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  • Clinton, Democratic hopefuls to address DNC members
    Associated Press | July 28, 2015 6:05 am
    The Democratic National Committee says all five of the party's main presidential candidates will address DNC members next month.
  • House, Senate on collision course in highway debate
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 9:48 pm
    Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate transportation bill dead on arrival.
  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad'
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 7:56 pm
    President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."
  • Rubio: US has 'long' and 'painful' history of discrimination
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 7:24 pm
    The United States must acknowledge a "painful, complicated" history of racial discrimination that still affects many minorities, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio said Monday between campaign speeches in South Carolina.
  • Walker says EPA should be limited 'umbrella organization'
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 6:12 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Monday he would shift most of the responsibilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state-based regulators, leaving the EPA to serve as an "umbrella organization" that would resolve disputes between them.
  • GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 5:56 pm
    The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.
  • House backs bill to help vets who've suffered sexual assault
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 5:56 pm
    Veterans who suffered sexual assault or other sexual abuse while in uniform would get help more easily from the Department of Veterans Affairs under a bill approved Monday by the House.
  • A look at the sweeping Senate transportation bill
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 4:20 pm
    The Senate and House are moving toward a showdown over a must-pass transportation bill this week. If they don't reach an agreement by Friday, the government will be forced to halt highway aid payments to states in the middle of the summer construction season.
  • Bush denounces 'crazy message of hate' in campaign
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 3:36 pm
    Jeb Bush implored his Republican presidential rivals Monday to reject the "crazy message of hate" that he sees at play in the campaign and cast himself as a "committed conservative," but not an "angry" one, in remarks rooted in Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and the backlash that followed.
  • GOP official juxtaposes images of KKK, Hillary Clinton
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 3:04 pm
    The chairman of the North Carolina Republican party has posted Twitter photos juxtaposing images of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Ku Klux Klan.
  • FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 3:04 pm
    The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some fresh cilantro from Puebla, Mexico, after a government investigation found human feces and toilet paper in growing fields there.
  • In New Jersey, Christie taps ex-classmates for plum posts
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 2:52 pm
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has remained especially close to his high school friends.
  • NSA will stop looking at old US phone records
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 2:32 pm
    The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining -- and will ultimately destroy -- millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden.
  • Ohio lawmaker working as auctioneer is convicted of theft
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 2:28 pm
    A northern Ohio lawmaker accused of stealing antiques and other items from a home while doing work as an auctioneer has been convicted on a felony theft charge and immediately removed from office under state law.
  • Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away
    Associated Press | July 27, 2015 1:36 pm
    In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.