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The World Trade Center Flag is presented as friends and relatives of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks gather at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, for a ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of the attacks in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Nation pauses on 9/11 to pay tribute to victims

NEW YORK (AP) — As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have […]

09/11/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

September 11th Anniversary: the Pentagon

President Obama observed the 12th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks with a moment of silence at the White House earlier this morning and at a Pentagon Memorial. On L.A.’s Morning News, Penny and Phil […]

09/11/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

Back home, high-stakes week on Syria awaits Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama faces a high-stakes week of trying to convince a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public that they should back him on a military strike against Syria. His administration […]

09/07/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama warns GOP against shutting down gov’t

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Casting an eye toward upcoming budget fights, President Barack Obama on Friday warned Republicans against trying to defund his signature health care law, vowing to protect spending on education, scientific research […]

08/23/2013

In this photo posted to the Twitter account of the Office of Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, Biden, second left, poses for a photo with, from left, his mother, Dr. Jill Biden; his wife, Hallie Biden; and his father, Vice President Joe Biden, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Beau Biden Twitter)

Beau Biden returns to Delaware with father

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden returned home Thursday with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, and other family members after undergoing a medical procedure at a Houston cancer center. A small […]

08/22/2013

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 in Buffalo, N.Y., where he began his two day bus tour to speak about college financial aid. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Obama proposes new system for rating colleges

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Calling higher education an “economic imperative,” President Barack Obama is pushing for an ambitious new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on affordability and performance and ultimately determine […]

08/22/2013

In this Aug. 18, 2013 image released by Beau Biden's Twitter account, @BeauBiden, Vice President Joe Biden sits with his son Beau Biden, in Delaware. (AP Photo/@BeauBiden)

Biden: Son had successful procedure in Texas

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says his son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, has had a successful medical procedure in Texas, where he was being evaluated at a cancer center. Biden and […]

08/21/2013

In this Aug. 27, 2008 photo, then-Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, embraces his son Beau on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VP Biden’s son evaluated at Texas cancer center

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Beau Biden, the Delaware attorney general and the son of Vice President Joe Biden, is being evaluated at a cancer center in Texas, according to people with knowledge of his condition. […]

08/20/2013

In this Aug. 27, 2008 photo, then-Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., left, embraces his son Beau on stage at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Beau Biden, Del. AG and son of VP, undergoes tests

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Beau Biden, the Delaware attorney general and the son of Vice President Joe Biden, is undergoing medical testing in Texas after being hospitalized last week for weakness and disorientation, his office […]

08/20/2013

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, center, gets ready to speak at the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Summer burst in Iowa belies little 2016 groundwork

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Potential presidential candidates’ recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in […]

08/19/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

2016 campaign checklist: Who’s doing what

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is the season of cultivation for people who might run for president in 2016. It’s a time to get to know donors, to get the public to know you on TV […]

08/19/2013

President Barack Obama watches his shot during a golf outing at Mink Meadows Golf Club, in Vineyard Haven, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Obama is eager member of golfing presidents’ club

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — American presidents love golf — 15 of the last 18 have played — and Barack Obama is an eager member of that club. He’s played golf on four of six […]

08/16/2013

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