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  • Key things to know about Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont

    Key things to know about independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is expected to enter the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign on Thursday, according to people familiar with his decision: THE BRIEF A self-described "democratic socialist" who...
  • Republican Corker holds up budget over spending-cut provision

    WASHINGTON A Republican U.S. senator said he is holding up his party's budget proposal in Congress because a provision intended to cut spending isn't strong enough. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told reporters Tuesday he was withholding support for...
  • Is Jeb Bush too reasonable for Republicans?

     Is Jeb Bush too reasonable for Republicans?
    For a Republican who once called himself a "head-banging conservative," Jeb Bush has said some surprisingly nice things about President Obama lately. He endorsed Obama's proposed trade deal with Asia. He praised Obama's tough policies on terrorism,...
  • Obama criticizes black deaths by police, rioters and society

    Obama criticizes black deaths by police, rioters and society
    Urging Americans to "do some soul-searching," President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Tuesday over recurring black deaths at the hands of police, rioters responding with senseless violence and a society that will only "feign concern" without...
  • What rules apply when members of Congress date lobbyists?

    WASHINGTON Confronted with questions about how his relationship with an aviation industry lobbyist might impact his chairmanship of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said he has "gone above and beyond what...
  • Former Obama aide Jawando to run for House seat

    Former Obama aide Jawando to run for House seat
    A former Obama administration official who sought a General Assembly seat last year said Tuesday he will run for the U.S. House district being left open by Rep. Chris Van Hollen. Will Jawando, who worked in the Office of Public Engagement at the White...
  • Ringside tickets bound for the recognizable, rich, lucky

    Tickets are at such a premium to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao's long-awaited matchup that all of those seated at ringside will be the recognizable, the rich — and the very lucky. There should be no lack of celebrities. TV cameras...
  • Chicagoans snare invites to state dinner honoring Japan

    Chicagoans snare invites to state dinner honoring Japan
    A sake toast, red chopsticks and a meal fusing American and Japanese cuisine were planned Tuesday night for guests at a White House state dinner honoring Japan. A number of Chicago-area residents were to join the Obamas at the soiree, where the decor...
  • Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary

    On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade. Now, early in her Democratic presidential campaign, she's...
  • Hundreds protest Japanese leader ahead of California visit

    Hundreds of people protested outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco on Tuesday, calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for his country's treatment of people from other Asian countries during World War II. The protest comes days before...
  • Defense bill could halt plan to shield troops from abusive loans

    WASHINGTON A provision tucked into the annual legislation that sets policy for the U.S. Department of Defense could imperil a proposed regulation aimed at protecting military members from predatory loans. Part of the bill targets a rule that would cap...