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  • Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 2:13 pm
    Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help tens of millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. Michelle Obama said she's heading to Japan and Cambodia later this month to promote it.
  • Pelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension'
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 1:08 pm
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.
  • A complication for the Fed: Rate cuts by other central banks
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 12:57 pm
    The world's central banks are injecting a new complication into the Federal Reserve's decision on when to raise interest rates from record lows:
  • CBO: Debt limit increase not needed until the fall
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 12:36 pm
    The Congressional Budget Office says Republicans controlling Congress can probably put off a politically wrenching vote to increase the government's borrowing cap until the fall.
  • Excerpts from Israeli leader Netanyahu's speech to Congress
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 12:33 pm
    Excerpts from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress on Tuesday warning against making a deal that could leave Iran on the path toward nuclear weapons:
  • FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 12:19 pm
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers Tuesday.
  • Supreme Court allows challenge to Colorado Internet tax law
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 11:01 am
    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.
  • CEO group: Trade would increase hiring in US
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 10:56 am
    Top business executives are pressing Congress to give President Barack Obama greater authority to negotiate international trade deals, citing the potential for increased hiring in the United States and greater competitiveness for their companies overseas.
  • Obama: Netanyahu offers no viable alternative to Iran talks
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 10:56 am
    President Barack Obama says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) didn't offer any "viable alternatives" to the nuclear negotiations with Iran during his speech to Congress.
  • No precedent for Netanyahu's contentious speech to Congress
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 10:45 am
    Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't have caused such a ruckus.
  • Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 9:37 am
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.
  • Republicans criticize Clinton's email practices
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 9:36 am
    Potential Republican presidential candidates are wasting no time in questioning Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address.
  • Israeli leader thanks US, Obama for aid, warns about Iran
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 8:33 am
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) is thanking the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, and warning of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival.
  • 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 8:24 am
    Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end.
  • O'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option
    Associated Press | March 03, 2015 8:00 am
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton.