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President Barack Obama speaks in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Obama plays down US intervening in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday played down the prospect of speedy U.S. intervention in Syria, stressing the difficulty of ordering military action against the Assad government without a strong international coalition and […]

08/23/2013

President Barack Obama returns a salute as he is met in the tarmac by the 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews Commander Col. William Knight, right, as he switched from the Marine One helicopter to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

US pressed to react to violence in Syria, Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is poised to suspend another major weapons shipment to Egypt amid deep divisions within the Obama administration over whether to cut off aid to the military-backed government. The debate mirrors […]

08/22/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), speaks during the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Texas Sen. Cruz renounces Canadian citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz, seemingly eyeing a presidential run in 2016, calls his renunciation of Canadian citizenship no big deal, even though questions about candidates’ birthplaces have flared in recent elections. Controversy still […]

08/20/2013

New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia,  second from right, speaks as, from left, Karin Agness, founder of Network of Enlightened Women, Speaker of the House in Oklahoma, T.W. Shannon, Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus, and San Jose police officer Scott Erickson look on during the Republican National Committee summer meeting Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Boston. (AP PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS)

GOP pushes rising stars amid internal skepticism

BOSTON (AP) — The Republican Party launched its latest effort Thursday to sell itself to a more diverse segment of the population, acknowledging a glaring weakness in the GOP’s ability to attract new voters in […]

08/15/2013

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Tonight Show: Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was “disappointed” that Russia granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, defying Obama administration demands that the former government contractor be […]

08/06/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tenn., Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama challenges GOP to accept corporate tax deal

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered congressional Republicans a new corporate tax cut and jobs spending package he said might “help break through some of the political logjam in Washington,” only […]

07/30/2013

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Obama and McCain: Washington’s newest odd couple

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals to bipartisan partners. There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe tensions […]

07/27/2013

Meghan McCain (AP Photo)

Meghan McCain gets own show on new TV network

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meghan McCain is getting her own show on a new TV network targeting the generation of Americans known as millennials. “Raising McCain” will debut on Pivot, a general entertainment network […]

07/26/2013

Huma Abedin, alongside her husband, New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference. When Abedin’s name and face first started appearing in the media six years ago, lots of people couldn’t help but wonder what this beautiful, ambitious woman with high-fashion sense and a world-class rolodex saw in Anthony Weiner. That’s a question New Yorkers are asking themselves again. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Puzzlement over Weiner’s loyal wife

NEW YORK (AP) — When Huma Abedin first started getting media attention years ago, some people couldn’t help but wonder what this beautiful, ambitious woman with high-fashion sense and a world-class Rolodex saw in Anthony […]

07/25/2013

Protestors hold hands as they form a circle in the rotunda outside Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Despite outcry, stand-ground law repeals unlikely

MIAMI (AP) — Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor’s office, the jury’s verdict that George Zimmerman […]

07/21/2013

People lie on the sidewalk simulating a crime scene to symbolize the death of over 2,200 migrants in the desert over the last 20 years during a protest outside the office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Valeria Fernandez)

Immigration backers plan push for reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of comprehensive immigration legislation are gearing up for a campaign to push the House to act, even as some begin openly voicing fears they’re already losing the fight. Congress’ monthlong August […]

07/19/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he […]

07/16/2013

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