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  • Florida power company gave $1 million to pro-Bush super PAC
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 11:24 am
    The largest Florida corporate donor to a super political action committee backing former Gov. Jeb Bush's presidential run is NextEra Energy Inc., the company that owns electric utility giant Florida Power & Light.
  • Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama outreach
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 11:13 am
    Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency -- his fellow Democrats in Congress.
  • Data: Nearly 5 dozen give a third of all '16 campaign cash
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 9:00 am
    It took Ted Cruz three months to raise $10 million for his campaign for president, a springtime sprint of $1,000-per-plate dinners, hundreds of handshakes and a stream of emails asking supporters to chip in a few bucks.
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 6:12 am
    Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
  • Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public
    Associated Press | August 01, 2015 12:20 am
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate.
  • Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking during visit
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 8:20 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts against human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said Friday.
  • Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 8:05 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.
  • News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 8:04 pm
    Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs as well.
  • At a Glance: A look at Hillary Clinton's medical background
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 7:28 pm
    or a blood clot, usually in the leg -- in 1998 and 2009, a broken elbow in 2009 and a concussion in 2012.
  • White House says former Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 5:40 pm
    The White House says U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is dead, and says his demise "represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable, secure Afghanistan."
  • The latest: Coast Guard suspends search for missing teens
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 5:28 pm
    The latest on the search for the two teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:
  • Hillary, Bill Clinton earn more than $139M between 2007-14
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 5:24 pm
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by her campaign on Friday.
  • Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 5:04 pm
    Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition" -- two facts that emerged Friday in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.
  • Huckabee earned nearly $4M from speeches, publishing in 2014
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 4:48 pm
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2014 earned nearly $1 million from giving speeches and nearly $3 million from a publishing company that he runs, according to financial records the Republican presidential filed Friday with federal regulators.
  • Bush, Clinton court black voters at Urban League meeting
    Associated Press | July 31, 2015 4:16 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory Friday to tell a predominantly African-American audience that the country's decades-long efforts to fight poverty are failing -- and his record as Florida governor, especially in education, serves as a blueprint for a future presidency.