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Politics Apr 21A guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs
WASHINGTON — A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That's not the whole story these days.
Politics Apr 15Rubio raises $1.25 million online during first campaign day
Sen. Marco Rubio raised $1.25 million online during his first full day as a White House candidate. A source close to Rubio's campaign said Wednesday that the amount is the entire sum the Florida Republican had hoped to raise before…
Politics Apr 09What analysis reveals about Sen. Rand Paul’s ideas for a balanced budgets
Sen. Rand Paul is campaigning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as a man who wants to upend the ways of Washington. In one way, though, he's a creature of the nation's capital: He carries on a long tradition of…
Politics Mar 30Marco Rubio expected to announce presidential campaign April 13
WASHINGTON — Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans.
Politics Mar 25Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
WASHINGTON — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle.
Politics Mar 23Ted Cruz kicks off presidential campaign at Liberty University
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Sen. Ted Cruz opened the first major campaign of the 2016 presidential season Monday with a kickoff speech courting cultural conservatives and declaring that he will devote himself to "reigniting the promise of America."…
Politics Feb 27Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars
OXON HILL, Md. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was skeptical of some conservatives' efforts to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security unless President Barack Obama's immigration actions are derailed.
Politics Nov 01Education issue comes to the forefront in several state races
The 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers plans to spend $20 million on this year's elections - a record for it. The 3 million-member National Education Association has sent almost $8 million to political allies such as the Democratic Governors…
World Aug 31Lawmakers push White House to take action on Islamic State threat
Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.
Politics Aug 20Control of the Senate could be decided by funding push for female candidates
WASHINGTON — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.