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Politics Feb 06Cruz, Rubio face barrage of attacks during debate
Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals challenging his readiness to be president, his commitment to his own policies and the depth of…
Politics Jan 19Sanders seeks to build on his momentum in Iowa
FORT DODGE, Iowa — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is trying to build on a burst of momentum for his presidential bid in Iowa with a four-stop bus tour in the state.
Politics Jan 17Obama heralds Americans’ release as victory for ‘smart’ diplomacy
"This is a good day," Obama said in a statement from the White House. "When Americans are freed and returned to their families, that's something we can all celebrate."…
Politics Jan 14Republican debate sure to highlight party’s fractured field
WASHINGTON — A smaller cast of Republican presidential candidates returns to the main debate stage Thursday night, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the White House hopefuls to sway voters before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucus.
Politics Jan 12Obama warns against giving into election year cynicism
WASHINGTON -- Eyeing the end of his presidency, Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to rekindle their belief in the promise of change that first carried him to the White House, declaring that the country must not allow election-year fear…
Nation Dec 26Obama hopes to stave off lame-duck status in final year
President Obama is planning widespread international travel and may use executive actions on gun laws and the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in an effort to avoid lame-duck status in his final year in the White House.
Politics Dec 20‘We should move on,’ Clinton says at debate over Sanders data breach
Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton moved past the rancor over a breach of her campaign's valuable voter data, shifting Saturday night's debate into a pointed but polite discussion of national security, Americans' heightened terrorism fears and the…
Nation Dec 18Obama says he won’t fade away in final year
Closing out a tumultuous year, President Barack Obama sought to lay the groundwork Friday for his last year in office by vowing not to fade in the background but instead use his remaining months to push longstanding goals to fruition.
Politics Dec 17White House promises ‘non-traditional’ State of the Union
WASHINGTON — The White House is promising President Barack Obama will deliver a "non-traditional" State of the Union address next month, eschewing the standard litany of policy proposals for a broader discussion on the challenges facing the country.
Politics Dec 13Large 2016 establishment field puts New Hampshire GOP leaders on edge
The Republican establishment has flexed its muscle in New Hampshire's presidential primaries for years. But in the unpredictable 2016 election, the state's standard political playbook faces challenges on two fronts.