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Boehner defends his U.S. House leadership amid conservative unrest 3:20pm EST

WASHINGTON - Fresh from an embarrassing rebuke at the hands of conservatives in his own party, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner played down any risk to his continuing leadership on Sunday, saying disagreements with fellow Republicans were merely over strategy, not goals.

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Jeb Bush will refuse to sign tax pledges: spokeswoman

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Jeb Bush will not sign any "no new taxes" pledges or any other pledges if he decides to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. | Video

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Congress averts security agency shutdown with one-week spending fix

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval on Friday to a one-week stopgap spending bill for the domestic security agency, averting a partial shutdown with just hours to spare before a midnight deadline. | Video

U.S. 28 Feb 2015

For Republicans, a shift to national security ahead of 2016

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - If this week was any indication, Republicans could spend much of the 2016 presidential election attacking Democrats as weak on national security, rather than focusing on the economic concerns that have preoccupied voters in recent years.

28 Feb 2015
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Jeb Bush enters the lion's den, touts conservative credentials

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Republican Jeb Bush asked skeptical conservatives to consider him a “second choice” on Friday but refused to back down from policy positions that have led many right-leaning activists to view his potential presidential candidacy with suspicion.

27 Feb 2015