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Politics Aug 11Koch-funded initiatives reach out to Hispanic voters for the GOP
The billionaire industrialists are working to patch a gaping hole in the GOP coalition that could spell a generation of irrelevance if Republicans cannot build some credibility with Hispanic voters, who typically shun the GOP. The fast-growing group could have…
Politics Aug 10Graham to Obama: Expand Iraq airstrikes or risk terrorist attack
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he worries an American city could soon be a terrorist target if the U.S. military fails to turn back Islamic militants on the march in Iraq and Syria.
Politics Jul 08Cleveland tops Dallas in bid to host RNC in 2016
Cleveland won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's next presidential pick will accept the party's nomination there in 2016.
Politics Jun 03Reid, McConnell spar on campaign finance rules
The Senate's top Democrat says the free flow of what he calls "shady money" into politics is the biggest threat to democracy he's seen in his lifetime. But his Republican counterpart calls efforts to limit campaign spending "terrible policy."…
Politics Apr 30Former Justice Stevens: Campaign money isn’t speech
Campaign donations pay for more than political ads and should not be protected as free speech, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens told a Senate panel Wednesday in urging them to rein in the billions of dollars shaping elections.
Politics Apr 26Santorum undecided on 2016 presidential run
The former Pennsylvania senator tells The Associated Press in an interview that he isn't ruling out a 2016 candidacy.
Nation Mar 14For profit college industry pushes back against proposed regulations on financial aid
The proposed regulations would penalize career training programs that produce graduates without the training needed to find a job with a salary that will allow them to pay off their debt. Schools, for-profit or not, that don't comply would lose…
Nation Feb 17New political TV ads can target individual homes
WASHINGTON — The days when political campaigns would try to make inroads with demographic groups such as soccer moms or white working-class voters are gone. Now, the operatives are targeting specific individuals. And, in some places, they can reach those…