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28-year sentence in Ohio in $100M charity scam

CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge handed down a 28-year prison sentence Monday to a man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud. Judge Steven Gall also ordered the defendant, who identifies […]

12/16/2013

Theodore H. Moran  (AP Photo/The Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Chinese firm paid US gov’t intelligence adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology […]

12/06/2013

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Ryan strikes collaborative tone in opening talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an […]

10/31/2013

Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus. (AP PHOTO/JOSH REYNOLDS)

RNC votes to block CNN, NBC from hosting debates

BOSTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee approved a resolution Friday to block two television networks from hosting GOP presidential primary debates. Friday’s vote affirms RNC chairman Reince Priebus’s threat against CNN and NBC unless […]

08/16/2013

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

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

Host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

Comics look to Obama, Democrats for humor

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama, the joke’s on you. A study of gags by late-night comics during the first half of the year found an abrupt change from 2012. Now Obama and Democrats […]

08/05/2013

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

This July 16, 2013 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressing the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Hillary Rodham Clinton group raises $1 million

BOSTON (AP) — She’s yet to say whether she’ll run, but a group working to support Hillary Rodham Clinton’s prospective presidential bid has raised more than $1 million in June alone. An official with the […]

07/30/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama proposes ‘grand bargain’ for jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is extending a new proposal to Republicans that he hopes will break the political gridlock on budget negotiations, offering to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for job investments. […]

07/30/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Perry won’t seek re-election in 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history who famously muttered “oops” after forgetting during a 2011 presidential debate the third of three federal departments he’d pledged to close, announced Monday […]

07/08/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

Both sides eye Clinton as she seeks right balance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to strike the right balance between staying out of the daily political maelstrom and setting herself up for a possible second presidential run. But her fans and […]

07/08/2013

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