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Politics Nov 22Trump will not rule out independent run in 2016
Republican Donald Trump on Sunday refused to rule out an independent bid for president in 2016, and he dug in on creating a database to track Muslims in the U.S.
Politics Oct 18Benghazi chairman: New emails reveal ‘total disconnect’ with Washington
The chairman of the panel investigating the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks said Sunday that new information reveals a "total disconnect" between the security needs of U.S. personnel on the ground and the political priorities of Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department…
Politics Sep 27Boehner: GOP ‘false prophets’ are making unrealistic promises
House Speaker John Boehner warned Sunday against "false prophets" in his own party making unrealistic promises, saying his resignation had averted a government shutdown this week but not the GOP's broader battle over how to wield power.
Politics Sep 13Before next debate, Republican presidential rivals take aim at Trump
Three days before the next Republican presidential debate, signs abound that some rivals of billionaire developer Donald Trump are taking direct aim at his decisive lead with attacks on his divisive rhetoric and vague policy.
Politics Aug 26What’s behind the ‘anchor babies’ buzz phrase?
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump took heat when he spoke about "anchor babies" and seemed to relish the fallout from his latest provocation in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Then Jeb Bush echoed the phrase and found himself on…
Politics Aug 07Fact checking Trump’s history of insulting women
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he can't recall specifics of insulting women, though news reports paint a long history of him comparing women to animals.
Economy May 03Food servers in Capitol Hill grapple with low wages
Many of the Capitol's food servers, who make the meals, bus the tables and run the cash registers in the restaurants and carryouts that serve lawmakers, earn less than $11 an hour.
World Feb 25U.S.-Israel tensions continue to rise ahead of Netanyahu speech
WASHINGTON — Trading barbs, the U.S. and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat Wednesday over Benjamin Netanyahu's GOP-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of rolling over to allow Tehran to develop nuclear weapons.
Politics Feb 08Rand Paul’s vaccine claims under microscope
As a medical doctor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a rare set of credentials at the intersection of science and politics. But the glare of the 2016 presidential race is searing, and under it, Paul had a rough week.
Politics Jan 29Sen. Lindsey Graham explores 2016 GOP presidential run
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats.