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Arizona governor signs bill blocking abortion coverage through Obamacare

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PHOENIX - Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey signed a law on Monday that requires doctors to tell women that drug-induced abortions can be reversed and that blocks the purchase of insurance on the Obamacare health exchange that includes abortion coverage.

U.S., Health, Politics 9:56pm EDT

Obama praises Ted Kennedy at opening of Senate replica in Boston

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BOSTON - U.S. President Barack Obama praised the late Edward Kennedy on Monday at the opening of a Senate chamber replica built in his honor, calling the former Democratic Senator for Massachusetts an inspired leader who bridged the bipartisan divide. | Video

U.S., Politics 7:06pm EDT

Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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WASHINGTON - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. | Video

Politics, U.S., Russia, Syria 11:55am EDT

U.S. Supreme Court rejects Obamacare 'death panel' challenge

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama's healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a "death panel" because it was designed to cut Medicare costs.

Politics, U.S. 9:50am EDT

Thu, Mar 26 2015

Obama touts consumer watchdog's plans to regulate payday loans

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WASHINGTON/ BIRMINGHAM - A U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Thursday outlined plans to crack down on payday lending practices that leave borrowers with debt they cannot repay, and President Barack Obama touted the move as a contrast with Republican polices.

Obama discusses Yemen, Iran in call with Turkey's Erdogan

WASHINGTON/ISTANBUL - President Barack Obama spoke with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday about pressing issues in the Middle East, including the crisis in Yemen, the White House said.

Politics, Yemen, World 26 Mar 2015

Republicans ask White House about Clinton's broken charity donors promise

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NEW YORK - The Republican Party chairman asked U.S. President Barack Obama's administration on Wednesday to disclose when it first learned that Hillary Clinton's pledge to disclose all donors to her family's charities had been "repeatedly violated."

26 Mar 2015

Wed, Mar 25 2015

Obama ready to sign bipartisan fix for Medicare doctor payments

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he was ready to sign bipartisan legislation to change the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, while the U.S. Senate's top Democrat appeared open to allowing a vote on the measure.

Politics, Health 25 Mar 2015

Republicans ask White House about Clinton's broken charity donors promise

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NEW YORK - The Republican Party chairman asked U.S. President Barack Obama's administration on Wednesday to disclose when it first learned that Hillary Clinton's pledge to disclose all donors to her family's charities had been "repeatedly violated."

25 Mar 2015

Conservative justices press Obama administration on mercury pollution rule

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority on Wednesday signaled hostility toward the Obama administration’s refusal to consider costs before regulating emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.