its "not very coherent" approach to negotiations over its finances and economy.
  • Man who jumped White House fence in October takes plea
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 2:54 pm
    A Maryland man arrested after scaling a White House fence last year has pleaded guilty in connection with the case.
  • Republican presidential contenders clash in New Hampshire
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 2:54 pm
    The Republican Party's most ambitious stormed into New Hampshire on Friday for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.
  • Clinton cautious about Obama's Pacific trade deal
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 2:19 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will be closely watching efforts by the Obama administration to negotiate a broad trade policy pact with Pacific nations that's raising concerns over potential harm to workers.
  • Obama, Renzi pledge to focus on threats from Libya
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 2:16 pm
    President Barack Obama pledged Friday to work more intensely with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on threats coming from instability in Libya that have led to an influx of migrants across the Mediterranean.
  • Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact
    Associated Press | April 17, 2015 2:10 pm
    President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo."