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  • Republicans question Iowa's key role in presidential balloting

    DES MOINES — For more than 40 years, Iowa voters have played a vital role in picking the nation's president, culling the field of hopefuls and helping launch a fortunate handful all the way to the White House. For about 35 of those years, Iowa has...
  • Governors' White House visit includes hints of 2016 campaign

    Governors' White House visit includes hints of 2016 campaign
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama hosted the nation's governors at the White House twice in 24 hours, he couldn't help but tease some of the more ambitious state leaders about their plans. Toasting the governors at an annual formal dinner in the...
  • Iowa welcome mat awaits Christie, but not Jersey swagger

    DES MOINES -- As the Chris Christie Mystery Tour continues, he may want to swing by Iowa, where a rare welcome mat awaits the beleaguered governor of New Jersey. Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Assn., has been plying the party fundraising...
  • 'Wacko Birds' cloud Republicans' election euphoria

    Some Republicans envisioned a successful rope-a-dope strategy for this year's elections: Don't make mistakes, and let the Democrats stew in the juices of Obamacare and a strapped middle class. That take-no-risks approach is unraveling. Congressional...
  • Implementing Obamacare in a red state: A report from the front

    Implementing Obamacare in a red state: A report from the front
    If you're handing out New Year's best wishes for the "losers" in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, save some heart for the people tasked with implementing the new law in red states -- the dozens of states where legislative obstruction has left...
  • Jules Witcover: Hillary and the high wire

    WASHINGTON -- In Barbara Walters' latest ABC News interview with Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state barely moved the needle in the will-she-won't-she guessing game over seeking the presidency in 2016. She said she will do so...
  • Jerry Brown poised to become state's longest-serving governor

    Jerry Brown poised to become state's longest-serving governor
    Later this week, Jerry Brown will become the longest-serving governor in California history – surpassing the record previously set by Republican Earl Warren, who left in the middle of his third term to serve as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme...
  • How to foster compassion in children

     How to foster compassion in children
    Are the ideas on offer to reform America's schools really the best we can come up with? Texas has embraced reforms, for example, that call for increasing the number of charter schools and eliminating some of the exams required to graduate from high...
  • Bill to require sales tax for online purchases advances in Senate

    Bill to require sales tax for online purchases advances in Senate
    Online shoppers would have to pay state sales taxes on more purchases under legislation that advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday — but Marylanders could also wind up paying a smaller increase in gasoline taxes. Bricks-and-mortar stores have long...
  • Obama taps O'Malley to co-chair national homeland security panel

    President Barack Obama has named Gov. Martin O'Malley one of two co-chairmen of a panel of state and federal officials focused on defense and homeland security, the governor's office said Monday. The Maryland Democrat will co-chair the Council of...
  • Arizona business group wants tax-weary California businesses

     
    An Arizona business group is reaching for one of the oldest plays in the book -- offering to help California companies avoid higher taxes by leaving the state. The Greater Phoenix Economic Council said it will fly 100 chief executives......