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  • House Judiciary panel sets first Planned Parenthood hearing
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 9:24 am
    The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue.
  • NYC council speaker endorses Hillary Clinton for president
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 9:16 am
    New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.
  • DC official: Woman tried to grab girl from stroller on train
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 8:56 am
    A Washington transit official says a woman tried to grab a 2-year-old girl who was strapped into her stroller while riding a train with her mother, but another passenger tackled her.
  • US factory orders edge up 0.4 percent in July
    Associated Press | September 02, 2015 7:24 am
    Orders to U.S. factories posted a modest gain in July, helped by the biggest rise in motor vehicles orders in a year and a solid gain in a category that tracks business investment plans.
  • Kerry to outline US assurances to Israel, Gulf to lawmakers
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:24 pm
    Secretary of State John Kerry will send a letter to all members of Congress on Wednesday outlining U.S. security commitments to Israel and the Gulf Arab states in light of the Iran nuclear deal.
  • Archbishop assails Trump over birthright citizenship repeal
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 8:24 pm
    The leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Tuesday attacked GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for ending automatic citizenship for children born to immigrants living illegally in the U.S., saying the idea "plays on our worst fears and resentments."
  • North Dakota lieutenant governor admits extramarital affair
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 7:08 pm
    North Dakota's Republican Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley says he had an extramarital affair in the past and he is still considering running for the governor's office.
  • Senate leader: Not enough votes to defund Planned Parenthood
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 5:16 pm
    The Senate's top Republican is conceding that his party will have to await the next president before it can cut off federal funds that go to Planned Parenthood, prompting heated rebuffs from conservatives.
  • CNN amends debate criteria, Fiorina may get in
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 3:20 pm
    CNN on Tuesday amended its criteria for the next Republican presidential debate, giving former technology executive Carly Fiorina a better chance at appearing in the Sept. 16 primetime affair.
  • Bush-Trump feud intensifies in GOP primary
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 2:36 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Tuesday, betting big he can re-energize his stalled campaign by challenging the billionaire businessman head on.
  • Report says ending ban wouldn't hurt consumers at pump
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 2:32 pm
    Ending the four-decades old restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn't hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them, a new government report said Tuesday.
  • Marco Rubio says nation doesn't need US Education Department
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 2:20 pm
    Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio says the U.S. doesn't need a federal Education Department, arguing that its recommendations to state and local governments often turn into mandates tied to money.
  • US demands release of Christian lawyer detained in China
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 2:16 pm
    The United States demanded Tuesday that China release a well-known Christian lawyer and religious figures who were detained last month ahead of a meeting with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat. In addition, the U.S. urged China, and other nations, to release female political prisoners.
  • Carter, in folksy talks, describes US military of future
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 2:04 pm
    Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a speech and a wide-ranging exchange with troops on social media sites Tuesday to press his agenda for change in the military, signaling his early support for expanded maternity leave, women serving in combat jobs and greater flexibility pay, promotions and benefits.
  • Ben Carson campaign reaping cash as he rises in GOP polls
    Associated Press | September 01, 2015 1:48 pm
    Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson's best yet.