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In Supreme Court term, Obama wins big and loses small 10:46am EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration was unexpectedly on the winning side in nearly all the close, politically significant Supreme Court cases decided in the term that ended this week, including blockbuster rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage.

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Illinois mired in uncertainty over budget

SPRINGFIELD/CHICAGO, Illinois - Illinois blew through a budget deadline this week, and now the state faces court battles over spending and a political standoff between rookie Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and veteran Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, who has dominated state politics for three decades.

02 Jul 2015
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Obama jabs Republican candidates in Walker's Wisconsin

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - President Barack Obama ripped the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and poked fun at the large crop of Republican presidential candidates on Thursday, injecting himself into the race to find his successor in 2016.

02 Jul 2015
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Former Democratic Senator Webb announces White House campaign

WASHINGTON - Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb launched a long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, promising to fight the political influence of big-money interests and bring a new approach to solving problems. | Video

02 Jul 2015
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Wisconsin's Walker to announce presidential bid July 13: aides

WASHINGTON - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination on July 13, aides said on Thursday, a high-profile late entry into the race and one whose hopes largely depend on how he does in Iowa.Walker has been exploring a White House run for months. He has remained near the top of the field by promoting his record of having defeated a 2012 recall effort over his challenge to the collective bargaining process for most public unions

02 Jul 2015