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Pentagon chief calls for new multi-year defense spending deal 1:55pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Calling Republican defense spending plans a "road to nowhere," Defense Secretary Ash Carter appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to work with him toward a new bipartisan budget deal to provide stable funding for a U.S. military hurt by years of steep cuts.

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Clinton courts Latinos in Nevada, urges path to citizenship

LAS VEGAS - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for undocumented immigrants to be allowed to gain U.S. citizenship, courting Latino voters and drawing a line between herself and Republican rivals for the White House in 2016. | Video

05 May 2015
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Senate Republicans pass budget plan, eye Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly passed a Republican budget plan that prescribes deep domestic spending cuts to eliminate deficits by 2024 and aids the party's goal of trying to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

05 May 2015
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Republican Huckabee appeals to working class in launching 2016 bid

HOPE, Ark. - Republican Mike Huckabee launched a bid for his party's 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, zeroing in on the plight of blue-collar American workers who have been left behind in the country's rebound from the Great Recession. | Video

05 May 2015
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U.S. presidential hopeful Sanders: Break up the big banks

WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders, a self-described socialist U.S. senator who has launched a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill to break up the biggest banks, a position far to the left of the party's front runner, Hillary Clinton.

Elizabeth Warren 05 May 2015