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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee laughs as he is greeted after a meeting of the Political Animals Club in Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

He might be back: Huckabee eyeing White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 before quitting the presidential race. He skipped 2012 contest entirely — “All the factors say go, but my hearts […]

12/24/2013

Part of the HealthCare.gov website that notes to enroll by Dec. 23 for coverage starting Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

In symbolic step, Obama enrolls in health exchange, but won’t use it

HONOLULU (AP) — He won’t use it, and he didn’t actually sign up for it himself, but President Barack Obama has enrolled for health coverage through the new insurance exchanges. Announcing his enrollment Monday, the […]

12/23/2013

James Clapper Jr., US Director of National Intelligence (AP Photo)

US releases more documents on surveillance origins

WASHINGTON (AP) – The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that show how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for […]

12/21/2013

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Obama orders military to review sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military a one-year deadline to better prevent and respond to a wave of sexual assault in the ranks and warned that if progress isn’t made, […]

12/20/2013

President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Dec. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama says 2014 can be breakthrough year for America’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing progress on the economy, President Barack Obama said at his annual year-end news conference Friday that 2014 “can be a breakthrough year for America” after a long season of recession and […]

12/20/2013

Dec. 11, 2013: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., presides over his committee's hearing on "Continued Oversight of U.S. Government Surveillance Authorities," on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

NSA debate shifts in favor of surveillance limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sharp and unexpected shift, the national debate over U.S. government surveillance seems to be turning in favor of reining in the National Security Agency’s expansive spying powers at home and […]

12/19/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug convictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates. All […]

12/19/2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House, news groups discuss access to Obama

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and news media representatives agreed Tuesday to work toward expanding access to President Barack Obama’s public duties to give photo journalists a less restricted view of the president […]

12/17/2013

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FBI disrupts shootings through interventions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it has helped to disrupt or prevent nearly 150 shootings and violent attacks this year, in part by steering potential gunmen toward mental health professionals. It’s an achievement that […]

12/16/2013

In this Dec. 4, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the new health care law during a White House Youth Summit, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the […]

12/15/2013

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White House to keep NSA and cyber oversight together

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will continue the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and cyber command operations under the direction of a single military commander, the first move in advance of what published reports […]

12/13/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the implementation failures of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Health care signups pick up but may not close gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running short, the nation’s health care rolls still aren’t filling up fast enough. New signup numbers Wednesday showed progress for President Barack Obama’s health care law, but not enough to […]

12/11/2013

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