Ronald Reagan

(Photo credit: Jim Brulte)

Calif. GOP pins turnaround hopes on new chairman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Republicans nationwide reconsider the party’s direction, nowhere is their challenge more daunting than in California.

02/26/2013

C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop, ex-surgeon general, dies in NH

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation’s surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.

02/25/2013

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Text of Sen. Marco Rubio’s GOP response to Obama

(AP) – The text of the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery by Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and provided by the press office of the speaker of the House:

02/13/2013

(AP Photo)

Strange bedfellows: Business, labor on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unlikely allies, business and labor leaders joined in support of the White House’s immigration overhaul efforts Tuesday while also launching high-stakes negotiations to overcome an issue that has split them before.

02/06/2013

US Republican and Democratic Party symbols

Once GOP stronghold, West veers into Dems’ column

DENVER (AP) — A political generation ago, the West signaled the nation’s rightward swing, from the emergence of Ronald Reagan to the success of tax-limitation ballot measures in California and Colorado.

01/27/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama officially signs Cabinet nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after his inauguration speech Monday, President Barack Obama signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate.

01/21/2013

(AP Photo)

Second presidential terms loaded with setbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Second presidential terms are never easy. More often, they’re fraught with peril, frequently marred by scandal, failure, hubris, and burnout, and souring relations with Congress.

01/16/2013

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Gov’t spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government’s enforcement efforts.

01/07/2013

Inauguration preparations at west front of US Capitol, Washington DC.

Obama’s 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inauguration-goers have a range of lodging options — from crashing on a friend’s couch to reasonably priced rooms to ones that cost thousands of dollars a night. Fewer spectators means accommodations won’t be as tough as in ’09.

12/26/2012

Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister (AP Photo)

Margaret Thatcher in UK hospital after operation

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is recuperating at an unnamed hospital after an operation to remove a bladder growth, a friend said Friday.

12/21/2012

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