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Romney tops Republican poll for '16; ahead of Clinton in election 10:06am EST

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

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Top Democrat says Obama focus on healthcare in 2009 was mistake

WASHINGTON - A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats made a major political blunder in 2009 when they chose to focus on healthcare reform instead of concentrating on fixing the economy.

25 Nov 2014

Democrats vow to thwart emerging Republican budget plan

WASHINGTON - Democrats in Congress on Tuesday vowed to reject an emerging Republican effort to split immigration-related funding from a full-year government spending bill that avoids a government shutdown.

25 Nov 2014
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Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned - sources

KABUL - The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

World, Afghanistan, U.S. 25 Nov 2014

U.S. House to hold hearing on oil export ban

WASHINGTON - A House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing on Dec. 11 to explore whether a decades-old law that prohibits the export of crude oil makes sense in an era of domestic energy abundance.

25 Nov 2014

Longtime Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Coleman won't seek fifth term

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said on Tuesday he would not seek a fifth term next year as mayor of Ohio's capital and most populous city.

25 Nov 2014