Politics Headlines

U.S. government to extend healthcare nondiscrimination law to transgender people


NEW YORK - The U.S. government said on Thursday it will extend its healthcare nondiscrimination law to transgender individuals and require health insurers and medical providers to treat all patients equally, regardless of sex.

Health 2:59pm EDT

Front-runner Trump signs Republican loyalty pledge


NEW YORK - Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the November 2016 presidential election.

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White House: sanctions relief for Iran tied to compliance with nuclear deal


WASHINGTON - Iran will only see sanctions relief if it complies with the nuclear deal, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday.

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Senator Warner supports Iran nuclear agreement: White House

WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia supports the nuclear agreement with Iran, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Thursday.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Booker backs Iran nuclear pact


WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker said on Thursday he would vote in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran, calling the pact between world powers and Tehran "the better of two flawed options."

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Trump expected to sign Republican loyalty pledge: party official


WASHINGTON/HAMPTON. N.H. - U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to sign a pledge not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican Party nomination, a party official said, despite earlier refusals to rule out a third-party bid.

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Bush says will lay out tax reform plan next week in North Carolina


HAMPTON, N.H. - Jeb Bush will lay out a tax plan next week aimed at lowering corporate and personal tax rates and giving the U.S. economy a jolt, the Republican presidential candidate said on Thursday.

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Normally loquacious Biden hits the road but stays mum on 2016


MIAMi, Fla - When you are Joe Biden, it's not easy being quiet.

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Biden meets Jewish leaders in Florida to defend Iran deal


DAVIE, Fla. - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tried to reassure Jewish leaders in south Florida on Thursday that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran would be a vital step toward making the world a safer place.

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New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama


RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh's efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure.

World, Saudi Arabia 10:11am EDT

A Biden announcement on Colbert? No way.

The official word is in: there's no truthiness to the speculation that Joe Biden will tell is if he is or isn't running for president on Stephen Colbert's show next week.