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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., smiles as he leaves the floor of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. The GOP-controlled House passed a bill that would prevent a government shutdown while crippling the health care law that was the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama's first term,  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House GOP dismisses default warnings as more hype

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-line House Republicans are dismissing dire warnings that a government default would wreck U.S. and world economies as another case of hyperbole from an Obama administration that cried wolf about the likely […]

10/08/2013

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Democratic official resigns over offensive tweet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obama’s health care law. The Sacramento Bee reports the county’s […]

09/21/2013

Anthony Weiner, left, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the New York City Mayor’s Office, has a heated argument with Shaul Kessler at Weiss Bakery in the Boro Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The altercation was captured on video. (AP Photo/Shimon Gifter)

NYC mayoral hopefuls try to get to expected runoff

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s wild mayoral primary campaign hurtled to the voting booth Tuesday as New Yorkers begin the process of replacing the man who has led their city for 12 years. […]

09/10/2013

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the South Carolina Democratic parties Jefferson Jackson Dinner in Columbia, SC. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Biden keeps his name in the game for 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden may run for president in 2016, or he may not. But he wants you to know he could. Iowa. New Hampshire, South Carolina. Michigan. Three years out from the next […]

08/12/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Post-Romney, some in GOP reject advice to moderate

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, many senior Republicans concluded the party must moderate its image on issues such as immigration and reproductive rights. But some GOP lawmakers have done the opposite. They […]

08/06/2013

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

Obama, Clinton meet for lunch, sparking 2016 buzz

WASHINGTON (AP) — When is a lunch more than just a midday meal? When the two diners are President Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and inquiring minds want to know who, if anyone, the […]

07/29/2013

Hillary Rodham Clinton (AP Photo)

Poll: Hillary Clinton remains popular in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new Field Poll finds strong support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among California voters as she considers whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. The […]

07/25/2013

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo President Barack Obama delivers inaugural address during the 57th Presidential Inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington. Obama outlined the liberal vision for his new term, which included protecting children from gun violence, tackling climate change and reducing the deficit while bolstering government programs to help the poor and vulnerable. Time since then has showcased the political limits of some of those ambitions. The result has been an uneven and sometimes disjointed start to what could arguably be the most important year of Obama's second term. (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool)

Obama to rally faithful ahead of August recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — His second-term agenda on the line, President Barack Obama is urging his most ardent supporters to mount a summertime show of support that can rival any opposition Obama and Democrats may face […]

07/22/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Obama’s toughest sell on Guantanamo: Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s hardest sell in closing the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may be fellow Democrats. Moderate Senate Democrats facing tough re-election bids in the strongly GOP South have […]

07/05/2013

Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky in a 1994 AP Photo.

Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law enters House race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law is running to recapture the Philadelphia-area U.S. House seat that she lost almost 20 years ago, a defeat ascribed to her vote for then-President Bill Clinton’s budget proposal […]

05/31/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama raises California money for Democrats

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, President Obama is courting well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that requires the president to walk a fine line:

04/04/2013

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House group nearing deal on immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.

03/15/2013

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