Politics Headlines

Trump shows staying power with surge ahead of first debate

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WASHINGTON - Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump's political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Sen. John McCain's military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded.

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Planned Parenthood reports second website hack in a week

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- Planned Parenthood said electronic traffic to its websites was snarled by computer hackers on Wednesday in the second cyber attack mounted against the healthcare organization this week amid a controversy over alleged sales of aborted fetal tissue.

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Wed, Jul 29 2015

Clinton to appear on October 22 before House Benghazi committee: panel

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WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on Oct. 22 before the U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the committee said on Wednesday.

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Harley an awkward ride for 'union-busting' Republican Walker

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MILWAUKEE - For Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, there's something awkward about the Harley-Davidson motorcycles that he has been posing on at presidential campaign stops: each one bears a sticker on its frame that reads "Union made in the USA."

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House Speaker Boehner supports ending U.S. oil export ban

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WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday expressed for the first time his support for repealing the 40-year-old ban on domestic crude oil exports, a move that could breathe new life into a bill in his chamber.

29 Jul 2015

Republican Gilmore files paperwork to enter presidential race

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WASHINGTON - Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore filed the paperwork on Wednesday to join the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the Federal Election Commission.

29 Jul 2015

Senate confirms Dunford as top U.S. military officer

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top officer in the U.S. military.

29 Jul 2015

Californians divided along party lines on combating climate change

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Two-thirds of Californians link the state's ongoing catastrophic drought to climate change, and most support Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to combat it – but that's also because most Californians are Democrats, a new poll shows.

Hillary Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo

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- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday.

29 Jul 2015

Democratic congressman charged in political corruption case

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WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and four associates were charged on Wednesday in a political corruption case with bribery and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds. | Video

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What the candidates are worth

For the voyeurs among us, Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal is the latest candidate to expose his personal finances to public scrutiny.