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  • Court ruling spurs backers' hopes for redistricting changes
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 10:17 am
    Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines.
  • Obama: Greek crisis of 'substantial concern' for Europe
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 10:08 am
    President Barack Obama says the Greek financial crisis is of "substantial concern" but should not prompt "overreactions."
  • It's D-Day for 2016 candidates: Your inbox probably can tell
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 9:52 am
    Hillary Clinton has a dinner invite for you. Jeb Bush is out to make a big splash. Rick Santorum wants to scare the heck out of you. Ted Cruz is looking for a sacrifice. Lincoln Chaffee wants to be your pal.
  • 2016ers try political alchemy to turn emails into cash
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 9:52 am
    When it comes to raising money by email, everybody's got an angle. Some of the "ask" strategies being employed by the 2016 presidential candidates:
  • Obama: Still willing to 'walk away' from Iran nuclear deal
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 9:48 am
    President Barack Obama says he is still willing to "walk away" from a nuclear deal with Iran if it does not meet his goal of blocking Tehran's paths to a nuclear weapon.
  • Questions and answers about the expiring Export-Import Bank
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 8:57 am
    The Export-Import Bank expires Tuesday at midnight for the first time since the small federal agency was created during the Depression to help U.S. businesses export their products. Congress failed to renew the bank's charter because of opposition from Republicans who say it amounts to corporate welfare. However, the shutdown may end up being only temporary.
  • Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 7:32 am
    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing.
  • State Department names new Guantanamo special envoy
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 7:20 am
    Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed a new special envoy to lead the Obama administration's bid to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
  • High court won't hear Nevada patient dumping case
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 7:08 am
    The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from Nevada over a lawsuit that claims the state wrongfully bused indigent psychiatric patients to San Francisco without paying the costs of their medical care.
  • After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows
    Associated Press | June 30, 2015 5:01 am
    Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Rand Paul meets with Cliven Bundy on Nevada campaign stop
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 9:00 pm
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul met with southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Monday during a question-and-answer session in the town of Mesquite with about 50 supporters and activists interested in land rights.
  • Cruz's new book ignites spat with GOP strategist Karl Rove
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 3:56 pm
    Though it's not even out yet, tea party firebrand Ted Cruz's new book is already irking at least one member of the Republican establishment: Karl Rove.
  • Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 3:52 pm
    A rocket's dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it's time for "Rocket Science CSI."
  • Obama speaks to Cameron, Tunisian leader in attack aftermath
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 3:48 pm
    President Barack Obama is offering U.S. assistance to the investigation into the attack in Tunisia that killed 38 people at a beach resort.
  • Obama, Rousseff try to put spy scandal behind them
    Associated Press | June 29, 2015 3:36 pm
    President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will aim to show they have smoothed over tensions sparked by a spying scandal, as they open two days of talks at the White House Monday.